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Beneath the Radar

Gary Younge

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

The disaffection across the country goes way beyond an “enthusiasm gap.”

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

James Holmes’s rampage was horrifying, but it was not unfathomable.

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?


Gary Younge
Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is...