Susan J. Demas
Susan J. Demas is editor-in-chief of the Michigan Advance, a sister publication of the Nevada Current.
The far-right’s repulsive ‘groomer’ attack is a clarion call for violence
By: Susan J. Demas - April 26, 2022
Earlier this month, Michigan state Sen. Lana Theis used her invocation on the Senate dais to launch a political tirade that children are “under attack” from “forces that desire things for them other than what their parents would have them see and hear and know.” That prompted walkouts from some Democratic senators, so Theis saw an opportunity to […]
How do you solve poverty? Throw money at the problem.
By: Susan J. Demas - October 13, 2021
If there’s one enduring myth in America, it’s that there’s nothing we can really do to end poverty. Most policy prescriptions during the last few decades — from setting up Byzantine barriers to programs like food stamps and Medicaid to doing nothing at all — are rooted in condescending lore that poor people deserve to […]
Why didn’t COVID make us question what the ‘pro-life’ movement is about?
By: Susan J. Demas - September 9, 2021
Last week, my almost 19-year-old daughter stepped foot on her college campus to take classes for the first time (a year late thanks to the loud, selfish minority’s continual refusal to take COVID seriously). As I hugged her goodbye, it occurred to me that she now has fewer rights as a woman than I did […]
Ford, 21 AGs tell congressional leaders to guard against voter suppression
By: Susan J. Demas - August 2, 2021
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, along with 21 other attorneys general, on Monday sent a letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation protecting against both voter suppression and election subversion and possibly reform the filibuster. “Following the 2020 presidential election, we witnessed something many of us considered unthinkable: an attempt by the […]
It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year
By: Susan J. Demas - March 5, 2020
The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, has dwindled to one. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exited the race Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself a pundit-y out here, but it doesn’t look good). And, in […]