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Trash and Trump

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve queried: How in the world did Donald Trump become president? My blog post from October 20, almost three weeks prior to the election, speaks a cultural truth – for better and worse, … 971 more words


When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

Sanders is viewed favorably by every ethnic group polled—from 52 percent among whites to 73 percent among African-Americans. If that’s not what “broad majority biracial appeal” looks like, I don’t know what would.    930 more words

Media Criticism

#27: new image holding environments needed

In my review in the Brooklyn Rail of the ICP show Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change, I write:

As access has exponentially grown to visualization and distribution technologies, what changes is not the urgency to capture the world with evidentiary, critical or even forbidden images.

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Six Blind Social Scientists Examine the Populist Elephant in Some Detail

This morning Thomas B. Edsall, opinion writer for the Washington Post and professor of journalism, calls our attention to a Harvard Kennedy School working paper by Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris, … 317 more words


What About Identity Policies?

We are currently experiencing the first ripple of reactions to another conversation on identity politics and liberalism.  The Times Standard has a column today by Gene Lyons ( 295 more words


Trump as President: Student Talks Politics with NYT Columnist Thomas Edsall

On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. 459 more words


Im-Politic: Bubble Kool-Aid is Spreading Through the US Electorate

It’s becoming increasingly and understandably popular to predict that 2016’s rock-em-sock-em presidential election could spark a major realignment in American politics. In particular, it’s nearly impossible to see how the current Republican Party survives the insurrection led by its presidential nominee, Donald Trump. 784 more words