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Black in America

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On April 19, 2018

Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what

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Just documenting another horror from our fascist shock troops engaging in ethnic cleansing. A Guatemalan man, whose family says needs special care because he has Down syndrome, was arrested during a recent Department of Homeland Security search in Florida. Now his relatives are pleading for his release from a detention center for undocumented immigrants in […]
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This is the grave of Thomas McKennan. McKennan was born in New Castle, Delaware in 1794. His family moved to the frontier town of Washington, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, when he was young. He graduated from Washington College in 1810 and was admitted to the bar in 1814 after working as a tutor at the […]

Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018

As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with

The Gulf Stream

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On April 17, 2018

Living in an age of unprecedented human-caused climate change sure is fun! This new study published in Nature shows that the Gulf Stream is at its slowest in at least 1,600 years, probably because of

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