First lady Melania Trump, Queen Rania of Jordan and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talk with students at the Excel Academy Public Charter School last April. Principal Dana Bogle, on left.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a 'shining example.' A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
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The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.
Baking offers some interesting insights into the state of the modern world.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Melania Trump allegedly plagiarised a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008.
Plagiarism in public life is an ugly slight upon the intelligence and the trust of an audience.