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Sentimental Journeys

by Alyssa Battistoni | Jul 27, 2016 | Environment, Politics

Asian Development Bank   Climate change happens slowly. It’s technical and complicated—frankly, it’s boring. That is to say, it’s ideally suited for documentaries. It’s not a coincidence that the event most frequently cited as the beginning of popular climate consciousness was not a riot à la Stonewall, but the 2006 release of An Inconvenient Truth, […]

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True Allies Take Action

by E.A. Perper | Jul 22, 2016 | Politics

Photo Credit: Exile on Ontario St   Every member of the LGBTQ community has at least one “bad ally” story. I’ve heard these stories from my former classmates, my close friends, and my colleagues on the board of The Frederick Center, a nonprofit that provides resources, education, and support to the LGBTQ community in central Maryland. […]

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Dark Days at the Republican National Convention

by Aaron Cantú | Jul 21, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Photo Credit: ABC/ Fred Watkins   Cleveland The week has felt like a familiar nightmare come true. A possible Trump presidency facilitated by an unprecedented convergence of security forces and imperiled only by Clinton II is a dystopian plot line straight out of Gen-X pop culture. One relic from that era appeared at the Republican National […]

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Republicans Are Starving the TSA to Privatize It

by Lou Dubose | Jul 20, 2016 | National Security, Politics

Photo Credit: Anne Worner   In May, 450 American Airlines passengers slept on cots in because the Transportation Safety Administration security lines were so backed up that passengers could not make their flights. “Predictable and preventable,” American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox said on NPR’s “Morning Edition” days after the O’Hare sleepover. Speaking […]

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Trumpismo Rattles Mexico

by Lou Dubose | Jul 19, 2016 | Election 2016, Foreign Policy

Edel Rodríguez   Mexico City Donald Trump has connected with the Mexican public in a way that no other American politician ever has. Talk to a cab driver, a group of kids at a gay pride rally, a high school teacher, a woman scratching out an existence selling churros on a street corner—everyone, it seems, […]

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