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In July, Donald Trump questioned whether Senator John McCain was a war hero, drawing well-warranted ire from conservatives and liberals alike. In the aftermath of his remarks, Trump defended himself by shifting the topic of conversation to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), arguing that McCain and other politicians are not doing enough to help [...]

White Progressive Hypocrisy: Whose Revolution?

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This has been a summer of revolt. From the rise of anti-establishment candidates like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, to the campaigns of labor unions to raise the minimum wage, to the success of #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) in turning a moment into a movement, Americans are saying that they have had enough. These movements can bring [...]

“Culture of Peace:” Matisyahu, Rototom Sunsplash, and the Music of Social Justice

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In mid-August, the Spanish music festival Rototom Sunsplash announced that it was rescinding its invitation for American reggae singer Matisyahu to participate in the annual event. Rototom defended its decision on the grounds that the artist had failed “to clearly declare himself regarding…the right of the Palestinian people to have their own State.” Only two [...]

Martin O’Malley: Not Quite the Dark Horse You’re Looking for

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A presidential candidate just made headlines for attacking the political leadership of his party, and surprisingly, it wasn’t a GOP candidate. Rather, the speaker was Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who decried the Democratic National Committee’s decision to limit the number of primary debates – leveling a less-than-subtle accusation that the DNC is backing Hillary [...]

Unsafe at any Router Speed

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From the U.S. government to Ashley Madison, no entity is immune to cyberattacks. Whether the hackers are government affiliates or a loose network of vigilantes, one thing is clear: their capabilities have visibly outpaced the powers of public and private entities to defend themselves. For the most part, however, the general public has not been [...]

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