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The Bitter Lesson of the Californian Fires

California is burning, again. Dozens of peoples have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the state’s history. The California fires are just the most recent in a series of major wildfires, including fires in Greece in July this year that killed 99 people, Portugaland Chile in 2017, and Australia. Why do wildfires seem to be escalating? Despite president Donald Trump’s tweet that the California fires were caused by “gross mismanagement” of forests, the answer is more complex, nuanced, and alarming.


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Mississippi Campaign Heats Up After ‘Lynching’ Remark

If Hyde-Smith’s [hanging] comment was an exaggerated expression of regard, many in the one-time civil rights hotbed — and many more from across the nation…

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Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?
Anti-Black or African American” bias accounted for nearly half of all crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, which rose 18 percent according to the FBI data…
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The Florida Election & the Ghost of Gore-Bush Recount
“I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Andrew Gillum said.
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Three Ways the Women’s Movement in U.S. Politics Is Misunderstood
Media outlets have been quick to attribute women’s candidacies and successes to the Democratic “blue wave.” This generalization ignores places like Alabama…
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How Anti-Black Bias in White Men Hurts Black Men’s Health

Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute to such disparities…

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ACLU: Our Right to Protest Is on the Line

The proposed rules would ban protests from 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, limit the ability to engage in spontaneous demonstrations  in response to breaking news on the National Mall…

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