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AOC & Yoho

Representative Ocasio-Cortez, best known as “AOC”, was called disgusting, crazy and dangerous by Representative Yoho. He was apparently upset because she expressed agreement with the plausible claim that poverty is linked to crime rates in New York City.  As Yoho walked away from AOC, he was overheard calling her a “fucking bitch.” I am not [More]

Why big protests aren’t a good measure of popular power

The recent wave of protests of the Black Lives Matters movement in the United States and around the world has opened up a space of political possibility for proposals, like disbanding abusive police departments, which seemed radical and utopian only weeks earlier. In the broad sweep of history, a similar process has been seen time […] The post Why big protests aren’t a good measure of popular power appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesThe history of Canada DayWhy talk about bad actors versus good people misses the problem of systemic racismWhy global crises are political, not scientific, [More]

Space for Concern: Trump’s Executive Order on Space Resources

Among the bevy of executive actions undertaken by President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 crisis is, of all things, an executive order (issued on 6 April 2020) promoting the development of space resources, which states in part that: Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer […] The post Space for Concern: Trump’s Executive Order on Space Resources appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesEarth Day at 50: conservation, spirituality, and climate change [podcast]Lessons learnt from Coronavirus and global environmental challengesHow a pandemic could save the [More]

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