Tag: politics

Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Were Eight Years in Power

A sweeping collection of new and selected essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now

If You’re Going to Use Mental Illness as an Excuse, Do Something About It

We’ve all seen the clips. “It’s so sad, this poor white kid who took an AK-47 to a movie theater was so mentally ill.” This has been coming up more and more often this year–not only because there have been SO.MANY.MASS.SHOOTINGS. But also because we are already talking about the election, and there are SO.MANY.CONSERVATIVE.CANDIDATES. And

The Handmaid’s Tale

In today’s world of social justice, we are fighting many battles:  sexuality, gender identity, misogyny (race too, but that’s another post and another day). In all of these, we are fighting for the right over our bodies however we see fit, without judgment, without bias, without persecution. Sometimes it seems like we are winning…sometimes it

Cyropaedia

Have you guys checked out Coursera yet? If not, you definitely should. It’s a website solely devoted to providing quality online college courses from real professors from real colleges for free (you can pay for certificates if you want/need them). I’m on my second class now–a class about historical fiction called “Plagues, Witches, and War.”

Book to Movie/TV

My dad has always been more of a nonfiction reader than the rest of us–always reading things on the field he’s interested in at the time (sometimes books on actual fields…since he was a farmer…badaCHING!). Agriculture, business, and now, more and more, politics. But, he instantly latched on to Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series when
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