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Students protesting on the streets about climate change, demanding action here and now, and the responses they have provoked, have given a bracing shock to the education system, for so long stifled in the grip of neoliberalism. A grip that has reduced education to an exercise in management and technical practice, focused obsessively on performance […]

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Tips for finding your place in poetic circles, building a community, and (eventually) getting published. My professors never told me to join Twitter; for that matter, they couldn’t name many of the literary journals making waves online. I don’t want to diminish those professors’ impact on my growth as a writer, or the value of […]

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A rural temple in South India, painted stone as deity. If you hear the rising roar of faith, it is election-time in India. Belief in God is stronger than any political belief. Faith rushes to fill ideological vacuum and goes on to cleanse politics of its residual ideological content. Religious fervour, injected into a poll […]

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists accuses Trump’s Interior Department of “relentless attacks on science ranging from suppressing and sidelining the work of the department’s scientists to systematically refusing to act on climate change.” To put it mildly, this is concerning. The Union of Concerned Scientists is an advocacy group whose words […]

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St. Luke’s in Houston Replaces Heart Transplant Surgical Director After Program Loses Medicare Funding

October 19, 2018           |                                       

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced Friday that it has hired two new cardiac surgeons to lead its embattled heart transplant program as it works to regain Medicare certification. The surgeons, Dr. Kenneth Liao and Dr. Alexis Shafii, will together take over leadership posts previously held by Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, the heart program’s surgical director […]

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Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are set to begin on Tuesday. For upcoming events, see accuracy.org/calendar. MARJORIE COHN,  marjorielegal at gmail.com, @marjoriecohnCohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and recently wrote the piece “Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power” for Truthout. She said today: The Constitution gives […]

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Filmmaker Natalia Almada discusses the complicated structures of the film business, and the importance of trusting your instincts when starting something new. As a filmmaker, why do you think it’s important to develop a triangular relationship between the filmmaker, the camera, and the subject? It’s important because the alternative is when you only focus on […]

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