Election 2020, Politics

America’s Dangerous Obsession with Abstractions of Freedom

by Samuel Murray, columnist Americans from all political backgrounds unite around one abstract tenant of our political life: freedom. Since the declaration of independence was defiantly written, signaling a motion to end the tyranny of the British monarch on the colonizers of North America – a series of increasing returns towards the notion of American […]

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Economy, Election 2020, Financial Security, Housing, Politics, Race & Ethnicity

Trump’s Racist Appeal to Suburbia and Its Place in the U.S. History of Housing Segregation

by Amanda Hermans, managing online editor In July of this year, President Trump sent a series of tweets to “The Suburban Housewives of America.” “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream,” one tweet claimed. “I will preserve it, and make it even better!” Another touted, “I am happy to inform all of the […]

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