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Roundup

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.




  • Sanctions Are Inhumane—Now, and Always

    by Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana

    In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.



  • Women Also Know Washington

    by Lindsay Chervinsky

    The last decade has witnessed a noticeable uptick of works on Washington authored by women, with more to come in the pipeline.



  • Donald Trump Plays His Blame Game

    by Allan Lichtman

    Now Trump is setting up every American for an entirely new blame game with his misguided notion that we should return to normal by Easter.



  • Babe Ruth's New York @ 100

    by Jonathan Goldman

    When Babe Ruth started hitting home runs, the US started to change.



  • Notes From the New Normal

    by Jamie Stiehm

    America is not immune to the world. We're all connected in "a single garment of destiny," as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote.



  • We’ve Never Been Here Before

    by Adam Tooze

    There are historical analogies to this kind of collective shutdown, but they are not attractive.



  • Hospice of the Creative Class

    by Alex Sayf Cummings

    No event has so starkly revealed the brutal inequalities of contemporary capitalism as the coronavirus pandemic.



  • It Doesn’t Have to Be a War

    by Tim Barker

    The Trump administration appears ready to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed manufacture of essential goods like face masks. What if we didn’t have to resort to the analog of war?



  • Letters from an American: March 21, 2020

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    Recent stories suggest that those currently in power feel it is their right, and maybe their duty, to run the country in their own interest, ignoring-- or suppressing-- dissent.