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by Bob Gatty

The Trump-spawned hate that has been embraced by many rank-and-file Republicans is reaching a danger point and it's time to stand up and say, "Enough!"


The latest example of this is a despicable letter sent to the wife of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), one of two Republicans serving on the committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection.


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Education expert Erika Twani says the role of public schools is an important factor in the battle to reduce school shootings and crime in America as she advocates an increase in "relational learning", including teaching life skills, to help improve outcomes for many students.


Author of Becoming Einstein’s Teacher: Awakening the Genius in Your Students, and co-founder and CEO of Learning One to One, Twani explores ways to foster human achievement through education. Before co-founding Learning One to One, Erika was Microsoft’s education industry director for Multi-Country Americas. She is today's guest on the Lean to the Left podcast.

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John Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare with the Madison Policy Forum, has just returned from Ukraine where strategies and tactics that he developed as a combat soldier in the U.S. Army, are being used by the Ukrainian military against Russian invaders.


On the Lean to the Left podcast, Spencer says those tactics helped defeat Russia's attempt to capture Kiev and topple the Ukrainian government, and he discusses the lack of motivation of Russian soldiers who are reluctant to fight, even shooting themselves in the foot and slicing their vehicle tires to avoid combat. The author of the new book, "Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War," Spencer has provided the Ukrainian military...

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