Friday Roundup!

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  Hey all, here is your afternoon diet of links to get you to the weekend! Sebastian’s Picks: The New Yorker — a searing essay by Jelani Cobb on “respectability politics,” race, culture, politics… Continue reading

The Big Policy Question Positive-Libertarians Can Answer

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  The Week ran an article yesterday with a provocative title: “The Big Policy Question Libertarians Can’t Answer.” That question is apparently “What to do about poor children?” The basic argument is this:… Continue reading

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Changing Journalism For The Better

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Satirical news isn’t a new platform – from SNL’s Weekend Update to The Onion, making fun of current events is a time-old tradition. News plays an important role in American culture, so it… Continue reading

Battle Hymn of the Latchkey Kid

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I had one of those “negligent” mothers who didn’t monitor my television habits very closely, so when I was a kid my favorite show was South Park. Oddly enough, I think I learned… Continue reading

US Sentencing Commission votes unanimously to reduce sentences of nonviolent drug offenders retroactively

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  The U.S. Sentencing Commission has passed a measure that will reduce sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons.  These reductions will be applied retroactively.  As the Wall Street Journal reports: The… Continue reading

Held Hostage: Immigration Reform

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In 2012, President Barack Obama won reelection with a staggering 71 percent of the Latino vote. But it seems the tides have turned. Janet Murguía – the leader of the National Council of… Continue reading

The Roundup!

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It’s been a big week for the blog — over 10,000 visitors! Thanks for reading, and supporting our work. And shout out to new contributor Angie Hoxie! Here’s the Roundup: Jeremy’s Picks: Dueling… Continue reading

Part II: The War of the Rebellion

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This is the third installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Part I No man can serve two masters: for either… Continue reading

Dystopian Film Snowpiercer Mirrors Real Life Class Disparities

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There’s been a growing trend in cinema of underclass discontent with elite oligarchies. Many of these films are dystopian, futuristic, and post-apocalyptic. The most well known franchise in the genre is The Hunger… Continue reading