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The DeSantis and Trump campaigns are hurling accusations of racism against each other. Both are right.

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The growing right-wing movement proved its influence at its recent Philadelphia summit. The political press is playing right into its hands.

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Books & the Arts

The first family to move into the Levittown development in New York, 1947.

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege? Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege?

Tracie McMillan’s The White Bonus attempts to quantify the literal cost of racism in America.

Books & the Arts / Kristen Martin

A figure looks at the dynamic map board showing power distribution through California’s electrical grids in the control center of the California Independent System Operator, 2004.

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Michal Kaliszan and his mother at Michal's graduation from the University of Waterloo, where he studied computer science.

When Death Is the Best Choice, Is It a Choice at All? When Death Is the Best Choice, Is It a Choice at All?

Disabled Canadians need support, but without proper government funding, voluntary death through MAID may be their only option.

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Without Apology: Abortion in Literature

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Some of the most powerful, important abortion narratives show working-class women terminating their pregnancies without regret or anguish.

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These legislative assaults constitute the spear tip of a nation within a nation, threatening the foundations of democracy.

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World

Five people (four in suits, one woman in traditional Palestinian dress) stand behind Olympic rings. The middle two hold a certificate.

Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns

Palestinian Olympians will make history in Paris, despite unfathomable conditions of genocide.

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President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walk across the South Lawn after returning to the White House on board the Marine One presidential helicopter on April 22, 2024, in Washington, DC.

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