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My View

What the Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law Was Really About

For women seeking abortions and health care providers, threats of clinic violence and harassment remain real.

My View

Georgia Mayor Stood Up to State's Anti-Immigrant Law

A small-town Republican honored for his unusual position urges Congress to act on immigration reform.

My View

Growing Talk of Pension Reform Makes Future More Uncertain for Workers

Behind all the stories about pensions draining public resources are workers who may be impoverished.

My View

Helping Parents Help Their Kids

A parent educator explains how home-visiting programs like hers teach skills that can help disadvantaged children develop and thrive.

My View

HIV-Positive, Pregnant Immigrant Mom Speaks Out

Once frightened and ashamed, she wants the world to know that HIV-positive women can deliver healthy children and have families.

My View

Kale-Loving Inner-City Teens? They Dig It

At a middle school in South Los Angeles, health class involves growing bok choy and jalapeños—and changing the way students eat. 

My View

How I Used My Computer-Science Degree in the Peace Corps While Serving in Rural Africa

The perspective and inspiration you gain from service is more valuable than a fancy title or bullet point on a resume.

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My View

What the Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law Was Really About

For women seeking abortions and health care providers, threats of clinic violence and harassment remain real.

My View

Georgia Mayor Stood Up to State's Anti-Immigrant Law

A small-town Republican honored for his unusual position urges Congress to act on immigration reform.

My View

Growing Talk of Pension Reform Makes Future More Uncertain for Workers

Behind all the stories about pensions draining public resources are workers who may be impoverished.

My View

Helping Parents Help Their Kids

A parent educator explains how home-visiting programs like hers teach skills that can help disadvantaged children develop and thrive.

My View

HIV-Positive, Pregnant Immigrant Mom Speaks Out

Once frightened and ashamed, she wants the world to know that HIV-positive women can deliver healthy children and have families.

My View

Kale-Loving Inner-City Teens? They Dig It

At a middle school in South Los Angeles, health class involves growing bok choy and jalapeños—and changing the way students eat. 

My View

How I Used My Computer-Science Degree in the Peace Corps While Serving in Rural Africa

The perspective and inspiration you gain from service is more valuable than a fancy title or bullet point on a resume.

Show More
 
About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.