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Kitty Genovese/Dr David Dao

This morning I’m thinking about the video of Dr David Dao being dragged off a United plane in Chicago. There’s been worldwide press evaluating and condemning the actions of United Airlines and the Chicago police, but what strikes me is … Continue reading

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Resistance is $45 for general admission

Conversation on Trump resistance: A new event series hosted by The Chronicle called “Chronicle Chats.” This event, “The Future of the Left: Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest,” will be led by columnist David Talbot and will feature a … Continue reading

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Fools and Frenchmen

Robert Parry’s piece on the mainstream media reminds us: “The evidence he [Powell] presented to the United Nations – some of it circumstantial, some of it absolutely bone-chilling in its detail – had to prove to anyone that Iraq not … Continue reading

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Michael Hayden

Trevor Timm has a piece on Michael Hayden in the Columbia Journalism Review. It reminds me of how the country’s attention seems absolutely off Iraq, Bush, and Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld’s war crimes. I haven’t forgotten.

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Kurt Cochran, great American

How is the national consciousness affected when the US president sounds like a lout? How can we recover from decades of national discourse which is increasingly image-driven and verbally barren?

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Democrats view the CIA more favorably than Republicans

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The United States as Bebelplatz

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. —Joseph Brodsky, Library of Congress Information Bulletin, 1991, p. 225

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The US is the first country to have stopped growing taller

The BBC: The US also performs poorly and is on course to have the lowest life expectancy of rich countries by 2030. The study predicts an average age of 80 for men and 83 for women – roughly the same … Continue reading

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Enemy of the people

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Trump’s most extraordinary news conference

From the BBC: Me: Could I just ask you, thank you very much, Mr President. The trouble… President Trump: Where are you from? Me: BBC. President Trump: Here’s another beauty. Me: That’s a good line. Impartial, free and fair. President … Continue reading

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