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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

PEN America has released a new report on media censorship in China. The nearly eighty-page report found foreign journalists have had an increasingly difficult time doing their job since president Xi Jinping took office in 2012. The organization points to Chinese citizens’ wariness of being a source for foreign journalists due to increased crackdowns on

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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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Cannibals in Love

From the first line in his debut novel, “My father said I was living in his house persona non grata and that I needed to find myself a job,” Mike Roberts casually dissolves into myth—a kind of millennial Charon come to guide his reader through a post-9/11

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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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What is Islamism?

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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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