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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Fighting to Vote

Michael Tomasky The New York Review of Books
As results from the recent midterm elections show and the book under review chronicles, restrictive voter identification laws, registration requirements, felon disenfranchisement and voter purges still deny millions access to the ballot box.

The Last Man to Know Everything

Troy Vettese Boston Review
This new collection of essays by a highly regarded radical intellectual receives a mixed, but engaging review.

Megyn Kelly’s Original Sin

Megan Garber The Atlantic
It would take just over a year, it would turn out, for the absurdity of Megyn Kelly Today’s founding proposition to come to its full fruition.

Pieta

Beate Sigriddaughter Cultural Weekly
New Mexico poet Beate Sigriddaughter laments the absurdities of war, killing in the cause of “righteous dreams.”

The Making of Corporate Empire

Jane Slaughter November 1, 2018 Against the Current
Focusing on Ford Motor Co.’s rise, the author posits a connect between racial practices in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa and Ford’s divisive labor processes, seeing racism as an essential element in the creation of global capitalism.