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Designing the Curriculum for an Awesome High School Film Class: Part One

An old friend of mine who teaches at a public high school in Minnesota just got word that he’s inherited a 12-week elective course on film, and he’s reached out to me, asking if I might help him design the curriculum. All that he’s been given to work with thus far is a list of […]

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A racist Donald Trump tells four freshman Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they come from. Three of the four, however, were born in the United States.

This morning, President Donald Trump posted a series of racist tweets directed at freshman Democratic Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who have collectively become known as “the squad.” In his online tirade against the progressive lawmakers, several of whom have called for […]

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Can we at least agree on this much?

I know we don’t agree on much, but I’d like to think that most of us can at least agree on the following two points. 1. Leaving aside to what extent it helped Donald Trump, or whether or not members of the Trump campaign encouraged its happening, I’d like to think that we can all […]

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Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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While we were all yelling about Trump’s fucking wall, it was established that Paul Manafort funneled internal Trump campaign polling data to the Russians, likely to assist in their anti-Clinton disinformation campaign

I know I should probably be talking about Trump’s ridiculous speech from the Oval Office last night, and how, surrounded by the deplorable misfits that remain his administration, he moved effortlessly from talking about his boundless love for all people to reciting a list of Americans beheaded and beaten to death by hammer-wielding Mexicans, and […]

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