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Meet the New Class Traitors Who are Coming Out as Rich

Meet the New Class Traitors Who are Coming Out as Rich

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with the GuardianFor many, talking about money, especially their own, is a social taboo. But now wealthy progressives are opening up about a system that is skewed in their favor

If We Don't Focus On Why People Overeat, We Will Never Solve Obesity

If We Don't Focus On Why People Overeat, We Will Never Solve Obesity

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with the GuardianEmotional, physical or sexual abuse can lie at root of weight problems in later life and, unless targeted, taxes on food types will be cruel to those who self-medicate

My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

Alison Stine

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Co-published with The GuardianIn a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water.

America's Local Newspapers Might be Broke - But They're More Vital than Ever

America's Local Newspapers Might be Broke - But They're More Vital than Ever

Kathleen McLaughlin

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Co-published with The GuardianLocal journalism is doing great work across the country while fighting cutbacks and tight budgets. But we need people to stop expecting news to be free.

Our New TV Antiheroes Don’t Want to Fall Out of the Middle Class

Our New TV Antiheroes Don’t Want to Fall Out of the Middle Class

Alissa Quart 

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Co-published with The GuardianShows like Ozark, Billions and Empire are a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.

Oklahoma Isn't working. Can Anyone Fix this Failing American State?

Oklahoma Isn't working. Can Anyone Fix this Failing American State?

Russell Cobb

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Co-published with The GuardianPoverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans?

Why Social Capital Could Be the Key to Solving America’s Overdose Epidemic

Why Social Capital Could Be the Key to Solving America’s Overdose Epidemic

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with The GuardianResearchers are exploring how community, connection and trust could help protect society’s most vulnerable.

Automation Is a Real Threat. How Can We Slow Down the March of the Cyborgs?

Automation Is a Real Threat. How Can We Slow Down the March of the Cyborgs?

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianInstead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Joseph Williams

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Co-published with QuartzMy odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.

How Can We Teach Our Kids About Class?

How Can We Teach Our Kids About Class?

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianWealth and class are difficult topics to discuss – but as children grapple with inequality, it’s our job to address it.

In This Teen Book Club, “The Outsiders” Leads to Talk of Boys and ICE

In This Teen Book Club, “The Outsiders” Leads to Talk of Boys and ICE

Donnell Alexander

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Co-published with BrightThe political divide between these conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation and a shared love of literature.

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with The GuardianIf an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?

Working-Class Women are Too Busy for Gender Theory – But They're Still Feminists

Working-Class Women are Too Busy for Gender Theory – But They're Still Feminists

Sarah Smarsh

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Co-published with The GuardianYou won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.

Why A Lot of Americans Resent the Cultured ‘New York City Elite’

Why A Lot of Americans Resent the Cultured ‘New York City Elite’

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianThe big city ‘elites’ drink almond milk, eat organic food – and they’re emblematic of a deep cultural divide experienced by the voters who feel left behind.

These Women Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison

These Women Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison

Danielle Wolffe

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Co-published with The NationThe number of women serving life sentences is growing more quickly than that of men. Read the stories of women who were sentenced to life in prison without parole when they were teenagers. 

 

Faking 'Wokeness': How Advertising Targets Millennial Liberals for Profit

Faking 'Wokeness': How Advertising Targets Millennial Liberals for Profit

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianBanking on a coveted demographic that is increasingly in the bluest cities, brands are ‘trying to make their toilet paper save the world’.

In Montana, Land Transfer Threatens the American Rancher's Way of Life

In Montana, Land Transfer Threatens the American Rancher's Way of Life

Elliott Woods

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Co-published with The Guardian and Mountain Outlaw MagazineRanchers in the west have been struggling for decades. Now a new threat looms: public land might be taken away from them

Air Rage: Why Does Flying Make Us so Angry? Science Says it's About Class

Air Rage: Why Does Flying Make Us so Angry? Science Says it's About Class

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with The GuardianRise in acts of plane-related violence shed light on something bigger: modern air travel is a perfect example of a situation in which human status is highly visible.