To the Left

Public school curriculum is determined by state and local authorities. Each state has the power to pick and choose the information it feeds to its children.
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A rule of thumb for nuclear war

Pressing Restart

Look toward the horizon. Close one eye. Stick out your arm and hold your thumb over the mushroom cloud looming in the distance. If the cloud is bigger than your thumb, run. Run as fast as you can. This “rule of thumb” has been circulated online as an underground survival
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Their happiness is not my happiness

Love Letter to Nobody in Particular

Dear Al Gore, I hate my best friend’s boyfriend, too. I know that hate is a strong word, and that everyone is free to love whomever they wish, and that I’m just lashing out because I’m hangry, but it’s true. If I had the ability to Command-A then delete his
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What a Bolshevik taught me about hookup culture

By the week before spring break, it had become apparent that my recent fling with a tall and charming older friend had reached a quiet end.   There was no formal discussion of this fact. I didn’t expect there to be; to have addressed that something had existed and then
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Speaking freely, demanding revolution

“I think the FSM expressed the general feeling that students wanted to be treated as adults and citizens,” Bob Avakian, a student at UC Berkeley in the 1960s, explains in his memoir. His book, titled “From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist,” chronicles
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