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I No Longer Write About Politics

And here’s why It’s not that I’ve stopped caring. Quite the opposite. The last five years in American politics have been especially brutal, but I’m not pulling, turtle-like, into my shell — as tempting as that can be. And boy…

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I Thought I Was Post-Racist

But yesterday proved me wrong, and I’m sad I could have grabbed the strap to my shoulder bag at any time The leather tote that held my small purse, laptop, iPad, and journal hung by one of its straps from…

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Call the Crime by its Name

President Biden used the G-word. It matters On April 24, 2021, President Biden kept a campaign promise He became the first U.S. president to call the massacre of Armenians by the Turkish government between 1915 and 1923 what it was: a…

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Life After COVID

It won’t be the same, and that could be good — or not Tired of the coronavirus? It’s not tired of you As Americans reel from economic duress and collective cabin fever, with no steady hand on the ship of state’s…

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