Politics

07 Mar 2017

How Con-Men Rule America’s Middle Class

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” – John Steinbeck When I was younger my family was too broke to take a vacation to Universal Studios. We had never been, and all really wanted to go. My

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03 Mar 2017

Best Safe and Legal Abortion Options in NYC

So. You’re in New York City. You’re pregnant. And you’d like to stop being pregnant. There are a number of ways you could have gotten here, and a number of ways you could feel about it. You could be single or partnered, younger or older, someone who already has kids

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01 Mar 2017

NYC’s Early Picnic Season Actually Horrible Omen

Usually, we have until late April before the local anomaly of people wearing shorts and tee shirts inappropriately takes place. It’s a fun NY tradition; we make fun of their optimism and are rewarded with smug laughter when they end up stuck in a blizzard, desperately trying to hail a

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24 Feb 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 2: Iraq

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. Some places have attained an almost mythical space within their communities. When the community is made of up of avid readers, specifically ones of Arabic literature, al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad is a popular hangout. Quite by chance,

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20 Feb 2017

The Best Anti-Trump Protest Signs

By Mar-Li Pitcher  You know the saying that every cloud has a silver lining? I mean, unless Trump is president, in which case we’re all fucked? Since Republicans were somehow hypnotized by Trump’s rhetoric and allowed Trump to be their candidate, it’s been nothing but an onslaught and a descent

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17 Feb 2017

Bizarre Press Conference was Totally NOT Donald “Ranting and Raving”

I will be the first to say that this particular piece is an opinion piece. It is not “fake news”. (Although as we saw on Feb 16, almost anything can conveniently be shoved into that category.) It is simply a reactionary opinion piece written directly after watching an hour and

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16 Feb 2017

A Guide to Activism With No Pink Hat

With the “Age Of Trump” upon us, it feels as if the world could fall apart at any moment. That part is not great. BUT. What is great is that many people are finally mobilized to take action on the issues that matter to them. Whether it’s protesting at the

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10 Feb 2017

The KKK Sucks At The Internet (and fact checking)

What can you say about the Klan that hasn’t already been said? Ignorant.  Hateful. Cowards. Murderers. Terrorists. So their websites must be the goddamn worst. BUT you’d be surprised how much some, like The Loyal White Knights of the KKK, are ODDLY WELCOMING. To a point. But maybe they’re just

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