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News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

How advertising shaped Thanksgiving as we know it

(Credit: Kimberly Hall via Shutterstock) I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving — the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my family, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Some foods, like turk...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

The GOP’s tax cut bonanza is a major attack on Medicare

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. left, and director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney arrive for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. () (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Do you trust...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

Lara Trump is building a propaganda empire on Facebook

Lara Trump (Credit: Getty/Saul Loeb) Given the numerous and frequent ways in which President Donald Trump runs over political norms and traditions, it becomes easy to forget some of the more outrageous ways in which he does so. One particularly sali...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

Democrats should commit to an all-women ticket in 2020

Kamala Harris (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes) The Democratic Party should embrace an all-female ticket and a platform centered around health care, income equality, diplomacy, humility and human rights—right now. Should the best man win? That is no...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

Will Puerto Ricans return home after Hurricane María?

The remnants of a destroyed home stand more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island on October 6, 2017. (Credit: Getty/Mario Tama) Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State a...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

After a psychotic break, what’s the new normal?

Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love by Zack McDermott (Credit: Little, Brown and Company/KevinCarlin) To most of the world, Zack McDermott was a dedicated, 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender. But to Zack, he was the star...

News / Salon - 3 weeks ago

I’m learning how to grieve like a Gen-Xer

(Credit: Getty/PeopleImages) “Do you think you’re feeling survivor’s guilt?” my therapist asked a few days ago. “Of course I am,” I’d said. I’ve known a lot of death. And as any of us who somehow manag...