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#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


(What's Left of) Our Economy: De-Industrialization's Toll in Pennsylvania

If you’re having your doubts that the woes of U.S. manufacturing can translate directly into a weaker overall economy, shakier finances, and more hardship for individual Americans and their families, take a look at… 545 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

As the One Percent Insulates Itself and Buys Political Power, Public Education Suffers

One of the things that has struck me about National Public Radio’s three week series on public school finance equity is that it is providing refreshing widespread coverage about the most necessary of basic subjects: how to fund the schools that serve the mass of children across America.  968 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn