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Did the Kochs Bring Us President Trump?

Pundits have plenty of reasons for Republicans’ 2016 electoral success, but none may be as explanatory as a book published in January, before a single ballot was cast. In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of … Continue reading

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How Obama’s DNC May Undermine His Legacy

When President Obama named the chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2011, he didn’t foresee that his selection could lead to the undoing of his signature achievements. For Obama, the DNC wasn’t a top priority. And his choice for … Continue reading

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Can Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Crash the Debates?

This is the third in a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2] Ever since Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates, third party candidates haven’t fared well. But in this ‘Year of the … Continue reading

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How Third Parties are Kept Out of Presidential Debates

This is the second in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. [Part 1] When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off next month for their first debate, it’s unlikely a third candidate will join them. That’s by design, … Continue reading

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How the Presidential Debates Became ‘a Fraud on the American Voter’

This is the first in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. With the Democratic and Republican nominees selected, the presidential debates are just around the corner. The venues and dates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s three bouts … Continue reading

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Petition calls for Jon Stewart to moderate debate

Jon Stewart should moderate a 2016 presidential debate. That’s what a change.org petition, which has nearly 300,000 signatures, is calling for. Having Stewart moderate would liven things up, something the-usually-staid debates could use, particularly if Donald Trump doesn’t win the … Continue reading

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Hailu Mergia: Famed Musician and Cab Driver

Listen to Hailu Mergia here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] After reaching the height of success in Ethiopia, The Walias Band came to the U.S., landing at Dulles International Airport in 1981. After spending two years playing for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A Ruined Detroit

Michigan Central Station is a carcass of a building, looming over Detroit’s west side. Once an emblem of Detroit’s prosperity, the towering structure is now an emblem of its desperation. Its 18 stories of windows are smashed-in, leaving jagged glass … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin’s Death Gives Life to a Movement

Listen to speakers from Saturday’s rally at Freedom Plaza [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has given life to a movement that seems to grow exponentially with each passing day. On a rainy Saturday … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Jan. 28: Michelle Alexander on Mass Incarceration and The New Jim Crow

Listen to Michelle Alexander on TheFightBack: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download MP3 “If he had been raised in the hood, the odds are high he would’ve been stopped, he would’ve been frisked, he would’ve been caught,” Michelle … Continue reading

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