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Category Archives: Media & Culture

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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Don’t want our public discourse dominated by the right wing? Then don’t use their language

Excerpt: Words matter. Words mean things. Words are like flags for ideas. That's why an alliance of women's rights organizations is asking the BBC to stop using loaded language in its reporting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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