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Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Letters From An American, April 4, 2020

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    Manipulating the vote has a long and shameful history in America, but modern media and computer modeling has enabled today’s Republican Party to carve out its voters with surgical precision.



  • Lessons from Haiti on Living and Dying

    by Marlene L. Daut

    The late historian C.L.R. James sought to disavow the importance of one of Haiti’s most storied revolutionary heroes to reveal the role played by the Revolution’s masses and less visible leaders, reflecting that each life and death is profoundly poltical.



  • How the Republican Party Took Over the Supreme Court

    by John Fabian Witt

    We are now at least one decade into a nearly unprecedented experiment in partisan judging at the highest court in the land. Our legal and political systems have barely begun to process what that means.
 



  • When Centrists Sounded Like Bernie

    by Ed Burmila

    If today’s centrist, establishment Democrats are unwilling to hear warnings coming from the left, perhaps they will heed their own advice from an earlier era.



  • A Revolution of Values

    by Peniel E. Joseph

    Racial apartheid’s grip on American democracy, argued King, corrupted the nation in war and peace.



  • COVID-19: When History Has No Lessons

    by Gaëtan Thomas and Guillaume Lachenal

    Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas argue that an over-reliance on the allure of ‘pandemic precedents’ needs to be replaced with an enhanced understanding of the capacity of present crises to resist historical interpretation.



  • Wall Street Wins – Again: Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus

    by Nomi Prins

    If ground-up solutions to help ordinary Americans and small businesses aren’t adopted, one thing is predictable: once this crisis has been “managed,” we’ll be set up for a larger one in an even more disparate world.