Norah Vawter

Norah Vawter

Norah Vawter is a freelance writer living in Northern Virginia.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
The Green New Deal: Let's Get Visionary
Lately there’s been a lot of bad news about climate change and the future of humanity. In October, the United Nations issued a major report warning of a climate crisis as soon as 2040. The day after Thanksgiving, the Trump administration tried to bury the release of its own report on the dire...
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Even if these candidates don’t win, their campaigns have been historic. If November isn’t kind to progressives, I don’t think we should brush this wave aside. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Progressives Need to Be Brave Enough to Fail
As the 2018 midterms approach, we’re living in a moment when progressive and even leftist ideas — and unabashed, unapologetic idealism — can be cool. Progressive candidates have won congressional or gubernatorial primaries by ardently supporting so-called radical policies like Medicare for All,...
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Sunday, August 05, 2018
A Letter to My Child on a Changing Planet
To my five-year-old son: By the time you’re my age, the year will be 2051. I don’t know what the planet will look like. And that scares me. Today, it’s obvious that nature is changing too fast, too much. Of course, nature’s not the culprit. We are. Humans. Your parents, your grandparents, and so...
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Red Terry at a pipeline protest in Waynesboro, Virginia (Photo: WHSV.com) Views
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pipeline Outrage Is a Human Issue, Not a Political Issue
I almost cried at a press conference, watching a mother and her grown daughter explain the dramatic lengths they’d gone through to protect their property in Southwest Virginia’s Bent Mountain from the Mountain Valley pipeline. If the pipeline is constructed, it will transport fracked natural gas...
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