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Category Archives: Media & Culture

Spokesman-Review to ditch endorsements after furious backlash to pro-Trump editorial

Excerpt: Spokane's daily newspaper will stop publishing unsigned editorials and candidate endorsements after its publisher's exhortation to vote for Donald Trump was poorly received.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Some takeaways from the final presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Excerpt: This debate was seen by many as a return to civility, but Trump was still full of lies, conspiracy theories and nonsensical claims.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Dori Monson indefinitely suspended by Seahawks, KIRO after transphobic tweet

Excerpt: The right wing talk show host is off the air and no longer has a show, at least as of October 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: Brian Stelter’s “Hoax” offers a fresh look at how Fox corrodes democracy

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's review of a 2020 book examining the destructive influence of Rupert Murdoch's right wing cable channel, in the tradition of Outfoxed, The Republican Noise Machine, and Murdoch's World.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Instructive bad reading, Part IV: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Fourth installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
Other Categories:Series & Special Reports, Views & Reviews
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Instructive bad reading, Part III: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Third installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Instructive bad reading, Part II: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Second installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Instructive bad reading, Part I: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: First installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Netroots Nation featured panel discusses the Biden-Harris strategy for progressive victory

Excerpt: Staffers from Joe Biden's presidential campaign laid out the case for why progressive organizations and activists should invest in building a relationship with the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joel Connelly retires from the P‑I; will join NPI’s Cascadia Advocate as a contributor

Excerpt: After nearly half a century of service to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and its online successor, seattlepi.com, the legendary journalist and columnist has retired. He'll join NPI as a contributor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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