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August 4, 2021
A Quick Reminder That Mandating Vaccines Is Totally Constitutional
No, the Bill of Rights does not block vaccine mandates. Neither does HIPAA. Just ask the three Republican judges who ruled that Indiana University can require students to be vaccinated.
August 2, 2021
Graduate Workers at UT Austin Are Undervalued, Underpaid, and Demanding Answers
After a year of precarious pandemic protocols, the health of grad workers is now at risk.
July 30, 2021
The Delta Variant Is Contagious as Hell—and People Are Selfish
As fierce as the variant is, we could slow its course. But first, Republicans would have to learn basic decency and wear a damn mask.
July 29, 2021
Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man
More reflections on the passing of “a straight cat.”
Charles M. Payne
July 21, 2021
Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Why did Texas senators vote to drop Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” from school curriculums?
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July 14, 2021
How a Harlem Skyrise Got Hijacked—and Forgotten
The fate of June Jordan’s visionary reimagining of Harlem, like the “progressive” design for IS 201, shows that when it comes to Utopias, the key question is always: “Whose?”
July 13, 2021
Brandon Taylor’s Potlucks and Parties
In his new collection of short stories, the Booker-Prize nominated novelist explores the desires and discontents of people living in small university towns.
July 9, 2021
Randi Weingarten Rips CRT Critics for ‘Trying to Stop Us From Teaching Students Accurate History’
The political and media elites that are whipping up anger over Critical Race Theory are furious with a teachers union leader for exposing their lies.
July 6, 2021
Gayatri Spivak: ‘The Subaltern Speaks Through Dying’
A conversation on the educational empowerment of rural poor in India, and the evolution of Spivak's thinking about state and citizen.
June 29, 2021
How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor
Covid-19 has made medical schools more competitive, while also giving students less training.