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Stacey Abrams’ Identity Politics

*/ ]]> Stacey Abrams’ journey into the unknown began in the passenger seat of a Chevy Tahoe bound for the south Georgia. It’s a part of the state full of peanut and feed corn farms, and voting blocs that over the past two decades have [...]
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Taiwan Dispatch: Taiwan Baseball? It’s ‘Hot Noisy,’ and Ingrained in National Identity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Baseball is one of the most potent instruments of soft power in this small but spirited bastion of democracy. And what goes on in the stands is unlike anything seen, or heard, in America. Source: [...]
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The Interpreter: Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. More Nations May Follow.

2 months ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity. Source: NYT > World
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Atlacomulco Dispatch: Mexico Town’s Identity Was Defined by 1 Party. Then, the People Turned on It.

3 months ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Nowhere in Mexico did loyalty toward the Institutional Revolutionary Party run as deep as in Atlacomulco. But even here, the PRI suffered a symbolically devastating defeat. Source: NYT > World
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Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity

4 months ago | 0 comment
DUBLIN — For decades, Irish society stigmatized unwed mothers, pressuring them to give up their newborns, often in shadowy adoptions. Now, the Irish government, after years of inaction, has begun pulling away the veil. On Wednesday, [...]
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Trump’s Syria identity crisis

5 months ago | 0 comment
“Welcome to the NBA.” That was Barack Obama’s inauguration-day message to Donald Trump, when the outgoing president laid out the particularly nasty policy dilemma his successor faced in war-ravaged Syria. Story Continued Below The [...]
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Behind Quebec’s Ban on Face Coverings, a Debate Over Identity

11 months ago | 0 comment
That difference has now been crystallized by the new law, which no one even knows how — or whether — to enforce. “French Canadians in Quebec behave like psychologically embattled people,” said Patrice Brodeur, an associate professor [...]
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Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down

1 year ago | 0 comment
Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. We understand ourselves as being part of [...]
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Trump won on “white fright”: Why identity politics win elections

1 year ago | 0 comment
The United States of America has become a giant church basement where members of Alcoholics Anonymous congregate to commiserate over their self-made problems. Sobriety never lasts, because white Americans continue to redefine their bottom. [...]
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The “Identity Politics” Debate Is Splintering the Left. Here’s How We Can Move Past It.

2 years ago | 0 comment
We must redefine “identity politics,” because the debate about it is mostly wrong. We can start by recognizing that Clintonian identity politics aren’t intersectional—they’re racist. Donald Trump won in no small part thanks to crucial [...]