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Is 2020 Another 1968 — or Civil War?

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A Minneapolis cop knelt on the neck of George Floyd neck for eight minutes and 26 seconds. Now Coward Donald, hiding in his bunker, calls for oppression.

Dispatches from Dumb Donald’s Death Cult for Cuties

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From Trump boot-licker Brian Kemp to MENSA candidate Ron DeSantis to ordinary folk in the Betsy DeVos death cult, it was another week in COVID-19 America.

Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again!

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My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"?

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire

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Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.

In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850

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You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.

My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign

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The author's mother was more "Edith than Archie." What was she not? Sophisticated.

Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?

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In April 1994, the Associated Press published a story on how HIV+ patients were starting to live longer. A study out of San Francisco...

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

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“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency

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Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.

Sculptor Ruth Asawa Wires the World

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An artist, educator and activist whose legacy is nothing less than a redefinition of sculpture.

Susan Collins Honorary Co-Sponsor of Human Rights Art Festival?

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Producer Tom Block must disavow all association with the 50th vote for Brett Kavanaugh.

The Arts Wants to End Citizens United, Too

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I asked what this political action committee was afraid of. But that wasn't the problem.

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

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Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.

Family Separation Is Morally Gross — and Unconstitutional

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Which legitimate government interest is furthered by traumatizing toddlers?

These People Prove How Trump Emboldens Racism

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Trump said his ancestors “tamed a country.” By looking racists in their face, maybe we can tame them.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

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Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

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Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

Yes, Our Constitution Might Be on the Side of Facebook

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In Europe, you have the right to be forgotten. In America, you may only have the right to be remembered.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

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While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

What I Learned Marching for International Women’s Day in Peru

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Silent language: it is what the disenfranchised share.
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Which President Ignored Bounties on Our Murdered Soldiers?

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Either the ignoramus president was told the intelligence and did nothing about it or no one on his staff told him. Which sounds worse?