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None Dare Call It “Fascism.” Why Not?

by Mark Green | Sep 3, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

While Republicans routinely call Democrats “Marxists,” it’s been taboo for Democrats and the American mainstream media to brand Trump and his followers “fascists.” Why is that? The F-word is widely considered over-the-top name-calling, too redolent of Hitler, and risks triggering white-right Twitter trolls or even vigilantism . . . as Democrats instead usually confine their critique of the right […]

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Making Nuclear Weapons Obsolete

by Robert Rudney | Jul 7, 2021 | National Security, Opinion, Politics

It’s high time to declare nuclear weapons obsolete. The U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—entering into force January 22, 2021—underscores the most perilous environmental threat to humankind, a threat that cannot be ignored by the Biden administration. Eighty-six nations, not including the United States and other nuclear weapons states, have signed the treaty […]

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The Dalton School

Beyond Being “Black at Dalton”

by Zuri Washington | Jul 5, 2021 | Opinion, Race

“I got that ni–er c–nt suspended.” That’s just one example of what being Black at the Dalton School was like for me—and I had a generally positive experience there—amazing, in fact.   No one went through Dalton at the time without knowing of the Washington clan. I had deep ties in the arts, especially in the […]

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Four Ways Biden and the Democrats Can Spur Real Economic Justice

by Dennis Parker | Mar 11, 2021 | Economy, Opinion

Rampant economic inequality in the United States demands structural solutions centered on racial justice. Income inequality and unequal access to jobs, health care, and benefits disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Racial inequity in wages already costs the U.S. economy about $2.3 trillion per year. President Biden has stated his administration will prioritize […]

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Defend Voting Rights, Abolish the Filibuster

by Andrew Cohen | Mar 5, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

  After the impeachment and acquittal of Donald Trump, we now confront the Republican party we have—not the one the nation needs, not the one we grew up with, and certainly not the one moored to conservative principles or moral judgment or even shame. Once Republicans stopped competing for votes through policy, once they resorted […]

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