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I can’t afford to be blithely doing research on faraway things, reviewing tenure files and going to the beach this year. I’ll take my summer "vacation" this year on the Southern border. I won’t tour a limestone cave, I’ll tour a migrant shelter. If I camp, it will not be on White Sands under the wide stars, but outside a CPB facility near El Paso, with a protest sign and a generator. I’ll need it, because I'll be taking my camera phone and Twitter feed with me. Join me if you can.
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American Greatness

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If you delve at all into the psychosexual world of the American right wing (don’t try this at home kids) you will soon discover that a significant amount of both America’s history and its current condition can be understood as the product of an endless moral panic over the idea of white women having sex […]
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People of Color

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One of the interesting transformations in recent decades is that of Irish-Americans becoming an increasingly hard-core right-wing group. Think of the many Trumpers and associates who are Irish-American–Bill O’Reilly, Michael Flynn, Sean Hannity, Mick Mulvaney, Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence, etc. I could go on. This has received some attention since Trump’s election. Now we have […]
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