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Why America? Our Headlong Descent in Worshiping the Donald: Kent's Perspective

We live in fearful times. We are afraid that the economic potential we’ve enjoyed as a nation is slipping away. We worry that the American dream which teaches that each generation will do better than the last, is over. 403 more words

Trumbo (2015)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Louis CK, Elle Fanning

Director: Jay Roach

Fascinatingly tragic film about the Hollywood Blacklist and how it unfairly and unconstitutionally targeted people and ruined lives. 273 more words

Disdain: The Root of Our Diseased Politics

In recent months, presidential candidates have smeared one another—“con artist,” “phony” and “sniveling coward,” to list just a few verbal cudgels now hurled on the stump. 724 more words


New McCarthyism: Is London's 'anti-Semitic' scandal a move against Jeremy Corbyn?

By John Wright

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters


An extraordinary political crisis has erupted in the UK over the alleged prevalence of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party. 1,130 more words


Recontextualizing Meaning

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 tells of a near-future society where books are banned and “firemen” search out and burn literary contraband. 588 more words


Student yanked off flight for cellphone conversation about chicken dinner - in Arabic

The crime of Flying while Muslim

A college student who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California earlier this month after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic.

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Trumbo, McCarthyism and India

Couple of days back, I got to watch the Bryan Cranston-starrer Trumbo, based on the life of the Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted because of his membership of the Communist Party of the USA. 866 more words