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Fourth of July Fireworks: What Exactly Are We Celebrating?

Every July, Americans set off fireworks, but this year it all feels different. What if we were less flash and more focus? What changes might come?

Billy Hafferty
July 6, 2020
Politics
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{Stranger Than Fiction} — Script Revisions for 2020: The Movie

With a brand new set of revisions, it’s back to the drawing board for the Writers’ Room of this seasons hottest political thriller.

Josh Bard
July 1, 2020
Politics, Prompts
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MAD LIBerals: An Email to Your Politically/Socially Conscious Friends

Dear high school acquaintance. We may share a lot of [NOUN] about politics, but your [ADJECTIVE] expectations turn me into a very MAD LIBeral.

Zach Straus
June 23, 2020
Politics
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Paradoxical Osmosis: Overcoming It, Before it Undercuts Us… Even More.

As an activist, how do you ensure that your advocacy doesn’t wind up creating the same feeling of oppression you’re trying to upend?

Anthony Rogers-Wright
June 1, 2020
Politics, Prompts
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FAQ About the Food and Drug Administration’s New Microfiction Contest

Drugs used to need to satisfy some of the strictest medicinal criteria to earn FDA approval. These days? A good narrative is all you need.

Jesse Stone
May 26, 2020
Politics, Pop Culture, Science
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Trump’s COVID-19 Press Conference: Sea Monkeys and Other Treatments That Are Definitely Very Scientific

Tuning into Trump’s COVID-19 press conferences, you may get some new ideas on how to stop the disease. Are they helpful? Absolutely not.

Jesse Stone
April 28, 2020
Politics
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Joe Biden Cares About Black Votes. Black Lives? Not So Much.

Black voters saved Joe Biden’s nomination. Now, with Bernie Sanders exiting the race for the Democratic nomination, we must ask: Can Black people trust him?

Anthony Rogers-Wright
April 9, 2020
Politics
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Trump Declares Hot Dog a Sandwich

Thomas Viehe tells the tale of a man so drunk with power, he holds nothing sacred.

Thomas Viehe
February 26, 2020
Politics, Pop Culture
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{Interview} for a Date: Presidential Tinder Bios (and Whether I’d Swipe Right)

If presidents had Tinder bios, how would they describe themselves? And more importantly, which POTUSes would get you to swipe right?

Erin Vail
February 17, 2020
Politics
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