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Democrats are waiting for the future. In the meantime…

Democrats are waiting for the future. In the meantime…

In Texas, Beto O’Rourke came within three points of capturing a Senate seat from Ted Cruz. The excitement generated by his campaign may have ...

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‘Composition, which seemed a democratic portal, has become another academic specialty’

‘Composition, which seemed a democratic portal, has become another academic specialty’

The 2016 presidential election made me more aware of two demographic groups. One is made up of young American males, mostly white and not college educated. They wavered, surprisingly, between two candidates — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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Eli S. Evans: Kanye West Visits the White House

Eli S. Evans: Kanye West Visits the White House

Before white so-called liberals check Kanye for his almost Nietzschean exaltations of Donald Trump...

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Liberals today would benefit from injecting a dose of Marxian materialism into their thinking…

Liberals today would benefit from injecting a dose of Marxian materialism into their thinking…

The error that Appiah denounces is “essentialism”: the theory that members of the same group share some inner essence that explains what they have in common.

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Feel Less Passive

Feel Less Passive

I am standing beside a small male cop. It’s four days before the Kavanaugh vote, and we still have a kind of hope or momentum ...

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Eli S. Evans on the Kavanaugh Affair

Eli S. Evans on the Kavanaugh Affair

by Eli S. Evans During the weekdays in the summer of 1982 … I spent much of my time working, working out, lifting weights, playing basketball, or hanging out and having some beers with friends as we talked about life, and football, and school and girls. —Brett Kavanaugh, Senate...

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The Politics of Latinx Recognition

The Politics of Latinx Recognition

In March of this year, 18-year-old South Floridian Emma Gonzalez announced that she was “Cuban and bisexual” in the midst of her battle...

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Labour and Anti-Semitism

Labour and Anti-Semitism

It is surreal for the Labour Party to be tearing itself apart over quasi-theological questions about which clauses from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism it will adopt and which it won’t.

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David Beer: Grasping at Upheaval

David Beer: Grasping at Upheaval

In their uncertain but foreboding style, the Jesus and Mary Chain once sang of how heaven is too close to hell. It’s not entirely clear what they were inferring, but it remains an intriguing image.

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Omarosa, Recording

Omarosa, Recording

No one is buying that the hardened reality-show player could not see what was tweeting in front of her. So what is Omarosa really selling?

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Respond Until

Respond Until

When does an online exchange come to a conclusion?

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‘Criminality at the highest levels’

‘Criminality at the highest levels’

The relationship of the lawmen to the president is as transparent as it is intricate: they know he knows they know. But defeating this presidency ...

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Subjugations of the Gay Mainstream by Roderick Ferguson

Subjugations of the Gay Mainstream by Roderick Ferguson

Though I am queer and live in the world created by what I know to be a single-issue hijacking of queer struggles, my interest in this topic is motivated less by identity and more by a long-standing interest in what Louis Althusser identified in For Marx as the possibilities...

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The collapse of freedom and the rule of law occurred in increments…

The collapse of freedom and the rule of law occurred in increments…

Liberal democracy has enjoyed much better days. Vladimir Putin has entrenched authoritarian rule and is firmly in charge of a resurgent Russia. In global influence, China may have surpassed the United States...

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Second Wave-Hating Feminists

Second Wave-Hating Feminists

Disrespecting your ideological predecessors is something of a sport in modern American feminism, and it reaches varsity level when it comes to criticizing the second wave...

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Anderson and Gramsci

Anderson and Gramsci

What is the role—or function, or significance—of Marxist thought in a time when the triumph of the working class doesn’t appear to be on the agenda?

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