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What I Learned Watching Fox News This Week

What I Learned Watching Fox News This Week

Fox News has recently been campaigning egregious right-wing talking points—from claims that “critical race theory” seeks to punish white people to encouraging the flouting of vaccines and public health practices even while the deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads....

The Health Effects of the Gig Economy

The Health Effects of the Gig Economy

On July 20, 2021, World’s Richest Man and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched himself into space for an 11-minute self-funded joy ride. Americans, and humans in general, tend to be awestruck and filled with joyous wonder about space travel and its promise of discovery,...

Pegasus and the Global Threat to Dissent

Pegasus and the Global Threat to Dissent

When one hears of the word “Pegasus” it is more likely that a mythical winged horse comes to mind than the most pernicious spyware ever devised. Pegasus software is the primary product sold to government clients by the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group. Although...

On White Grief and Reparations

On White Grief and Reparations

This is a meditation. It has been unevenly in process for most of my life. I cannot remember a time that I was not working at becoming an anti-racist feminist. It is a long process with no clear trajectory, much like the political and historical story of this nation...