The Stuff That Dreams Are Actually Made of

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In a piece for the Undernews daily newsletter from the Progressive Review, Sam Smith recalls his activism in the 1960s and how the traumatic events of 1968 affected him and ma…

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March for Science, Redux

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This video is from Voice of America:   Here are photos from the first March for Science:

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New, Nationwide Course on the Erosion of Democracy

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Several days ago, Sasha Ingber contributed an article to the Washington Post on how “Trump’s Presidency Has Prompted a New, Nationwide College Course on Why Democracies Collap…

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An Even Better Table for Ben Carson’s Office

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH What follows is a brief descriptive item from the daily newsletter Curbed, taken largely from the announcement from Wright Auctions: A rare work by midcentury designer Isamu N…

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For Zuckerberg, Big Issues Looming through 2020

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH What follows is the lead item in last night’s Overnight Technology newsletter from The Hill: Highlights from Zuckerberg’s Interviews: CNN: Zuckerberg said the company wa…

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“Ungovernment” Is a Euphemism for an Attack on the Rights of the Most Marginalized

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH One of the neologisms related to the Trump administration with the most pernicious implications may be the phrase “task traitor.” It refers to the appointment of cabinet secre…

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How the NRA Has Devolved

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following are two excerpts from an article compiled by the staff of the magazine The Week. The article provides a succinct overview of how the National Rifle Association h…

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Image of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH   This photo by Eric Thayer for Reuters shows some of the 7,000 pairs of shoes lined up on the Capitol lawn to commemorate the more than 7,000 children who have been kill…

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What MLK Actually Did

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an excerpt from the essay “Most of You Have No Idea What Martin Luther King Actually Did,” by Hamden Rice. It was originally published in 2011, and it has been reprint…

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Boston Review Devotes Issue to MLK’s Legacy

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The first 2018 issue of the Boston Review [ is devoted to the appreciation of, reflections on, and reconsiderations of the many elements of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Kin…

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