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White America, This One’s On You

by Pamela Newkirk | Jun 15, 2020 | Politics, Race

When I wrote Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, I decided that it would be my final treatise on the subject. I had already spent a quarter-century of my life writing and lecturing about the need for diversity in journalism and how the lack of it had resulted in the stilted and […]

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Osman Kavala nominated for Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

by Yavuz Baydar and Aryeh Neier | Jun 11, 2020 | Politics

(Notes on a Turkish injustice: Osman Kavala is a mild-mannered 62-year-old Turkish businessman and philanthropist. His charitable giving has mainly focused on the establishment of cultural programs in different regions of Turkey and on the defense of human rights for the country’s minorities, including Kurds and Armenians. He was arrested at the Istanbul airport on […]

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Great Depression II or Great Federal Debt

by Steven Pressman | May 19, 2020 | Coronavirus, Economy

Thinking several steps ahead prepares us for the future; not doing so invites failure. The inability to think ahead has turned a global health crisis into an economic crisis for the United States and a political crisis for President Trump. Currently (early May), it is hard to know when the U.S. economy can safely reopen […]

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Dr. Trump Meets the Press

by Hamilton Fish | May 17, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

The president’s early indifference and his administration’s slow-motion response to the emerging threat of Covid-19 are well-documented, as are his now-famous remarks at the World Economic Forum that it was “just one person coming in from China” and how he had the virus “totally under control.” In recent weeks, as the nation’s horrific death toll […]

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Christian Nationalism

At Trump’s D.C. Hotel Apostolic Set Rallies For “God’s Candidate”

by Katherine Stewart | May 17, 2020 | Politics, Religion

As we head into the fall elections, there is increasing recognition of the critical role played by religious conservatives in the Republican Party and a corresponding curiosity over the seeming contradiction between the supposed values of this constituency and their rock-ribbed support of Donald Trump. Outside observers often marvel at how Christian nationalists put up […]

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