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Barack Obama Still Doesn’t Understand Donald Trump
Barack Obama doesn’t often mention Donald Trump. More than anything else, that has been a constant in his random assortment of public appearances and statements since he left ...

Reopening the Emmett Till Case Is a Cynical Play
JACKSON, Miss.—If there is a fight to be had for the future of America, it will be waged in the Delta. The great alluvial plain to the west ...

<em>Sorry to Bother You</em> Is a Dystopian Send-Up of Dystopias
Speculative fiction must speculate. It’s in the name, of course. While idyllic utopias have had their place under the sun in science-fiction and fantasy media, it’s dystopias that ...

Family Separation Protests Shift the Narrative
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The pathway of protest is well known to those who choose to walk it. Often starting with gatherings in Lafayette Square, where rallies can rattle the ...

The Fight Over Medicaid Begins in Kentucky
This hasn’t been a good week for Democrats and progressives in federal courts. President Trump got his travel ban in the Supreme Court, despite his documented intent to ...

Protest Isn’t Civil
Lexington, Virginia, is a city where history radiates like hot air shimmering over blacktop. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, the town’s namesake is the site where Massachusetts patriots ...

Donald Trump’s Poverty Denial
Let the Trump administration tell it, and there are virtually no people living in extreme poverty in the United States. In a recent rebuke to a United Nations ...

What Kennedy’s Absence Means for Civil Rights
During his tenure on the nation’s highest court, Justice Anthony Kennedy was certainly nothing close to liberal. Even his fabled credentials as a “swing” justice have been burnished ...

The Deep Consistency of the Trump Administration
On Thursday, in an interview with the Christian news program CBN News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a sharp departure from his previous statements on the unfolding humanitarian ...

Partisan Gerrymandering Stands, for Now
What anti-gerrymandering activists across the country wanted was a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court, determining once and for all that political maps could be held unconstitutional for ...