Teri Kanefield

Teri has written novels, short stories, nonfiction for both young readers and adults, and lots of legal briefs. She is currently working on a book on disinformation to be published by Macmillan Publishers. Her political commentary has appeared on the NBC Think Blog and CNN.com. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Slate Magazine, and Scope Magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in the American Literary View, The Iowa Review, and others. For twelve years she maintained a private appellate law practice limited to representing indigents on appeal from adverse rulings. She believes with the ACLU that when the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled. She also believe with John Updike that the purpose of literature is to expand our sympathies. Teri lives with her family on the beautiful central coast in California.

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The Saga of Peter Navarro

I: What We Know There was an interesting series of events this week involving the Justice Department, Peter Navarro, Mark Meadows, Steven Bannon, and Dan Scavino. Here’s the timeline: Peter Navarro worked

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The Racist History of Our Gun Laws: How We Got Here

On Dec. 21, 2012 — one week after Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced during a

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Cynicism and the Struggle to Save Democracy

Part I: Trump’s Executive Privilege Lawsuit This week, Trump’s lawyers faced an uphill battle trying to persuade a federal judge to block the House from obtaining White House records pertaining to the

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