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Josh Hoxie: 5 ways the economy is stacked against young people

Millennials suffer stagnant wages and high expenses in an economy not designed for them — but there’s hope.

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alexandra Minna Stern: White nationalists’ extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

The public needs to recognize ecofascism as a dangerous cloud gathering on the horizon.

August 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Adrie Kusserow: Mismatch in the Modern West

Still, no one loves humans more than I do. How beautiful we are, at night calling to each other like owls, our loneliness barely masked, barely voweled into sound, the past calling to us like hungry ghosts…

August 26, 2019 · 7 Comments

Marc Jampole: Taking Back the White House

To win the Electoral College in 2020, Dems would do well to follow Trump’s lead and play to their base of progressive, young, minority and college educated voters..

August 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

Megan Volpert: The Sophomores

Sophomore is fangirling out. He loves these boys in their three piece suits…

August 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundations

In 1950, Woody Guthrie moved to an apartment building in Brooklyn. His landlord: Fred Trump, father of Donald. And yes, Woody wrote a song about it.

August 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Louie Skipper: The Night Nurse

Why are Hieronymus Bosch and Salvador Dali still not speaking after passing through the Crab Nebula together? . Was it necessary for Shakespeare to become anonymous before being made immortal? … Continue reading

August 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chard deNiord: Open Letter to the President from a Citizen, August 21, 2019

I write to you, Mr. President, from inside
the cell in which you’ve locked the country
with ICE.

August 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Jon Queally: Just Hours After Anti-Semitic Remarks, Trump Promotes Himself as ‘King of Israel… Second Coming of God’

“The President is a raving lunatic,” responded Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum. “He is not well.”

August 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Francis Vergunst, Julian Savulescu: Five ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet

Over the next year, more than 50 billion land animals will be slaughtered for food around the world. Most of them will be reared in conditions that cause them to suffer unnecessarily while also harming people and the environment in significant ways.

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

Donald Trump would rather demonize desperate people than deploy the resources needed to attend to their claims in a timely way — or in any way at all.

August 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Frank T. McAndrew: Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

So what happens when everyone thinks they’re smarter than everyone else?

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Yancy: Dear God, Are You There?

We are in a deep spiritual crisis that can’t be relieved by politics, or philosophy.

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Virginia Woolf: Becoming an Artist

Hamlet or a Beethoven quartet is the truth about this vast mass that we call the world. But there is no Shakespeare, there is no Beethoven; certainly and emphatically there is no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

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