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America is facing an epistemic crisis – Vox

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Meet the Proud Boys, America’s Self-Proclaimed Chauvinists – NBCNews.com

The Proud Boys, a nationalist movement of mostly young white males is drawing new recruits every day from coast-to-coast. They advocate for men’s rights, partying hard and for women to go back to being housewives. If the alt-right had a frat house, they’d pledge Proud Boys. But their leader, Gavin McInnes, argues they are not […]

Why Arthur Schlesinger’s ‘Disunited States of America’ Lives On – New York Times

Photo The historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who tackled the canon wars a generation ago. Credit Ted Thai/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images In contemporary debates that involve history and historical symbols like the controversies over the removal of Confederate statues from public parks or the place of Andrew Jackson and Alexander Hamilton on […]

From America with love – Salon

In the end, Russia’s much-feared “West” war game, in which Spetsnaz troops did participate, concluded with a whimper, not a bang.  “After all the anxiety, Russia’s Zapad exercise ends without provocation,” read the headline in the military newspaper Stars and Stripes on September 20th. For months, while Russia insisted its war game would involve fewer […]

Meet the Proud Boy, America’s Self-Proclaimed Chauvinists – NBCNews.com

The Proud Boys, a nationalist movement of mostly young white males is drawing new recruits every day from coast-to-coast. They advocate for men’s rights, partying hard and for women to go back to being housewives. If the alt-right had a frat house, they’d pledge Proud Boys. But their leader, Gavin McInnes, argues they are not […]

Nuclear Energy In America Is Teetering On A Cusp – Forbes

ANS The American Nuclear Society held its Annual Winter Meeting in Washington D.C. this week, and our nuclear community is excited and eager to move forward. Nuclear in America is on a cusp between two very different paths. One path leads to continued global leadership. The other leads to a slow fading of our nuclear […]

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out – Bloomberg – Bloomberg

For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there’s at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too. Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the […]

The language of Islamic terror in America – Chicago Tribune

The critical thing about confronting evil is to call it by its rightful name. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to call alleged truck terrorist Sayfullo Saipov a “lone wolf.” “All the evidence we have suggests that he was acting alone,” said Cuomo. “The so-called ‘Lone Wolf syndrome.’” Lone wolf? That’s a dangerous rhetorical […]

A Terrorist Attack in Real America – New York Times

Disasters that strike close to home inevitably affect us differently from those we observe at a distance. I cross the bike path near the spot where the terrorist crashed his truck every day. My kids learned to ride their bikes on the same path that became Tuesday’s scene of carnage. We celebrated our older daughter’s […]

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