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In This Month’s Issue: April 2018

by | Apr 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Black Panther’s Courageous Take On Basic Truths By Autumn Hayes The water in my eyes didn’t rise for Erik Stevens, aka Killmonger, a fictional character played by Michael B. Jordan in director Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster superhero film, Black Panther. The water in my eyes didn’t fall for the ancestors that Erik evokes in his final speech, […]

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In This Month’s Issue: February 2018

by | Feb 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Tax Bill Rewards Wealthy But Fails to Help Economy By Steven Pressman On January 1, 2018, the United States began an experiment with its future, as the new tax bill—drafted in secrecy, passed along party lines by Republicans in Congress, and signed by President Trump—went into effect. While Republicans claim that their tax bill will help […]

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Trump's Potemkin Wall

Trump Plots Potemkin Wall

by Lou Dubose | Sep 28, 2017 | Environment, Foreign Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

In January 2018, contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will begin to fulfill what Donald Trump has promised: building “a big, beautiful wall” that will separate the United States of America from Los Estados Unidos de Mexico. The path of least resistance to breaking ground on the first segment of the controversial border […]

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The New Diamond District

by Colette Shade | Nov 18, 2016 | Politics, Uncategorized

CityCenterDC takes up four square blocks in the heart of downtown Washington. The mixed-use development was built atop the rubble of the former Washington Convention Center, a brutalist concrete structure that was demolished in 2004. The hulking complex had been a testament, of sorts, to an era when Washington wasn’t just America’s capital but its […]

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The Cult of the Coach

by Samir Chopra | Jan 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

(Bobby Knight, left) In 1984, like a good sports fan, I paid diligent attention–as I had previously in 1976 and 1980–to the Olympics, held that year in Los Angeles. Very few events were telecast live; we had to be content with lengthy packages of highlight clips. Included in them was as the triumphant march to […]

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