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Why Beacon Press Took the Risk to Publish “The Pentagon Papers”

By Allison Trzop On August 17, 1971, Beacon publicly announced that it would publish The Pentagon Papers. Nobody on staff was naive about what such a commitment entailed: “A Beacon spokesman said yest

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History Politics and Current Events

For Colored Girls Who Were Mistaken for the Nanny By a Public Who Didn’t Know Enough

By Lori L. Tharps By now you’ve probably seen the video. The one of White American South Korean expert Robert Kelly being interrupted by his two children while he was in the middle of a live interview

4 days ago

American Society Politics and Current Events Lori L. Tharps Race and Ethnicity in America Same Family, Different Colors

Understanding Trumpism

By Arlene Stein Trump, the presidential candidate, was basically a “paleoconservative.” He adhered to nationalism, free markets, and moral traditionalism. He supported a strident form of anti-immigran

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American Society Politics and Current Events Arlene Stein Now More Than Ever The Stranger Next Door

The Trump Administration, Bathroom Litigation, and the Future of LGBT Rights

By Carlos A. Ball Grimm’s lawsuit, and other cases like it such as the challenge to North Carolina’s so-called transgender bathroom law (also known as House Bill 2), is of great importance, because it

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History American Society Politics and Current Events Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Carlos Ball From the Closet to the Courtroom Queer Perspectives

They Fought for $15 at Sea-Tac Airport: Meet the Stars Who Revived the Labor Movement

Happy publication day to labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum and Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement! As recently as 2013, the call for a $15/hour mini

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Religion activism American Society Politics and Current Events Beyond $15 Jonathan Rosenblum