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Is the media biased toward Clinton or Trump?

A Harvard study finds negative news reports without context outnumbered positive reports 82% to 18% during 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions. If Clinton loses, blame the email controversy and the media. More say press is too easy on Trump than said so of Romney, McCain. Is the media biased toward Clinton or Trump? Here is some actual hard data. Fairly unbalanced: Chris Lehmann on election coverage with apples, oranges, and rancid meat. Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns on a


Paper Trail

The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The paper cites as evidence both Clinton’s political record and the nature of the 2016 election. “One candidate . . . has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans

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Reforming the Racist Criminal Justice System

John MiddletonThroughout the Democratic primaries, police brutality and systematic discrimination in the criminal justice system have become critical campaign issues, due in large part to the unrelenting pressure

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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Shirley Jackson’s legacy might not seem in need of assistance. Fifty-one years after her death, nearly all of her books are in print, and her most celebrated works—“The Lottery,” possibly America’s most famous short story, and the novels The Haunting of Hill House, twice

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Adam Fitzgerald

When I first met Adam Fitzgerald in 2009, we were both fledgling graduate students, and I knew from the moment he entered the room that he was the personification of a promising young poet, with whirlwind energy, incredible charisma, and insatiable precocity

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Marc Lamont Hill: A Tale of Two Americas

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Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.

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