Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Washington DC isn’t a state. Why not?

July 31, 2020

Despite America’s founding principles, politics perpetuates taxation without representation in the United States. Kimberly Mas and Madeline Marshall explore why Washington DC is not a state in this Vox video.

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New York City: Empire in Decline?

July 30, 2020

 

Even before the rich fled New York City during the pandemic, native New Yorker Mara Gay asked if the Big Apple has run out of big ideas. A New York Times video Op-Ed.

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Why U.S. Policemen Look Like Soldiers

July 29, 2020

Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to political protests? Where did they get them? A Vox video by Madeline Marshall, Adam Freelander, and Dion Lee.

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The Bible-ish Belief Behind Trump’s Foreign Policy

July 28, 2020

Evangelical Christian Zionists, once a religious right fringe group, are now influencing Republican politics and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Under Mike Pompeo, Quasi-Biblical prophecy has become State Department doctrine. A Vox video by Danush Parvaneh and Liz Scheltens.

More:

“The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Beliefs and Policy,” New York Times

“Pompeo Aligns U.S. Foreign Policy With Christian Zionists,” Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

“The Evangelicals Who Pray for War With Iran,” Sarah Posner, The New Republic

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How Modern Policing Developed

July 23, 2020

Lewis Waller argues that the modern police force is rooted in Jeremy Bentham’s views on crime and deterrence, and the means of the powerful to protect themselves and their property.

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The Iguana King

July 22, 2020

“The Iguana King,” an Atlantic video.

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The Art of Binding at the GPO

July 10, 2020

In the age of online documents it’s now called the Government Publishing Office, but many still think of the GPO as the Government Printing Office (founded 1861). The GPO publishes and prints the workaday documents of the federal government, but its hand binders still edge-marble some publications. A CQ Roll Call video.

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How the British royal family makes money

July 9, 2020

“How the British royal family makes money,” a Vox video explainer by Laura Bult.

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Room for dessert?

July 7, 2020

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“Why you always seem to have room for dessert,” Madeline Marshall, Vox

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Treasures in the Trash

July 6, 2020

“Treasures in the Trash,” a short film by Nicolas Heller featuring former sanitation worker Nelson Molina, who now maintains a New York City trash museum.

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