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A.M. Homes’ The Unfolding: On War and Also Walking Away

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.This summer we learned that the largest-ever political donation — $1.6b in shares of an about-to-be-sold business — was given to a non-profit set...
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Federal Action for Media Could undo some Federal Damage

A Free Press is vital if we are to have any chance at a functioning democracy.  On that, you’d think, Right and Left might agree. By “free press”  these days, we mean media of every...

Win or Lose, Nominations Debates are Dangerous

Justice Breyer has announced his resignation from the Supreme Court and a Biden/Harris pick is expected to win confirmation. The Democrats’ choice is unlikely to shift the court’s balance, we’re told, but the media’s...

Right or Wrong Polls Aren’t Good

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.Who were the biggest losers of the midterms? The media! wrote Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank November 9.The vast majority of political journalists were...
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Jubilee Justice Regenerative Farming: Tackling Racism with Rice

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.How do you nurture the soil, feed hungry bodies, and heal hurt people and places in these stressed-out times? In Central Louisiana, a network...
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Bob Dylan: The Times They Ain’t a Changing

Bob Dylan: The Times They Ain’t a-Changing I’ve never been a Bob Dylan fan, and the Nobel Prize winner’s sale of his archive to Universal Music changed nothing about that. In fact, sing as he...

Inflating Hopes & Dreams in Manchin Country?

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.Something exciting is happening in McDowell County, West Virginia. There, in what used to be coal country, the American Federation of Teachers is leading...
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Moore v Harper and the War on Democracy in North Carolina

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.It has often been said that the US South is the testing ground for American democracy, which makes it frustrating how little attention national...

Democrats Miss the Message

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.Win, lose or draw, the allure of the “white working class voter” never dulls for big D Democrats.Whatever happens in election season, the party’s...

Russia: A Nation of Informers. Texas Too?

Subscribe to our podcast to listen on your favorite podcast platform.The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a lot of people thinking about authoritarianism. It’s sometimes described as strongman rule, but it’s not exactly that....

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