Category: Media

Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Gay Is Good – Frank Kameny In Comics
Panel on using comics to tell history Rick Rosendall, Mattachine Society of Washington Awesome Con Washington Convention Center June 17, 2017 Frank Kameny was a Harvard-trained astronomer and a World [...]
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7 questions as Trump unravels
Elizabeth Drew’s excellent piece on Trump in The New York Review of Books begins: If Donald Trump leaves office before four years are up, history will likely show the middle [...]
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Trump’s Twitter secret revealed
Unlettered eloquence, as Dr. King said of Mother Pollard. (She said during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, “My feets is tired but my soul is rested.”)
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Ariana Grande: “One Love Manchester” benefit finale
Ariana Grande closed out her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert Sunday night by singing “Over the Rainbow.” The New York Times reports: The message onstage and in the crowd at [...]
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Openly gay Leo Varadkar to become Taoiseach of Ireland
Patrick Maguire writes in NewStatesman about Leo Varadkar, the mixed-race, gay politician who was just elected leader of Fine Gael, Ireland’s center-right governing party, which puts him on course to [...]
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Trump’s fearmongering presages power grab
London Mayor Sadiq Khan assured the public in a BBC interview: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no [...]
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Combating Trump’s poison
The latest commentary by David Brooks in The New York Times is titled, “Donald Trump Poisons the World.” Here is an excerpt: Far from being a band of brothers, [the [...]
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Macron blasts Putin propaganda, challenges him on gay rights and Syria
Anne Applebaum tweets regarding the joint press conference today by French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles: Macron attacks RT and Sputnik as [...]
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JFK on civil rights, June 11, 1963
Today is the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the urgency of civil rights. Earlier [...]
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