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A protester raises a fist in New York’s Washington Square Park during a June 2, 2020 demonstration. Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

Where are the African American leaders?

Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020. Madel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Claims of ideological bias among the media may be overblown

Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
Withe the impeachment vote passing the House of Representatives, Donald Trump will now face a trial in the Senate. AAP/EPA/Michael Reynolds

Donald Trump has become the third president in US history to be impeached. He’s unlikely to be convicted

In the Trump era, one crisis – even one as grave as impeachment – is simply replaced by another. In more tranquil times such crises may spell the end of a presidency – but not so in the age of Trump.
To some, White House aide Jennifer Williams and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman are impartial truth-tellers; to others, they are power-hungry bureaucrats. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

In impeachment spotlight, dueling views of professionalism appear

Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Revenge porn is sexual violence, not millennial negligence

Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.

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