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On the front porch my little sister is giving a performance for the children who have come with their parents to our yard sale. […]

The Hyphen of Exile

A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans Roots, routes, roots, or routes? is one question posed by A World Between, a […]

Fleeing Whiteness

Invisible Privilege: A Memoir About Race, Class, and Gender In the year and half since a couple of essays that I wrote on white […]

Cloud Cover

In February 1955, Corporal Max Frankel was dispatched to Nevada on “an errand of disloyalty.” The ambitious journalist, then serving as a clerk in […]


In mid-April, Ben Barnes delivered a speech at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at U.T.—Austin, the sort of event that usually passes through […]

Jim Hightower

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that major corporations in need of major favors from the White House, Congress, and other governmental agencies are pouring major […]

Molly Ivins

We are having one of those brief but glorious moments when our attention is focused on foreign affairs, so let’s hare right after the […]

Political Intelligence

SUN SETS ON A WRECKING TRAIN. It sounds like the beginning of a bad haiku, and maybe it should be: bad poetry for bad […]

The Color of Justice

An undercover drug bust disproportionately targets African-Americans in Swisher County.

Las Am��_��_ricas

A couple of months ago in Washington, during what they called the “April Action Days,” a lot of people were arrested for not liking […]