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Voting Rights on Life Support in the Age of Trump

by Andrew Cohen | Oct 19, 2018 | Elections, Politics

Two events occurred in 2008 that help explain why we live today in a new age of voter suppression. Everyone talks about the second occurrence, the election of Barack Obama in November and the wave of explicit white racism that followed it, when explaining why so many Republican officials now are so eager deny their […]

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I.F. Stone, 1988

Annals of the Press

by Jacob Brackman | Oct 15, 2018 | Media, Politics

Jacob Brackman was a 21-year-old features editor on The Harvard Crimson when, in 1965, he wrote this vivid profile of Izzy Stone, the ingenious and curmudgeonly proprietor of I.F. Stone’s Weekly. Corporate media was ascendant even in those early years, and Stone’s independence, fearlessness, and legendary work ethic earned him a unique standing at a […]

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Donald Trump Protest

Letter From Downeast

by Peter Behrens | Oct 11, 2018 | Politics, Race

I’ve just lost a friend. He didn’t die. Our friendship of 41 years expired—burned up, shredded—in one email exchange. Jack—I’ll call him that—grew up in San Mateo County, California, the son of a municipal civil servant in what was a Leave-It-to-Beaver suburb that has since spawned some of the most expensive zip codes in the […]

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Will Voters in Maryland Elect Ben Jealous Their First Black Governor?

by Karen Houppert | Oct 3, 2018 | Elections, Politics

On a Sunday morning in September, Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is in church—of course. In fact, it is his third Baltimore-area church service that morning, beginning at Woodlawn’s sprawling, suburban Morning Star Baptist at 7 a.m., moving on to the nearby New Psalmist Baptist megachurch with at least a thousand congregants by 9:30 […]

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Trump and Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh’s Toxic Nomination

by Andrew Cohen | Sep 27, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Day by day, unsealed document by unsealed document, the American people are learning in this summer of discontent a great deal about the values and vision of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a judge of relentless conservative mien who, if confirmed, will push the Court as far right as it has been in nearly a […]

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