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Growing Up With Al Franken

Growing Up With Al Franken

Al Franken is a strange hero for a 14-year-old in a petit-bourgeoisie household to have.  Even stranger is the indifference felt by that same 14-year-old…

Intersectional Liberalism

Intersectional Liberalism

The basic point of intersectionality is that our lives are shaped in various ways by our identities — both those self-imposed and those externally imposed — and further that these identities…

The Identity Paradox: Liberalism, Tolerance, and the Challenges of Recognition

The Identity Paradox: Liberalism, Tolerance, and the Challenges of Recognition

In the wake of the maelstrom (or, perhaps, horrific dumpster fire) that has marked our entry into a worrying, dark timeline, there’s been much discussion over the relative value…

What, To an American, Is the National Anthem?

What, To an American, Is the National Anthem?

Has football been politicized to the point of ruin…