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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
Today 8:00 am
Giving Thanks for a Nation of Migrants, Refugees and Immigrants
Rejecting the ugly politics of now, President Obama recalls an American Thanksgiving tradition of “(paying) tribute to people of every background and belief.”
Today 6:00 am
November 26, 1863: Abraham Lincoln Proclaims Thanksgiving Day
“Thanksgiving Day has not a genuine ring. Somehow it sounds ill-suited to the times.”
Yesterday 3:42 pm
We’ve Used Racial and Ethnic Profiling for Centuries, and It Hasn’t Worked Yet
Too many politicians choose to play to the lowest common denominator, pushing measures that make them sound tough but respond to no identifiable problem.
Yesterday 3:24 pm
The Federal Reserve Could Boost Employment and Investment. Here’s How.
Anyone on the left should support directly setting long-term interest rates.
Yesterday 2:59 pm
Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible?
Maureen Gallace’s fresh and enigmatic work indicates that it is.
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Yesterday 2:55 pm
Conductor of the Anonymous
In her oral histories, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates the voices of Russians trying to reconcile the irreconciliable.
Yesterday 2:54 pm
ISIS Wants a Clash of the Civilizations: Let’s Not Give In
It’s a huge error to dignify these desert pirates as a “state” on which one might wage war as an equal.
Yesterday 2:52 pm
Real, Realist, Realistic, and False
Linda Rosenkrantz’s 1968 quasi-novel
reminds us that wry self-awareness and anxious fragility are hardly millennial inventions.
Yesterday 2:50 pm
Through the Slaughter
Yesterday 2:48 pm
Happiness and the Hidden Wealth of Nations
Two recent books show how challenging the fight against pernicious inequality remains.