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Nobody Special: Reflections on The Rise of Skywalker

Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker follow. Before making the original Star Wars, George Lucas spent years working on Apocalypse Now, a film about the tragedy of America’s war in Vietnam. You don’t have to look too closely to see that, in its own way, Star Wars is also about the folly of American empire. More specifically, it’s about […]

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My Visit to Trump’s Washington

It was my first visit to our nation’s capital since Trump became president.

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How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State

Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.

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Congratulations: These Are the Shifts Available

These are the shifts available.

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15 Warnings Signs of Impending Tyranny

Consider yourself warned.

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George Michael and Your Authentic Self

What’s obvious and achingly beautiful is your yearning to be your authentic self. It isn’t about being straight or gay, it’s about honesty, acceptance, and love.

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California vs. Trumpland

California gives lie to the conservative dictum that low taxes, few regulations, and low wages are the keys to economic success.

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Chilling ‘Professor Watchlist’ Aims to ‘Expose’ Leftist Educators

‘It would be easier to dismiss this rather silly project if the United States had not just elected a president who shouts over attempts at rational discourse and reactionary majorities in both houses of Congress’

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San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump.

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With Trump Now ‘Unshackled,’ What Next for GOP’s Institutional Misogyny?

“We know that Donald Trump’s dangerous sexism and racism are not an aberration,” says protester outside Republican National Committee headquarters.