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The Legacy of a Caged Bird

On Gene Andrew Jarrett’s “Paul Laurence Dunbar” Los Angeles Review of Books
During his lifetime, Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African American, was among the most famous poets in the United States. It is one of the great paradoxes of the early Jim Crow era. This biography sheds new light on the writer's life and work.

The Enduring Power of Trumpism

Jelani Cobb The New Yorker
No matter what becomes of Donald Trump, the forces of intolerance, racism, and belligerence he harnessed in American politics will persist.

After Floyd

Austin McCoy The Baffler
If you can’t rein in the police, you can’t save democracy

Contest or Conquest?

Daniel Immerwahr Harpers Magazine
A provocative history of Indigenous America. How best to tell the story of oppressed peoples? By chronicling the hardships they’ve faced? Or by highlighting their triumphs over adversity?

Tidbits – Nov. 03, 2022 – Reader Comments, Elections – High Inflation, Huge Profits, Why Not Price Freeze; Politicians Giving Medical Advice; Lula Wins!; Mayor, UFT Push Medicare Advantage; Public Health; Mike Davis Tribute; Angela Y. Davis

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Reader Comments, Elections - High Inflation, Huge Profits, Why Not Price Freeze; Politicians Giving Medical Advice; Lula Wins!; Mayor, UFT Push Medicare Advantage; Copyright legislation; Public health; Mike Davis Tribute; Evening with Angela Y. Davis

October 28, 2022: Pelosi Attack, Musk Twitter Purchase

Heather Cox Richardson Letters From an American
The attack on Mr. Pelosi comes after right-wing figures have frequently advocated violence against the House speaker. In the first 12 hours after Musk acquired Twitter, the use of the n-word increased nearly 500%. Both are attacks on US democracy.
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