This week’s featured idealist is Rashida Tlaib, who represents Michigan’s 12th District in the House. She’s been a fierce protector of Palestinian rights, for which she was censured last month. (For the record, I believe that Israel has the right to exist, and I don’t put up with antisemitism.) The Big Interview is with Mikki Morrissette, the publisher of Minnesota Women’s Press, who talks about how the magazine is trying to give voice to women in Greater MN. In my C-Block, I’m back to talking about how DEI is being attacked—this time with Wisconsin Republicans holding the University of WI education system over its DEI practices. The R’s forced University Regents to gut their DEI programs in return for approving a system-wide pay raise and $347 million for a new engineering building in Madison. Look for more of this hostage taking to occur across the country in ’24!