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Category Archives: Media & Culture

Journalist and columnist Joel Connelly to retire from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Excerpt: At the end of June 2020, Heart's longest-serving Seattle employee will retire after a distinguished career.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Eleventh 2020 Democratic debate was defined by the coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met in a CNN studio to discuss the ongoing coronavirus crisis and what they would do to respond to it.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to debate one-on-one in Washington, D.C. studio

Excerpt: The former Vice President and the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont will meet amidst a global pandemic and in the aftermath of Super Tuesday and Super Tuesday II.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Book Review: The Case Against Free Speech centers actual power over abstract principle

Excerpt: Read NPI Literary Advocate David Johnson's review of P.E. Moskowitz's provocatively titled book about the First Amendment, fascism, and the future of dissent.
Written by:David A Johnson
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The tenth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate was chaotic and messy

Excerpt: Angry exchanges, incompetent moderation, and a partisan crowd helped make the debate in the run-up to South Carolina's primary vote inconclusive.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Documentary Review: “Race to Nowhere” may be ten years old, but it has aged well

Excerpt: Vicki Abeles created this documentary film to bring attention to some of the problems with the American education system.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Iowa 2020 Democratic presidential debate recap: How did the six candidates fare?

Excerpt: The debate was the last before Democratic voters caucus in Iowa, and the candidates appearing onstage in Des Moines were determined to showcase their electability.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The well known billionaire and former Mayor of New York has poured millions of dollars of his own money into buying television ads, shunning retail politics.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Documentary Reviews: “Guest House”, “John Mendez: The Bridge”, and “Faith in Action”

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of the three films featured at the October 4th Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, concerning homelessness and rejoining society after incarceration.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Watch the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate tonight!

Excerpt: Twelve Democratic candidates will face each other in Ohio tonight, three weeks after Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government, Party Politics
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Documentary Review: “Raise Hell” is a fun and inspiring portrait of journalist Molly Ivins

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of the 2019 documentary film that tells the story of Texas' best known columnist and advocacy journalist.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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ThinkProgress to power down, lose staff after Center for American Progress fails to sell it

Excerpt: We're losing another newsroom at a time when we need more journalism, not less. Read NPI's founder's response to the demise of a once-leading progressive source of news and analysis.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: Juan Williams’ book reminds us there’s more to lose from the Trump regime

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump's War on Civil Rights," by Fox personality Juan Williams.
Written by:David A Johnson
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