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Trump’s voters want white privilege

For months now, we’ve heard about an angry and anxious electorate, depressed by stagnant wages, furious about a “rigged” economic system, uncertain about the future for their children and grandchildren. That analysis supposedly explained Bernie Sanders’ surprisingly strong showing in the … Click here to continue --->

ITT Tech shows perils of for-profit

The news left tens of thousands of students stunned: Just as the fall semester was starting, ITT Technical Institute, one of the nation’s largest chains of for-profit colleges, shut down all its campuses, stranding some would-be graduates a few months shy of a diploma. As wrenching as the … Click here to continue --->

Donald Trump’s minority outreach?

On August 31, Donald Trump delivered a mind-boggling speech on immigration, striking for its anger, its mendacity, its hostility, its cruelty and its frank bigotry. Trump has once again defied the expectations of longtime political observers with behavior that sets the bar for presidential … Click here to continue --->

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Sexism and Hillary-Hate

Once upon a time, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a left-wing ideologue. Or so her conservative critics argued. After all, as a young woman, she had worked in the presidential campaigns of progressive icons Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. After law school, she had taken a job with a suspiciously … Click here to continue --->

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Donald Trump’s dystopian America

It’s often noted that liberals and conservatives tend to see the world differently. But if the Republican National Convention is any indication, liberals and conservatives inhabit not just different worlds but different galaxies — far, far away from each other. The world in which Republicans … Click here to continue --->