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Entries by Ian Reifowitz from 06/2012

Obama's America: Transcending Whiteness

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices

For the first time in our history, more than half the babies being born in the United States are non-white. This milestone signals a new chapter in the centuries-long struggle over who is included in what we call "the American people."

New Evidence That (Still) Won't Convince Birthers

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Not all conservatives are birthers or even engage in exclusionary rhetoric. Nevertheless, exclusionism is without question one of the key strategies motivating contemporary conservatism.

Obama's America: Immigration and Who's an American

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

President Obama's statement reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law shows him doing something he does constantly: define America and our national identity in an ethnically inclusive way.

So You Think The Poor Deserve Their Poverty

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Many of those on the right think that, as a rule, people are poor because they deserve to be, because they haven't "worked hard" or some other such reason. You know these people, the ones who talk about being a "maker not a taker."

Health Care: The Debate Answer That WINS the Election

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

How can it be, Governor Romney, that the health care plan you signed into law was good for Massachusetts but not good for the country? Do people in Massachusetts get a different kind of cancer?