The Once and Future Liberal reviews: identity and the American body politic

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Columbia professor Mark Lilla guesses an obsession with identity politics has wrecked American liberalism. Two novelists respond to his provocative new book Charles Kaiser Charles Kaiser. Photo: Joe Stouter Charles Kaiser, formerly a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is the author of 1968 in America, The Gay Metropolis and […]

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I’m on the ‘professor watchlist.’ It’s a ploy to undermine free speech | Anthea Butler

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The rightwing roundup isnt protecting conservatism its making an Orwellian environment at universities where all ideas should be welcome The release of the professor watchlist, purporting to expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, is anything but that. I should know: Im on it. As one of a handful of religion profs in the US […]

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Republicans repudiate climate change fears despite admonitions from scientists

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Ted Cruz has presented misinforming information in the Senate, scientists say, while Marco Rubio repudiates destroying our economy despite pleas for action coming from officials in his own state They have bloviated about carpet bombing, bickered about walls, and waxed anti-Muslim and -migrant, but over more than 16 hours of debate, the Republican candidates for […]

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From conservative hip-hop to white power boulder, rightwing politics inspires woeful music | Jeff Sparrow

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While hip-hop is perfectly capable of conservatism, successful relationships between rappers and rightwing politics generally take a somewhat different form Last month, Mark Seymour instructed the anti-Muslim group Reclaim Australia to cease playingthe Hunters and Collectors song Holy Grail at its rallies. We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over, he wrote. […]

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Clinton senses big victory after Trump’s week of self-inflicted defeat

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Republican in tailspin over lewd remarks and alleged sexual misconduct as one GOP strategist says any other Democrat would be 15 points ahead, nationwide In a Saturday Night Live skit last weekend, a CNN anchor flashed to Hillary Clintons Brooklyn headquarters for reaction to breaking news of a 2005 record of Donald Trump bragging about […]

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How a contested convention could be used Republican to snatch Trump’s crown

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If no nominee gets to the magical threshold of 1,237 party delegates, the Republican national convention would become very messy indeed and insiders cant even agree on how it would play out Donald Trump hopes to make a decisive move towards the 1,237 delegates he needs to lock up the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, […]

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Donald Trump’s defence is to demean accusers: ‘Look at her, I don’t think so’

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Donald Trump labels women horrible horrible liars and says contender is plotting with dark global powers but Clinton prefers to look at cats on the internet After a day of extraordinary statements attacking women who have accused him of sexual assault, and invoking shocking antisemitic tropes Donald Trump exerted what might be seen as a […]

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