Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: culture

Let’s find many ways to share the goods of our society

Ideas can improve society. But they can also be destructive.

Academic freedom at risk after decades of attacks and underfunding from...

We look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom with academic and author Henry Reichman.

We need an ecological revolution

To save the long-term future for our children and grandchildren, and for all the other creatures with which we share the gift of life, we must overcome the inertia of our institutions and our culture.

New report reveals how charter schools have scammed the US government...

There is only one way to deal with this blatant grift program for the charter school industry – shut it down.

What Black Lives Matter activists can teach us about the pitfalls...

Interviews with 11 Black Lives Matter social media page administrators highlight the challenges of scaling grassroots activism through digital organizing.

America: Rapidly sliding into the depths of bigotry, racism, and xenophobia

We need to work very hard to remove this bigotry, racism, and xenophobia from our country before this condition becomes irreversible.

This is how borrowing things from our neighbors strengthens society

Research shows that small talk and casual connections create happy communities and less-lonely individuals.

Protesters tell advertisers to drop Fox

Activists from Lady Parts Justice and Code Pink joined Media Matters in confronting the stream of hate that seems to be only escalating from President Trump's favorite news network.

Can Native American tribes protect their land if they’re not recognized...

State laws and policies in California have made some progress possible, but many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

How can America really be exceptional?

Can America still follow its principles of liberty and equality but have a far broader set of free social services (education and healthcare like the fire and police departments)? I think that it can. And if it does, it will have the sort of society that we want – not an oligopoly or crony capitalist one.

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Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...