TRUMPCARE: DOOMED TO FAIL?

“Conservatives have had to back off from their plan to repeal Obamacare now and worry about replacement later. Instead, they must grapple with what they have tried to ignore: the complexities of our health-care system, especially in the four vital…

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION UNDER BETSY DEVOS

“In combination with threatened federal support, the onus is more than ever on edtech startups and nonprofits to defend and improve the state of education. It looks as if our best innovators have a busy four years ahead.”

THE CHANGING FACE OF HOLLYWOOD

“Shakeup At The Oscars”   “‘La La Land’ and Hollywood’s Everlasting Love Affair With Itself”   “Year of Diversity at the Oscars ‘Does Little to Even Score’” “Does ‘La La Land’ Get Jazz, or Exploit…

THE TRAVEL BAN: GIVE ME YOUR HUDDLED MASSES? MAYBE NOT…

“Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and Dangerous”   “Trump’s First Victims”   “All International Laws Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Breaking” “For Syrian-Americans, The Travel Ban Feels Alarmingly Similar”

HOLLYWOOD VS TRUMP

“The Absurdity of Attacking Celebrities to Defend Donald Trump”   “Democrats Should Run A Celebrity For President, Too”   “Barack Obama Was The Perfect Pop Culture President — For Better Or Worse” “Streep vs. Trump…

BEST OF 2016 / TRUMP TAKES OVER

Donald Trump and the Other Half of America “Democrats argue that Donald Trump is trying to divide us by scaring us. That misses the point: We're already divided. And half are already scared. Regardless of…

TRUMP INSPIRED HATE-CRIMES: REAL THREAT OR HYSTERIA?

“The Best Way to Stop Normalizing Hate Crimes Is to Talk More About the People Who Act as Allies” (Aradhna Krishna, Quartz, 12 December 2016) “This hostile climate has prompted social justice advocates to warn…

IDENTITY POLITICS AND A FRACTURED AMERICA

“The Curse and Failure of Identity Politics” (Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch, 8 February 2016) “As the seas continue to rise and the rich continue to plunder, people will seek truly radical alternatives, not liberal rubbish." “Identity…

TRUMP’S TEAM: YOU’RE HIRED!

“Trump's First Three Appointees Sound a Lot Like Him, and That's Troubling” (Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times, 18 November 2016) “Trump promised to change Washington, so it would be foolish to expect him to…

TRUMP’S AMERICA: A NATION DIVIDED

“A Country Divided: Donald Trump’s America and the Rest” (Tracy Watkins, Stuff, 12 November 2016) "When Donald Trump announced he would be running for president he did so with the promise that he would build…