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politics & society | Feb 11th, 2020

Acclaimed Artist and Activist Molly Crabapple Interviewed on NPR's Democracy Now

On the latest Democracy Now, Molly Crabapple sat down with Amy Goodman and Juan González to discuss her time on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders, the Electoral College system and the Democratic primaries—and how she is using her art and activism to fight for change.  “I was doing these... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 23rd, 2020

Forbes CCO Randall Lane Organizes the Magazine’s First Under 30 Voter Survey

The Forbes Under 30 Voter Survey, powered by Zogby, polled 1,014 young American voters on the upcoming election—revealing somewhat unexpected results. Chief Content Officer Randall Lane weighs in on the younger generation’s attitude towards the presidential race.  Though Bernie Sanders remains... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 13th, 2020

NYU's Jay Van Bavel Explores How Tribalism is Increasing Hypocracy in Politics

Hypocrisy in politics is not, by any means, a new concept. But it does seem to be escalating—especially in an Internet age, where every tweet and video clip can be captured and circulated indefinitely. As the 2020 election approaches, NYU’s Associate Professor of Psychology Jay Van Bavel explores... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 8th, 2020

When Fear Replaces Trust: John Ibbitson Reflects on the Uncertainty of Iran for The Globe and Mail

In the not-so-distant past, citizens have rallied around their president in moments of terror and distress. The crisis in Iran feels different. Taking place in the shadow of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the current political moment is inspiring more fear than faith. Globe and Mail alum John... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 3rd, 2020

“Trumpism is a Threat to the World”: Diane Francis Considers the President’s Re-Election in the Financial Post

President Trump has already slandered congress, discredited the Ukraine allegations, and is pushing for his impeachment trial to be proclaimed as fraud—without hearing from a single witness. Does anyone think his behavior will change upon re-election? Diane Francis predicts it will worsen in her... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Dec 19th, 2019

Unfollow Author and Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Megan Phelps-Roper Profiled in The Cut

“I think for some people who leave Westboro, losing that sense of specialness feels like you’ve lost something really valuable and important. I had the opposite experience,” former Westboro Baptist Church member and author of Unfollow Megan Phelps-Roper tells The Cut. “I was so grateful to know... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Dec 12th, 2019

Media Mogul and Religious Scholar Reza Aslan Featured in L.A. Weekly’s ‘People 2019’ Issue

Is there anything Reza Aslan can’t do? The Harvard-educated religious scholar has published numerous books and screenplays, is adapting his New York Times bestseller Zealot into a feature film, and executive produces the new Chuck Lorre comedy on CBS. Combine that with his hilarious podcast with... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Dec 12th, 2019

Garrett Graff Reveals How Fox News Became a Threat to National Security for WIRED

Fox News’ reporting is growing more and more dangerous, says WIRED contributor Garrett Graff. For the latest issue of the tech magazine, Graff looks into Fox’s propagandizing influence on the upcoming election.  Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found no political bias in the 2... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Dec 10th, 2019

Derek Thompson Reveals How Age Became the Democractic Party’s Most Important Fault Line

Age no longer merely divides Republicans and Democrats. In today’s political tapestry, there exists a third party—the young leftists—who veer sharply away from both platforms. In his latest for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson dives deep into the progressive movement happening throughout the current... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 27th, 2019

Millennials and the Gig Economy: The Angus Reid Institute’s Shachi Kurl Weighs in on BNN Bloomberg

Over 40% of Canadian millennials have participated in “the gig economy” in the past five years, states a study by the Angus Reid Institute. Executive Director of the Institute Shachi Kurl stopped by BNN Bloomberg to discuss the findings.  “People who participate in gig economy, [...] stringing... Continue Reading →
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