Category Archives: Politics

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WILDFIRE IN THE AMERICAN WEST AND THE FAST TRACK TO OBLIVION

Danbert Nobacon takes on global warming, wildfires, and the possibility that there’s some human complicity. Continue reading




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The Coalition Will Not Be Televised

From across the pond, James D. Irwin breaks down the imminent British election for those of us in the U.S. Continue reading




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Europe’s Food Town: A Memorial, an election and the “C” word (Class)

Labour and Race: Philip Marsh on how one former fishing town became the swing district in this week’s UK parliamentary elections. Continue reading




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The Hillary Chronicles

WATCHING THE STALE Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles that’s closing May 3rd, I thought of Hillary Clinton. Fictional Heidi Holland, the play’s protagonist, and real Hillary Clinton, have a lot in common: they’re both Illinois-born straight arrows … Continue reading




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Purvi Patel is Not a Terrorist: What Happens When Fetal Citizenship Trumps Women’s Rights

Dr. Sayantani DasGupta on the travesty of the trial of Purvi Patel and what it says about race, America and women’s rights now. Continue reading




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Violence in Ferguson, Violence in the System

Jarret Middleton deconstructs the Ferguson grand jury decision and the deeper meaning of the killing of Michael Brown. Continue reading




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The Politics of Ebola Porn*: Africa, Race, and the Titillation of Horror

Sayantani DasGupta puts the politics of Ebola under a microscope and finds an American horror story. Continue reading




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The Problem with the Homeless Problem

It’s easy to believe that people like this exist for our sakes, dying lessons on how not to live. We don’t allow ourselves to entertain the idea that these people have histories; these shadows and signposts don’t happen to serve a purpose for anyone else, they were once actual people themselves. Continue reading




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Newsfail: An Interview with Citizen Radio’s Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein

The founders of Citizen Radio chat with Greg Olear about their new book, #NEWSFAIL. Continue reading




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