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The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

The most ironic thing about rising inequality is how completely unnecessary and self-defeating it is. If we do something about it, if we adjust our policies in the way that, say, Franklin D. Roosevelt did during the Great Depression—so that … Continue reading

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‘You don’t sound American’, TV host tells Muslim blogger from Oklahoma

This exchange prompted the presenter to tell Katebi: “A lot of Americans might take offence to that. You’re an American, you don’t sound like an American when you say [this] … you know what I mean.” via ‘You don’t sound … Continue reading

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Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation

In other words, these lyrics became the voice of the lower case kkk, and Taylor’s sweet, victim image is the perfect vehicle and metaphor for white supremacists’ perceived victimization. With the song at the top of the charts, it makes … Continue reading

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Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?

In the Pew Research Center’s study, distrust of colleges was strongest in the highest income bracket and the oldest age group, with approval levels of just 31 percent among respondents whose family income exceeds $75,000 a year and 27 percent … Continue reading

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