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Return of the King(s)

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On December 11, 2018
The Bourbon heir to the French throne has thrown his support behind the gilets jaunes protests. On Facebook. I’m mostly reeling from the revelation that Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou, dit Louis XX (if you’re counting) has a Facebook page. Of course, his website, “Legitimacy” does announce him as a “modern prince,” which […]

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

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 li

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The real heroes of last night’s vote are not John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, or Susan Collins. They aren’t the 48 Democratic senators either. The real heroes are the direct action protestors in ADAPT that demonstrated tremendous courage in going to the offices of senators and putting their often broken bodies between those senators and ACA […]
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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, disrupting town hall meetings, holding mock town hall meetings for congresscritters who wouldn’t do them, and overwhelming phone lines with calls opposing the bill that made […]
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