Issue No. 1
Dear ADA Members and Friends,
Welcome to The American Commentator, the new membership magazine of the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund. Through feature articles, essays, interviews, personal remembrances, and reviews, we seek to promote a stimulating dialogue about liberal ideas and ideals among ADA members and friends.
The seeds of this initiative were initially planted during a social media exchange last year. Your three editors–each with current and/or past service on the boards of ADA and the ADA Ed Fund–shared a belief that the ADA community would benefit from a membership publication that offers substantive commentary about politics and policy. We surmised that an online magazine would be eminently doable, and we saw the ADA Ed Fund as the likely vehicle for publishing it. Over the past year, we’ve moved from concept to written product, with more to come.
This first issue provides a sampling of what we have in mind for The American Commentator. We anticipate publishing at least twice a year, in the fall and spring. Depending on the volume of submissions and the capacity of our largely volunteer staff, we may increase our publishing frequency in the future.
Thank you for your readership. As we approach this nationally defining November election, we hope that our next issue will be fueled by a new sense of optimism over the nation’s civic future.
We’ll see you again in the spring.
Editors, The American Commentator
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