Category: US

Ed Hedemann: In Memoriam: David McReynolds

The Gay Socialist Pacifist Who Twice Ran for President, Dies at 88

William Astore: Why Can’t We Just Play Ball?

The Militarization of Sports and the Redefinition of Patriotism

Ian Millhiser: Jim Crow-like assault on black voting in Georgia

A Georgia election board proposed shutting down seven of the nine polling locations in an overwhelmingly black rural county

Andrew Fan: 14 Times More Likely to Use Force Against Young Black Men

Internal Chicago police files document thousands of police uses of force over more than a decade. Nearly 90 percent were against people of color

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Glenn Greenwald: Should We Worry About Silicon Valley Regulating Speech?

Debate on how the left should consider free speech issues in the context of online platforms

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Kim Scipes: Zinnophobia

It is rare to get an intelligent, well-sourced and coherent discussion of issues today such as the role of history in education, politics and scholarship, but David Detmer of Purdue University Northwest has provided such with this book

Harold Meyerson: Elizabeth Warren Proposes a Second New Deal

Her new bill would compel corporations to dump “maximizing shareholder value” and put worker representatives on their boards

Jeffrey St. Clair: Roaming Charges: Running Out of Fools

+ Aretha Franklin is dead and America will never be as great again. + Aretha made her first recording when she was 14. She emerged almost fully formed as an artist, with killer chops on the piano and a voice that had the power of Howlin Wolf’s and fluidity of Sam Cooke’s… + For the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Hopes and Anxieties

For over half a century, Noam Chomsky, celebrated linguist and current Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair at the University of Arizona, has provided intellectual and moral leadership to critics of American foreign policy. In the interview below, conducted in his office at the University of Arizona on August 7, 2018, Chomsky Read more…

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad: The racial wealth divide

Without investment, blacks, Latinos and Native Americans, and other people of color, never will be able to catch up to the historic strong white middle class that we like to think back upon

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