05 March 2019

About four months ago, I organized over 100 scholars, intellectuals, and activists to publish an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, which was then signed by over 10,000 more people,...

27 February 2019

A choice must now be made. It is...

20 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his novel 1984 George Orwell invented the expression “newspeak” to describe the ambiguous or deliberately misleading use of...

11 January 2019

Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency have been marked by extreme controversy, divisiveness, and partisan polarization. Many contend America hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War. Shortly after 2016’s election, comedian Cecily...

02 January 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake.

 

Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took...

31 December 2018

Here in Charlottesville, as in most places, we like our stories simple. Most books by local author John Grisham have good guys and bad guys. When a UVa sports team wins, everybody says “Yay, we won!” When it loses, three-quarters of the...

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