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    The Iraq Sequel

    When 9/11 happened I was a kid, or thereabouts. Old enough to know something terrible had happened and hope that the perpetrators were brought to justice. But also old enough to notice the inconsistencies of the puzzle pieces scattered before me. The President is making up words, not to mention facts, his insecurity seeping out […]

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    Interview with Levi Sanders: On Running for Congress and More

    I recently spoke on the phone with the son of Senator Bernie Sanders, Levi Sanders, who is running for Congress in New Hampshire’s first district. We spoke about 2016, his current campaign for Congress, New Hampshire politics, and much more. Geoff Campbell: What inspired you to run for Congress in NH01? Levi Sanders: Every day I work […]

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    The May Primaries and the Failure of the Left

    The primary elections that took place last week were not a harbinger of good things to come for the Democratic party, nor a source of hope for those counting on a wave of progressives, or a “Political Revolution,” sweeping the 2018 congressional elections. In both Ohio and West Virginia, progressive candidates lost handily to Democratic […]

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    Violence and Incitement in the Mexican Election Campaign

    On Tuesday, Abel Montufar Mendoza, a PRI candidate for the state legislature in Guerrero, was shot dead in his truck after leaving his campaign headquarters. This was the third political assassination in four days nationwide, and the eighteenth in the State of Guerrero alone, which has been the most violent state for candidates in this […]

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    Real News, Fake Implications

    CNN released a scathing piece this week, detailing the smorgasbord of degenerates from the Republican Party seeking office in 2018 — a real gang of “lawbreakers and extremists, thugs and criminals, hoodlums and hate groups” as CNN called them. Flamboyant language aside, CNN’s assertions were relatively factual. They discussed Don Blankenship, the West Virginia coal […]

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    The Ongoing Dehumanization of Black Lives and Bodies

    When the recent video of two Black men at a Starbucks who were arrested by Philadelphia police was exposed for the entire nation to witness, very few Black people were surprised. When another Black man and his friend were denied permission to use the LA Fitness gym that they both were paying members of, very […]

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    Emma Sulkowicz: Unsung Hero of the Me Too Movement

    In September 2014, Emma Sulkowicz made headlines for carrying a mattress around Columbia University as part of a senior art project. It was a work of endurance performance art intended to protest her university’s lack of response to her reported sexual assault. The publicity she received speaks volumes to her success in depicting the invisible […]

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    Profile Culture

    Down the street from where I live there is a coffee shop. It is a chain, but the best kind of chain. Behind it, there is a small cluster of large pine trees. Often I stand under the lush canopy they provide and sip a freshly purchased coffee, maybe even smoke a cigar. They say […]