Tag Archives: America

Donald Trump: The Man in America’s Mirror

Even as he fails and flails, Trump can be seen as the symptom, not the disease, of what ails America. Continue reading

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Participation Trophy Politics

In Trump’s America, everyone can live vicariously, eliminating doubt, self-discipline and consequences. Continue reading

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Home States

What happens when your absentee vote is not enough to prevent the worst-case scenario? What happens if you try to return home? Continue reading

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We’ve Been Rooting for the Wrong Side in Zombie Wars

F.C. Brown Cloud posits that in America, only mythical violence commands respect Continue reading

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50 Bullet Points Concerning America’s Gun Psychosis

If you’re still alive, you’re not Orlando. Do something. Do anything. Continue reading

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Prisons In America: Incarceration as Political Philosophy

In the second installment of this 2-part series, Sean Beaudoin and Meg Worden discuss the prison system in America, looking at the Prison Industrial Complex as a highly intentional system of control, as well as a rarely-examined political philosophy. Continue reading

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American Car and Driver, French License

AS ADULTS, IT’S helpful to be reminded at regular intervals that we know almost nothing. My latest ineptitude prompt came as I faced—again, and in a foreign language­—questions like these: You are approaching a blind curve on a two-lane road. Do … Continue reading

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The Worst People in America: Jonathan Franzen

A poem about the alleged Great American Novelist. Continue reading

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Sorry, Charlie

Everyone, it seems, opposes censorship until it’s their sacred cow being smacked around; anyone can endorse artists’ rights until it’s their ass in the crosshairs. Free speech is—and must be—an all-or-nothing proposition. Continue reading

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Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past: Steinbeck, Nostalgia, Empathy and Amtrak

What does Amtrak’s writer residency program signify about where we are artistically, culturally, and politically today? In 2014 we’re all about nostalgia, yet America’s infrastructure is slowly falling apart. Sean Murphy investigates. Continue reading

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The Trump Stone

What would future interplanetary paleographers make of America, if the only remaining trace of our culture were this week’s tweets from Donald Trump and Victoria Jackson? James Greer investigates. Continue reading

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