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A parasitic industry: Understanding why America does not define healthcare as a basic human right

Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives, and already have their sights set on forcing major cuts to “entitlements” like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. One of the...
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America’s homeless population remains about the same as before pandemic despite increased local efforts

President Joe Biden’s administration announced in December that it was ramping up efforts to help house people sleeping on sidewalks, in tents, and cars as a federal report confirmed what was...
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Story of Nearest Green: When a Black distiller was credited for teaching Jack Daniel how to make whiskey

By Stefanie Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, University of Tennessee When you hear the name Jack Daniel, whiskey probably comes to mind. But what about...
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Reggie Jackson: The beating death of Tyre Nichols asks unanswered question of when will police abuse end

“There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, ‘When will you be satisfied?’ We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of...
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The myth of discrimination: How the culture of White Supremacy killed Tyre Nichols

“Every police officer who killed Tyre Nichols was Black. This cannot be White Supremacy.” These are words spoken and written by people who see the water pouring from their kitchen faucet and don’t...
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Demise of liberal democracy: We are living in the final stage of Reaganism’s dystopia

Back in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was sworn in and implicitly promised to destroy our government because it was “the problem,” many of us who strongly opposed him wondered what the final stage of...
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Social media never forgets: Why the digital experience of daily life makes it hard to move on from a breakup

By Kate G. Blackburn, Post Doctoral Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts; Leah E. LeFebvre, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Alabama; and Nick...
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Race, Ethnicity, and Age: Why employers are forced to be more flexible as workplace diversity grows

By Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology, Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis Increased immigration, longer life expectancy and a decline in birth rates are...
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Stalled Funding: Wisconsin explores regional services as fix for struggling emergency mental health system

When Chrissy Barnard faced a mental health crisis and most needed care, law enforcement handcuffed her, placed her in the back of a patrol car and drove her five hours to Wisconsin’s only state-run...
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Reasons for despair: Why the new “Great Depression” comes from our profound sense of political dread

A similar thing happens to me on many mornings lately. My eyes open and I suddenly become aware that I am awake. My mind quickly begins assembling the first few seconds of my day … making...
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Why President Biden should follow President Truman’s courage and revive a Berlin-style Airlift for Ukraine

This is not the first time Russia has tried freezing and starving people to death to get them to submit. They have done it at least twice before, once successfully in 1932 and once unsuccessfully in...
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Weaponized Education: Ukraine schools remain a key battleground in the fight for the nation’s future

By Katja Kolcio, Associate Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies and Education Studies, Wesleyan University When Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv on New Year’s Eve, the...
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