November 5, 2018

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What America Owes Frederick Douglass

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/opinion/what-america-owes-frederick-douglass.html?partner=rss&emc=rss He said blacks had three tools: their voice, their pen and their vote. Today all three are under threat.

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November 3, 2018

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/magazine/FBI-charlottesville-white-nationalism-far-right.html?partner=rss&emc=rss For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized.

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October 29, 2018

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The New Health Care: A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/upshot/a-sense-of-alarm-as-rural-hospitals-keep-closing.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There are potential health and economic consequences in a trend associated with states that have turned down Medicaid expansion.

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October 29, 2018

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When Hate Goes Mainstream

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/opinion/synagogue-shooting-pittsburgh-anti-defamation-league.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The Pittsburgh massacre is only the latest, worst instance of rising anti-Semitism. Americans of conscience must now push back.

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October 29, 2018

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/anti-semitism-attacks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh is part of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the country and around the world.

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October 28, 2018

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Rising antisemitism worldwide boils over at Pittsburgh synagogue

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/28/rising-antisemitism-worldwide-boils-over-at-pittsburgh-synagogue Deadliest assault on Jews in US history follows 57% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2017It was the deadliest assault on Jews in US history. Eleven people gunned down as they attended their local synagogue on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. Synagogues across the country locked their doors and an icy fear spread through Jewish communities.The […]

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September 25, 2018

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‘America First’ Has Won

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/opinion/trump-foreign-policy-america-first.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The three pillars of the ideology — isolationism, protectionism and restricting immigration — were gaining popularity before Donald Trump became president and may outlast his tenure.

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September 19, 2018

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UN report: America’s poor becoming more destitute under Trump – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/us/america-poverty-un-report/index.html

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September 14, 2018

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Median U.S. Household Income Increased in 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/us/politics/median-us-household-income-increased-in-2017.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Median household income, an important measure of the nation’s economic health, rose in 2017 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau reported.

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August 30, 2018

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Edsall: Who’s Afraid of a White Minority?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/opinion/america-white-minority-majority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications.

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August 15, 2018

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/upshot/opioids-overdose-deaths-rising-fentanyl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

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August 15, 2018

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Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/health/lyme-disease-vaccine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.

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August 9, 2018

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The Toll of America’s Obesity

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/opinion/cost-diabetes-obesity-budget.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs.

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August 7, 2018

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The far right is at its strongest since the 1930s, and the media is helping | Owen Jones

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/03/far-right-bbc-lbc-itv-media Prominent far-right figures being given airtime on the BBC, LBC and ITV are not being properly challenged on their viewsThe far right is on the march, and it is being legitimised and enabled by parts of the mainstream media. The shambolic interview of Raheem Kassam – sidekick to Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage – […]

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August 6, 2018

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‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The rate of those 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, a new study finds, as more enter their later years in a precarious position.

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August 6, 2018

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For Wages, a Trump Slump

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/opinion/columnists/trump-real-wages-inflation-workers-economy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The official economic indicators look pretty good. The trends in hourly pay do not.

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August 5, 2018

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Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/business/apple-trillion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Apple is part of a group of giant companies that dominate the United States economy. That is good for financial markets, but not necessarily for everyone else.

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August 5, 2018

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The Great God of Depression

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/opinion/sunday/depression-william-styron.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How mental illness stopped being “a terrible dark secret.”

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July 13, 2018

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Brooks: The Quiet Death of Racial Progress

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/racism-progress-income-equality.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How can we stop backsliding toward inequality?

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July 5, 2018

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/self-harm-teenagers-cdc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

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July 3, 2018

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**Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predictedIt felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still possess an eerie capacity to recall facts […]

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July 2, 2018

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The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/opinion/disney-fox-deal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss It’s hard to believe that politics played no part.

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July 2, 2018

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Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/books/review/steven-brill-tailspin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.

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July 1, 2018

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**One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note.

One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note. https://nyti.ms/2IBQCgq

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July 1, 2018

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NYTimes: California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.

California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding. https://nyti.ms/2IyTudN

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June 30, 2018

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As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-democratic-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

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June 28, 2018

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Doctors: Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/well/is-it-getting-harder-to-care-for-poor-patients.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

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June 28, 2018

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own https://nyti.ms/2IyxHTt

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June 28, 2018

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White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/us/white-supremacist-groups-adl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There were 292 reported cases of racist or otherwise bigoted fliers and posters at colleges in nine months, the Anti-Defamation League found.

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June 21, 2018

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Police Killings Have Harmed Mental Health in Black Communities, Study Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/police-shootings-black-mental-health.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Killings of unarmed blacks were associated with measurable emotional distress among other African-Americans, researchers reported.

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June 20, 2018

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/white-minority-population.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change.

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