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Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:24

Families Grieve as Chicago Killings Increase

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Community organiser Darius McGraw was one of more than 500 people killed in the US' deadliest city in 2012.

This past January, almost exactly 20 years after its publication, Tucson schools banned the book I co-edited with Bob Peterson, Rethinking Columbus. It was one of a number of books adopted by Tucson’s celebrated Mexican American Studies program—a program long targeted by conservative Arizona politicians.

Saturday, 22 September 2012 13:48

Terry Williams: A victim might be executed

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The state that turned a blind eye to Jerry Sandusky for too long might execute a man who killed his abusers

It has been two years since Tyler Clementi, a gay freshman at Rutgers University, committed suicide after learning that his roommate had ridiculed his sexuality and invited friends to spy on him and another man through a webcam. That terrible episode brought the school national attention, none of it welcome: previously known as a large and diverse state school, Rutgers became associated with homophobia and cruelty.

Monday, 17 September 2012 22:50

Occupy and the Reasons for Our Discontent

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Exactly one year ago the protests started in Manhattan. Occupy's support is wider and deeper than we ever knew

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:19

9/11: What Didn't Change

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The attacks altered the world—but not our politics.

Saturday, 01 September 2012 23:38

Chicago’s housing experiment

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In a mixed-income development will the poor and the well-off interact -- or not so much?

Sunday, 12 August 2012 18:36

The Book of Mormon’s foggy origins

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Did Joseph Smith believe himself?

Thursday, 02 August 2012 18:50

Gore Vidal and the Unfinished American Revolution

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Gore Vidal loved America in the way that the best of the founders did.

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