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Israel’s Sickness unto Death: ‘Foxtrot’

Israel’s Sickness unto Death: ‘Foxtrot’

A carefully etched portrayal of an absurd society eating itself alive.
Trump’s Judges Threaten to Roll Back Racial Progress

Trump’s Judges Threaten to Roll Back Racial Progress

Donald Trump’s racism has been apparent from day one—and he is cementing this disregard for the welfare of people of color into our federal judiciary.
From Theory to Practice—Disaster Capitalism is Changing Puerto Rico, and Fast

From Theory to Practice—Disaster Capitalism is Changing Puerto Rico, and Fast

“We are in a process of extreme austerity measures; seeing the privatization of our school system and our electrical grid, while at the same time an exodus of people just fleeing the island because
How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday

How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday

Holiday, who throughout her career called public attention to the devastating impact of white supremacy, drew the notice of the Commissioner for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He ordered her to stop
A Meeting with the President: Dane County Sheriff Runs Into a Wall

A Meeting with the President: Dane County Sheriff Runs Into a Wall

David Mahoney went to the White House last week with a whole bunch of issues to discuss. But President Donald Trump was focused on one thing.
‘Duck and Cover’ Wasn’t Viable Then, and It Isn’t Now

‘Duck and Cover’ Wasn’t Viable Then, and It Isn’t Now

Staying quiet and hiding will not save us from gun violence. Neither will arming teachers. But the NRA would have us believe otherwise.
False Promises: Is Promoting College a Disservice for Some Students?

False Promises: Is Promoting College a Disservice for Some Students?

Author Linda Nathan worries that well-meaning educators who say every student can go to college are doing more harm than good.
Going Native: Earth Ethics in a World of Greed

Going Native: Earth Ethics in a World of Greed

Tribal sovereignty is precarious at best. Indians know that at any point the President, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court could do away with Indian-federal treaties, dismantle reservations, and
Honduran Activists Need Our Support

Honduran Activists Need Our Support

The Honduran government has brought at least 179 criminal cases against activists for simply protesting what they believe to be electoral fraud. The people of Honduras desperately need support to
How Education Reformers Get Black History Wrong

How Education Reformers Get Black History Wrong

Fostering pride in one’s own achievement is worthwhile, but pursuing it in isolation of the gospel of the black freedom struggle is like building on quicksand.
Trump’s Plan is Bad for Transit Infrastructure

Trump’s Plan is Bad for Transit Infrastructure

In his SOTU address, President Trump said we must build the “safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure.” It is impossible to square that vision with the plan and budget he just released.
What’s Wrong with Black History Month?

What’s Wrong with Black History Month?

Black History Month shouldn't be an excuse to ignore African American history for the other eleven months of the year.
TrumpBox

TrumpBox

It's like Blue Apron for lies!
A Descendant of Robert E. Lee Speaks Out Against the Sin of White Supremacy

A Descendant of Robert E. Lee Speaks Out Against the Sin of White Supremacy

Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, but Reverend Rob Lee says there’s a right and wrong side to history, and he knows which side to be on.
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Leaves the Infrastructure Out

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Leaves the Infrastructure Out

Donald Trump has been promising a big infrastructure plan since the campaign days. But what he's got is a whole bunch of nothing, says Hunter Blair of the Economic Policy Institute.
Why Does the U.S. Keep Turning Against Haitians?

Why Does the U.S. Keep Turning Against Haitians?

For decades, U.S. policy has toyed with the lives of Haitian immigrants. The end of Temporary Protected Status is just the latest development.
The Aftermath of Wisconsin’s Act 10: Less Experienced Teachers and Needier Students

The Aftermath of Wisconsin’s Act 10: Less Experienced Teachers and Needier Students

Within Wisconsin’s stellar statewide graduation rates and test scores lie the largest racial disparities in the nation.
Marichuy: Mexico’s First Indigenous Woman Presidential Candidate

Marichuy: Mexico’s First Indigenous Woman Presidential Candidate

A small crowd gathered to watch the dancers and wait for María de Jesús Patricio Martínez—better known as Marichuy—the Zapatista candidate for president of Mexico, and first indigenous woman to run
Is Vanessa Trump’s White Powder Scare Real or Just ‘Mere Allegation’?

Is Vanessa Trump’s White Powder Scare Real or Just ‘Mere Allegation’?

In the upside-down Trumpverse, nothing is as it seems. It's like being stuck in Monty Python's never ending "Argument Clinic."
Take a Dump for Trump: The Scoop on Political Resistance

Take a Dump for Trump: The Scoop on Political Resistance

Picking up after my dog has never been so satisfying.