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How the American government is trying to control what you think

These are just some recent examples of the executive branch using our tax dollars to shape our opinions. Unlike the National Security Agency’s personal data collection or the overuse of “secret” stamps to withhold information, this government-produced propaganda receives almost no attention. But that doesn’t mean this “third dimension” of government information is not a problem. America becomes less democratic when the $3 trillion executive branch uses its resources to tilt the debate in its favor.

Of course, a democratic government has an obligation to inform and be transparent. Citizens need to know the government’s policies and plans. We have a right to know which companies receive government contracts, how to collect insurance benefits and social security payments and what public school educational reform will look like. But too often, the government uses its information machinery to do more than simply inform us about a policy. Sometimes, it tries to

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American Shame


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On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions. Only in recent years has interest in shame extended beyond a focus on the subjective experience of this emotion and its psychological effects. The essays collected here consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming practices enforce conformity and group coherence. Addressing abortion, mental illness, suicide, immigration, and body image among other issues, this volume calls attention to the ways shaming practices create and police social boundaries; how shaming speech is endorsed, judged, or challenged by various groups; and the distinct ways that shame is encoded and embodied in a nation that prides itself on individualism, diversity, and exceptionalism. Examining

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How American Politics Became So Ineffective

It’s 2020, four years from now. The campaign is under way to succeed the president, who is retiring after a single wretched term. Voters are angrier than ever—at politicians, at compromisers, at the establishment. Congress and the White House seem incapable of working together on anything, even when their interests align. With lawmaking at a standstill, the president’s use of executive orders and regulatory discretion has reached a level that Congress views as dictatorial—not that Congress can do anything about it, except file lawsuits that the divided Supreme Court, its three vacancies unfilled, has been unable to resolve.

On Capitol Hill, Speaker Paul Ryan resigned after proving unable to pass a budget, or much else. The House burned through two more speakers and one “acting” speaker, a job invented following four speakerless

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American Society for Indexing

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The ASI Board has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference, which was scheduled for April 23-25, 2020, in Raleigh. Even as you read this, we are working on rescheduling the conference in Raleigh for a similar time in 2021. In our board discussion, we considered the current status of the COVID-19 issue, […]





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ASI’s annual conference is just around the corner, it’s

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An American Body Politic – Image Journal

In recent months several of us have quipped that the drama surrounding the Trump campaign and presidency would make for a great plotline on the FX drama, The Americans. A show about Russian spies living in D.C. during the Cold War easily brings to mind our present-day episode of America-Russia relations.

If you watched the most recent season, you might have found your imagination wandering from the fictional Jennings family to America’s stranger-than-fiction reality. You might have had odd thoughts, like: I wonder if that’s really Rob Goldstone’s hair? And then: Tabloid journalist? Or Russian spy completing the Hail Mary of espionage assignments?

Who can know anymore?

Joe Weisberg says his show is less about international relations and more about a marriage. I suspect this is only partly true. Watching Season 5, I realized that The Americans intimates something fundamental to national identities through its particular marital scope: Crucial

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How Latinos are transforming American politics

With America’s Latino electorate projected to potentially double by 2030, Democratic and Republican strategists alike are grappling with what America’s changing demographics mean for their party’s future. 

In the last year, congressional Republican leaders flirted with passing immigration reform to improve their standing with Latinos only to back away after meeting fierce resistance from their base. On the other side, Democrats are still struggling with how far they’re willing to go to on the issue. President Obama recently outraged Latino groups by delaying a promised overhaul of deportation procedures amid complaints from Democrats in conservative states that dramatic action could drag down their campaigns.

Few people have studied this phenomenon as closely as political scientist Matt Barreto, who co-founded the influential polling firm Latino Decisions with fellow academic Gary Segura. In a new book, ”Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation,”

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3/18/20 Breitbart: “Ann Coulter: Cheap TVs, Expensive Flu”
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/ann-coulter-cheap-tvs-expensive-flu/

3/13/20 The Atlantic: “The Other Problematic Outbreak: As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so too does racism”
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-covid19-xenophobia-racism/607816/

3/12/20 KERA: “‘A Spike In Prejudice’: DFW Asian-Americans Share Stories Of Racism As Coronavirus Rolls In”
https://www.keranews.org/post/spike-prejudice-dfw-asian-americans-share-stories-racism-coronavirus-rolls?fbclid=IwAR0pHedeo2sCjRN9aztPRE9GT9YybUJ55f-xXNv7aX9OQYdx8gzzoSLdPfk

3/8/20 Wall Street Journal: “Feds Sound Alarm Over Claims of Asian Discrimination in Schools:
Education Department notes increase in reports concerning harassment directed at Asian-Americans, unfairly tying them to coronavirus”
The U.S. Department of Education is urging school officials nationwide to address allegations that Asian students have been discriminated against over fears of the coronavirus, telling them that they are required to address such incidents under

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American Rose Society

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Society – 189 Photos & 142 Reviews – American (Traditional) – 1419 E 15th St, Cherry Street, Tulsa, OK – Restaurant Reviews – Phone Number – Menu

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1419 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK 74120


(918) 392-7667


This vegan and vegan sweetie went to society burgers for a pregame snack. We both ordered the impossible Burgers vegan style and a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette. And of course two beers.

The side salads were nicely green with croutons in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. The burgers came out with double patties, vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Brooke took great care of us with her attentive service.

This is the best impossible Burger in Tulsa.


Had lunch there! Was very good!!
My friend and i split the Cream cheese burger and the pimento cheese and bacon hot dip ( was wonderful!) .. had plently left over also!
It’s kinda loud in there but over all nice place, i will go back!!


Review based off of drinks.

Their cocktail menu leaves much left to be desired

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