Tag Archive: politics

If Progressives Want Lasting Change, They Should Do More Than Protest And Run For Office

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post, and is republished here with the authors’ permission. By Brakeyshia Samms and Brandon McKoy Ever since last November, we have seen an upsurge in… Continue reading

The Know Nothing Party, 2.0

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Reader, perhaps you too have turned on your television, taken in a news program, and thought, “What the hell is going on in America right now?!” Fear not. Because if history teaches us… Continue reading

Barack Obama Reclaims American Exceptionalism

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In the first few months after Barack Obama was elected president, I was often reminded of the wonderful newness of it all. I’d brush my teeth, and all of a sudden my brain… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What should you watch? — Political Women

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March is Women’s History Month, so why not start out with a few binge-worthy Netflix shows on female representation in politics. Of the 1,963 people who have served in the Senate, only 46… Continue reading

Rejoice! Our Biennial Nightmare Will Soon Be Over

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Happy Election Day America! Today marks the close of the congressional midterm elections, which were as dark and interminable as the winter soon to be upon us. Even though the outcome of these… Continue reading

Part III: The War to Be Civil

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This is the fourth installment of a long-form essay on race, history and politics. Previous parts can be found here: Prologue Part I Part II   Careless seems the great Avenger; history’s pages… Continue reading

Midterm Mashup: The ISIS Ripple Effect

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There are less than two months to go before the  midterm elections, the deteriorating situation in the Middle East is posing a problem for Democrat and Republican candidates alike. When the president announced… Continue reading

Salon continues its obvious mission to discredit libertarians with anecdotal ad hominem

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Salon recently ran this piece, which chronicles a young man’s encounters with “discipauls” — feverishly extreme supporters of Ron Paul.  These fringe examples of people who consider themselves libertarian apparently turned the author… 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