General discussion
Black Lives Matter, 2020: In their own words

By Michael Mace and LeTisha Shaw In summer of 2020, a massive series of Black Lives Matter protests rolled across America.  Why did they happen? What messages were the protesters trying to send? There’s been an enormous amount of discussion about that, often led by advocates and analysts with polarized perspectives (link). It’s easy for […]

Covid Profiles
Covid stress: Everyone is suffering differently

Everyone is suffering differently from the pandemic, depending on factors like health, work situation, number of kids at home, and personality. Two people living next door in similar circumstances might have wildly different stress levels. In this article we’ll hear from people experiencing high and low hardship, and learn why they’re stressed.

General empathy
Messages to you, from the rest of the country

If you asked a dozen regular people in the US what they want to say to the rest of the country, what do you think you’d hear? What issues would they raise? How angry would they be? Reality may surprise you. See their videos here.

General discussion
Listen: We’re not as divided as we think we are

The United States is not as polarized as you think it is. The shrill voices that dominate discussions online are actually a very small percent of the population. Join us and get to know the real America, through the voices of regular people.