Politics at a Fever Pitch

In light of the recent assassination attempt on Republican Congressmen at a baseball practice resulting in the severe wounding of Steve Scalise by a Bernie Sanders stalwart and volunteer, you would imagine that the Democrat Party, its leaders and lower echelon shleppers would have the common sense and...

Portrait of a Patriot

In 2017, Americans are less proud to be Americans than they’ve been since 2001. But ahead of the U.S.A.’s 241st birthday, a lack of pride doesn’t necessarily translate into a shortage of patriotism. Proud to be an American? Many...

Eugene Lim’s Dear Cyborgs Engages the Post-Occupy Moment

Eugene Lim’s Dear Cyborgs is a novel of ideas, small, elegant ideas about art and protest, and one of the most striking literary works to emerge from the Occupy movement. (Poets like Juliana Spahr have so far excelled fiction writers in this category.) The cyborgs of the title...

Hong Kong leader’s glowing report card for his term omits key failings

Hong Kong’s outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying has produced a glowing report of his five years in office, citing among his accomplishments the booming economy and the “orderly” ending of the Occupy protests and the Mong Kok riot. Conspicuously absent in the 90-page report was an accounting of his...

Poor women of color set to lose big under TrumpCare

Remember when the Occupy Wall Street movement and Thomas Piketty’s book caused policymakers on both sides of the aisle to wring their hands about growing inequality in America? That was then, this is now. The Republican’s recent unveiling of their Senate health bill, which closely resembles their House...

China tensions give Hong Kong an identity crisis

China tensions give Hong Kong an identity crisis https://www.ft.com/content/b9b949de-5a53-11e7-9bc8-8055f264aa8b

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