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Dear Dreamers: Abandon Hope (Sanders Endorses Clinton)

The candidate who wins a presidential nomination in our current money-driven two-party system is the one who is most adept at manipulating that system, even if s/he has historically low favorability ratings, not the one whose principles play themselves out best with organizations who share the concerns of American middle-class voters. If you wanted Bernie … Continue reading

OMG! Barry O Hates Art History! Or…The Liberal Arts and the Trades: Can’t We all Just Get Along?

If you’re an art historian like I am (you’re probably not, I know, but bear with me, please), you spent at least part of January 31st, 2014 watching your colleagues hyperventilate over these comments by the *most powerful man in the world.* Barack said: “A lot of parents, unfortunately, maybe when they saw a lot … Continue reading

Silence in the War on Women, Impasse as the New Model for Discourse, and the End of Imagination

“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.” – Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood, the author of the Handmaid’s Tale – a story of a not too distant dystopia where men exert complete control over women’s reproductive cycles – knew … Continue reading