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The American Right’s Deep Ties to Reactionary Europe

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has often served as an acute barometer for the state the American political right, which is why the invitation […]

Climate Change

The people most afflicted by pollution have new champions.

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] At least those living in California do. The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, announced on Thursday that he was forming a bureau of environmental justice with lawyers working […]

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The GOP’s Specious Gerrymandering Argument

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s egregious gerrymander—which in 2012 gave Republicans 13 out of 18 of the state’s seats in […]

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The GOP Is Scared of a Fair Fight

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s egregious gerrymander—which in 2012 gave Republicans 13 out of 18 of the state’s seats in […]

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Learning to Trust Again

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] In January, the Knight Foundation issued a new report on “trust, media, and democracy.” It was a long document—71 pages, with eight headings atop 28 bullet […]

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Ban Facebook Before Elections

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The indictment of 13 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has reignited the debate on whether Facebook and other social-media giants are a […]

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The CPAC Kids Are Alright (on Guns)

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] “I think we could use more gun control,” said Callen Creeden, a 19-year-old sophomore at American University, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. […]

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A Third Way to Think About Russiagate

February 22, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Silence is special counsel Robert Mueller’s most valuable tool, and he’s been wielding it to tremendous effect. The former FBI director has made no public statements […]

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Photos: The Parkland Survivors Take a Stand

February 22, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The moment of silence didn’t last very long. Soon after last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a growing coalition of students, […]

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Billy Graham’s Circus Left Him Behind

February 22, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday morning at the age of 99, was one of the most famous preachers who ever lived. For generations of American […]

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