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Kareem Tayyar: The Electrical Engineer

He could make a radio out of anything You’d come home and he’d have put one together out of the parts of that old Defunct television set that died one … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shirley Ann Higuchi: Suddenly What Happened to Japanese Americans 75 Years Ago Is Relevant

In May 1942, just six months into World War II, a medical doctor in the U.S. Army went to a notary in Fort Smith, Arkansas and signed over the sale … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Trump Threatens National Security, Invoke Amendment 25

The Trump administration poses an existential threat to the United States and must be removed from office.   We know that seventeen US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia hacked the … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Adriana Ramírez: What does it mean to be a poet in the face of violence?

On Black Bodies, Metaphor, and Mourning . What roles does poetry play in response to violence? Can poets write about racialized violence without reinscribing it on others? –Susan B. A. … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Best of Luck with the Wall

. What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like? The US-Mexico border fence, a major topic in the 2016 US presidential race, is a sprawling structure … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Joan E. Bauer: Progress Street

For Halloween in 1960, I dressed as an election booth festooned with Kennedy stickers & buttons.   If you’re a woman over 60 & someone says ‘coat hanger,’ you don’t … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Treason of the Republican Presidents

The GOP has a history of striking deals with foreign governments to help it win presidential elections while out of power. Nixon and Reagan did it… and possibly Trump. If … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Only a Nazi Should be Called a Nazi

Drumming nervously on the steering wheel, I begin to mutter to myself. “C’mon, Renee. You told me 7:45, right? Actually, you demanded I pick you up precisely at 7:45. Well, … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

David Ades: In Response to the Accusation that I am Part of a Vast Jewish Conspiracy to Control the World

  If I could stop wrestling with entropy   long enough to consider this notion raised over and over the years like a scaffold, like a hangman’s noose and dangled … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Winship: For America’s Sake, We Need Answers about Russia. Now.

These first weeks of the Trump White House have felt like one of those tennis ball machines run amok, volley after volley shooting at us in such rapid fire that … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Nina Pick: Deportation Liturgy

Dear Mr. Spicer Like the scent of strawberries in the foyer at the bank your words say one thing and your voice another on a California mountain there are wild … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Trump and Friends, Treasonous From Day One?

The news is stunning, but remarkably unreported. Trump, Flynn and others may well be guilty of treason. Here are some of the facts. US intelligence agencies know that Michael Flynn, … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: Postmodern Jukebox — All About That Bass

  Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do ‘Cause I got that boom boom that all … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: On the Persistence of Color as a Way of Seeing the World

Less than fifty years ago it would have been illegal for me to marry the woman I’m married to in the state where I now live. I didn’t know this … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment