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The ‘White People Stage’ Is Over: How Beyonce changed the Temperature at Coachella

Coachella music festival has developed a loyal audience known as a congregation of rich white kids. INDIO, Calif. — So much for the “white people stage.” That's how Vince Staples, the deeply skeptical Long Beach rapper, referred to the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival …

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Have Christian Nationalists Used Trump to Stage a ‘Soft Coup’?

An academic assesses the president's unholy marriage with evangelicals. By the standards of any of the world's major religions Donald Trump is an ungodly person, an enthusiastic and unrepentant sinner who revels in his misdeeds. Trump is a serial liar and apparent narcissist. He is a greedy, crude and selfish person who does not pay …

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‘No Cop Academy’: Activists stage day-long demonstration against police academy to be built in Chicago

Youth of color in Chicago staged a day-long demonstration at City Hall on Wednesday to voice their opposition to the planned construction of a new $ 95 million police academy to be built on the city’s West Side. The protest was the latest in a series of actions organized by a coalition of more than …

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Next stage of Net Neutrality conflict begins

On Thursday, the FCC’s net neutrality rule was published in the Federal Register. This was the official start of the next phase of the campaign to protect the open Internet as a common carrier with equal access for all and without prejudice based on content (net neutrality). There are multiple fronts of struggle to make …

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GOP Congressman Representing Columbine and Aurora Nearly Booed Off Stage at Town Hall

Could this be another seat the Democrats flip in November? The tide is turning on the idea of sensible gun law reforms and nobody got that message more clearly than Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from Colorado’s 6th District, which happens to encompass two of the most tragic mass shooting locations in the nation—Columbine and Aurora. …

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Students Who Survived the Florida Shooting Are Stepping onto the National Stage to Demand Gun Control

Click here for reuse options! Five teenagers who survived the school shooting invite you to “March for Our Lives," on March 24. Seventeen people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day. Their peers and family members want this mass shooting to be the last one—and they …

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Donald Trump’s alleged porn star mistress takes center stage and Melania goes solo

Stephanie Cliffords, the adult film star who goes by the stage name “Stormy Daniels,” may have signed a nondisclosure agreement after getting a $ 130,000 hush money settlement from Donald Trump’s attorney in the final weeks of the 2016 election, but she’s cashing in on her newfound fame. Last weekend she packed a strip club …

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Donald Trump Has Made America a Laughingstock on the World Stage

He is the most extreme version of democracy being reduced to image rather than substance. A joke circulates on social media. A man calls the White House. He says that he wants to be the President of the United States. The operator says: “Are you an idiot?” The man replies: “Is that a requirement of …

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As China expands its role on the world stage, its leaders have got Trump’s number

As Donald Trump orders a worldwide retreat from the international stage, China is stepping up to fill the gap. Evan Osnos has a long and well-written New Yorker piece exploring just what this means. In recent years, it has taken steps to accrue national power on a scale that no country has attempted since the Cold …

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: America isolated on the world stage

One of the most important stories of the year has been Amercia’s declining status on the world stage. We begin today’s roundup with Ryan Cooper at The Week and his take on the situation: America’s power and global influence have plummeted like a stone during the Trump presidency. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently claimed otherwise …

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