National Politics

Municipal Broadband: Urban Savior or Gentrification’s Wrecking Ball?

Posted May 3, 2018 by Julianne Tveten

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) While municipal-broadband initiatives and digital-friendly promotional campaigns project a narrative of progressive growth, the repercussions for disenfranchised communities often go overlooked. In March, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a motion
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Trump Ponders a Pardon for Jack Johnson

Posted April 26, 2018 by Ralph E. Stone

So Trump is pondering pardoning Jack Johnson,  nicknamed the Galveston Giant, the controversial boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). I’m not sure Trump even knew who Jack
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