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Yglesias had a piece yesterday on the decline of the so-called “Resistance,” the movement of liberal activists to take to the streets to protest Trump. I have many thoughts on both the essay and on what is happening in protest politics right now. I agree with Yglesias that the seeming decline in protest and an […]
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While the right goes full fascism, writer after writer in mainstream publications, spills much more ink about the horrors of someone confronting Scott Pruitt or Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a restaurant. In doing so, they are creating utterly absurd versions of the past, such as this ridiculous Wall Street Journal editorial claiming that the good […]

March for Our Lives

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On March 24, 2018

As I type, the March for Our Lives is happening around the nation. People, led by the youth, are marching against American gun culture and our politicians responding to mass murders by facilitating mo

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Bodies in Action

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On October 23, 2017
Tiya Miles is one of our top historians of slavery in its various 19th century forms (this is a really great book on slavery and the Cherokees) and I really appreciated this essay about how faculty like to write a bunch of statements condemning racism on campus, but that what actually matters at a time […]
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I know I am shocked that the white response to black athletes protesting is framed by white racism. But all those white people love the conservative values espoused by Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali so they aren’t racist at all just because they’d like to see Colin Kaepernick lynched for not standing for the […]

The Resistance

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On March 26, 2017

Weigel has a good summary of how grassroots resistance stopped TrumpCare. It wasn’t a strategy coming out of Congressional Democrats. It was everyday people, getting in the streets, protesting,

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