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On John Ridley’s American Crime and the #MeToo Movement

by Cyrus Cassells | Apr 17, 2018 | Culture, Media, Politics

The more I’ve been following the #MeToo movement, with its dismaying, even shocking revelations about the ubiquity of harassment, sexual coercion in the workplace, and even rape, the more I’ve been longing to revisit the incredibly pertinent second season of ABC’s American Crime. The show focuses, with unremitting power, on the alleged sexual assault of […]

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Mirai Nagasu, 2012

Counting Asians

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 16, 2018 | Culture, Immigration, Politics

The Olympics have come to a close, and in their wake I’ve been thinking about a stubborn phenomenon that was illustrated most recently by the flak a New York Times columnist named Bari Weiss received after tweeting: “Immigrants get the job done,” together with a picture of Mirai Nagasu, the U.S. ice skater who won […]

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: The Wrong Road for America

by Steven Pressman | Apr 11, 2018 | Politics

The signs of a U.S. infrastructure crisis are unmistakable—derailing trains, crumbling roadways, undrinkable tap water, and wastewater systems that endanger public health. Twenty-three U.S. bridges have collapsed since 2000. The American Society of Civilian Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure a D+ grade in 2017, proclaiming $1.5 trillion’s worth of improvements was required over the next decade. […]

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In an Anti-Trump Moment, Pledge Signers Commit to a Populist Economic Agenda

by Richard Eskow | Apr 1, 2018 | Politics

Some Democratic Party leaders are investing their hopes for 2018 on voters like Pennsylvania’s Judy Delaney. “I figured the lesser of two evils was Trump,” Delaney told The New York Times recently. “Now I’m second-guessing myself. Because he’s nuts.” Will simply not being “nuts” be enough to ensure victory for Democratic candidates in November? The […]

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New Nuclear Policy Expands Arms Race With Russia, China

by Robert Alvarez | Mar 19, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

President Trump’s recently released Nuclear Posture Review reflects an enduring struggle by the U.S. nuclear weapons establishment to fit into the post–Cold War world. For decades following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union built grossly oversized nuclear arsenals and never envisioned having to stop. The perverse logic of this nuclear rivalry […]

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