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Perspective: Trump’s Acts May Face America with an Unwelcome Dilemma

President Trump has a well-known habit of accusing others of what he himself is guilty of. For example, he calls Hollywood “racist” and accuses the national...

You Had Me at Beheading! The Author of “Against Football” Responds...

To open separate window, click button on upper right of display   Copyright @ 2015 by Steve Almond. First published in The Rumpus, December 1, 2015. Reprinted...

The Case for Wikipedia

Last weekend as Harvard prepared to take on Yale for Ivy League football bragging rights, a “Yale cites Wikipedia” poster flashed on College GameDay....

the long way to a small, angry inbox

Normally, this wouldn’t matter so much. A few nights ago, I logged into an old Yahoo account that I habitually checked and used for retrospective...

Born Here, Freed Here

  "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia . . .  My life had its beginning in the midst of...

How Donald Trump gets away with saying things other candidates can’t

This is piece is not saying that Donald Trump never means what he says. It's just sayin'...

The Inaccessibility of the Lives of Others

Nobody has ever catcalled me.  God knows I’ve tried: short shorts, no top, the whole caboodle.  But however much I’m “asking for it,” it...

After the President Calls Citizens ‘Sons of Bitches’

As I watch the line of men drop to their knees, refusing to praise the God of country, the most jealous and vengeful God of...
Bethesda Fountain

Coming of AIDS

Dedicated to every angel in America—then and now. Coming of age, as I did, during the 1980s meant that I came of age in the...

An End to Impunity? Protests and Hope for Mexico

MEXICO CITY – I have covered many massacres, witnessed too much bloodshed, so many that the latest killings should not have come as a...

Ni Pena Ni Miedo

Some people must wonder why we want bones. I want them so much! I want them so much! --Violeta Berrios in “Nostalgia for the Light”   In Chacabuco...

Nous Sommes Paris

I love Paris. Walking through the world’s most beautiful streets for the Climate Conference reminded me of why. To me and to so many, Paris...