by | Jan 6, 2020

In December, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP), a non-profit co-founded in 2007 by William Holtzman, one of Howard Zinn’s Boston University students (class of 1974), to spread the lessons of Zinn’s bestselling A People’s History of the United States, excitedly…

by | Dec 3, 2019

For most of its history, a wise observer once remarked, the American conservative movement has been an oxymoron: it doesn’t move anywhere and has never conserved anything. The man who made that observation died a few years ago, but not…

by | Apr 1, 2019

Portland, Oregon, is a deep-blue city in a deep-blue state — in 2016, Hillary Clinton got 73% of the vote in Multnomah County, carrying Oregon by an 11-point margin — and therefore would seem to be an unlikely place to…

by | Mar 15, 2019

The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a new interactive map listing 1,020 “hate groups” believed to be active across the U.S. This updated map provides access to detailed information, including which states have the most hate groups per capita…

by | Feb 22, 2019

Citizens of Powder Springs, Georgia, probably have no idea they are a dot on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual “Hate Map,” which was published this week and achieved its purpose, i.e., generating scary headlines: “Hate group count hits 20-year…

by | Feb 8, 2019

When he decided in 2016 to create a club for his supporters, Gavin McInnes says he had in mind something fun — like the “Loyal Order of Water Buffalo” lodge to which Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belonged in the old…

by | Sep 16, 2018

Washington What is a racist? There was a time when the answer to that question was pretty clear-cut. A racist was someone who joined a group like the Ku Klux Klan, spewed racial slurs, or supported segregation. A racist was…

by | Sep 7, 2017

What he said was factual, but — as in the case of much of what is factual — it created a firestorm, or a hurricane, if you prefer, of grief. On Tuesday, as the forecast tracks of Hurricane Irma predicted…

by | Aug 29, 2017

In recent years we’ve seen the politicization of sports, so it was probably just a matter of time before it happened to gambling. Last week Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, sent out a “Dear Colleague” letter to his employees in…

by | Aug 23, 2017

Are we really worried about the white nationalists? Are they such a threat we’re ready to surrender our one liberty that remains intact? And if the answer is obvious, then why are outfits like ProPublica, which should be champions of…

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