Category Archives: U.S. politics

Chatting with Barney Frank on campaigns

My interview with former Democratic congressman Barney Frank on the financial struggles of running for office. He showed up to a fundraiser on Cape Cod to help a former state senate candidate retire her campaign debt over the weekend: reading

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Red in a blue city: New Yorkers for Trump

New York — Although New York City is President Donald Trump’s hometown, his critics far outnumber his supporters in The Big Apple. They are there, however. Osai, a resident of the Bronx, is one of them. On March 4th, he made … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard Brazilians fear deportation

Martha’s Vineyard is known as an up-scale vacation spot for the rich and famous. The Obamas have vacationed there, as have many other elites. It’s year-round population includes the large Brazilian community. Some of have overstayed their visas illegally, and … Continue reading

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Opposing Trump in the sticks

Falmouth, Massachusetts isn’t really “the sticks,” but it’s a town of just a few thousand. While a massive protest occurred in Boston an hour away, 100 activists and residents gathered for a candlelit vigil in opposition to president Trump’s executive … Continue reading

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One ticket to DC

I spent much of the inauguration chasing down people from Cape Cod who made the 8+ hour drive to DC for the event. Some were Trump supporters, and I knew of others who came for the protests, but did not … Continue reading

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Aleppo solidarity protests come to NYC

The worldwide protests in solidarity with Aleppo, Syria have come to New York City. Some of Friday’s attendees were leftists who wanted to denounce those among their ideological comrades who support Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. I spoke to them, other … Continue reading

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Is the alt right Islamophobic?

This article is largely based on a conservation with alt right thinker Richard Spencer: a self-described ‘identitarian’ labelled by some others as a white supremacist. He supports both Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims and less US wars against Muslims countries, … Continue reading

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