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Portrait of Marie-Olympe de Gouges, painted by Alexander Kucharsky (1741-1819), private collection

The French Revolution, the Declaration, and Olympe de Gouges’s Rights of Woman By Emily Sosolik   Homme, es-tu capable d’être juste ? C’est une femme qui t’en fait la question ; tu ne lui ôteras pas moins ce droit. Dis-moi ? Qui t’a donné le souverain empire d’opprimer mon sexe ? Ta force ? Tes […]

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US Supreme Court building, Washington, DC

Writing for Mother Jones, Hannah Levintova discusses the newest abortion-rights-related law to find its way to the US Supreme Court: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. Levintova describes the premise: In this case, the justices are expected to focus on two of [recent Texas abortion law HB2]’s most onerous requirements: that abortions be performed in ambulatory surgical centers, hospital-like […]

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This week, I’m reading Eric Segall’s article in Slate.com about Richard Posner, a well-known and widely-published judge on the United States Court of Appeals. Judge Posner was appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan, and certainly isn’t lacking in conservative bona fides. That said, Segall points to three recent arguments on behalf of conservative causes that […]

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Much has been written and discussed following the Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing the chain Hobby Lobby to opt out of providing contraceptives to its employees. Hobby Lobby, through its owners, claimed that the contraceptive mandate infringed on their religious freedom. The Court agreed, and critics have since been lamenting the decision as an insult to […]

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On my last trip down south I was gifted Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. I must admit I began reading with hesitation and scrutiny, confident that this anti-choice, Southern Baptist, ex-President could not possibly be critiquing the role of religion in the oppression of and overall inequality of […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

On my last trip down south I was gifted Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. I must admit I began reading with hesitation and scrutiny, confident that this anti-choice, Southern Baptist, ex-President could not possibly be critiquing the role of religion in the oppression of and overall inequality of […]

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May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

On my last trip down south I was gifted Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. I must admit I began reading with hesitation and scrutiny, confident that this anti-choice, Southern Baptist, ex-President could not possibly be critiquing the role of religion in the oppression of and overall inequality of […]

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May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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On my last trip down south I was gifted Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. I must admit I began reading with hesitation and scrutiny, confident that this anti-choice, Southern Baptist, ex-President could not possibly be critiquing the role of religion in the oppression of and overall inequality of […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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