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Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Toward an Economic Democracy

    by Christopher Mackin

    Why the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to reshape the relationship between workers and their employers.



  • This Is Just the Beginning

    by Yascha Mounk

    If we commit to strict social distancing now, we can radically curtail the number of new cases and buy time—time to put in place the measures we need to contain the pandemic in a less economically destructive way.



  • The Power of Purell Compels You!

    The Purellification of America is about sanitation, but it is really about sanity. Fear, control, and the fear that we have no control.



  • ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes

    Online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals spewing racist, misogynistic or vulgar content. Experts say professors using Zoom should familiarize themselves with the program's settings.



  • Maurice Berger (1957–2020)

    Critic, curator, and cultural historian Maurice Berger, whose work examined the role of race in visual culture, has died of complications related to the novel coronavirus.