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Political nostalgia is always a lie, and a potent weapon

This post is part of Mashable's You're Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time. When nostalgia pays a visit, it knows exactly what to whisper into your ear.  The emotion might well up because you randomly

The Trump administration is hellbent on erasing the reality of people’s lives

Donald Trump's authoritarian leanings are on full display nearly every day in his grandiose, paranoid tweets. The president's anti-democratic impulses are one thing to behold — they often feel like an anomalous attack on America's key norms and institutions.  But make no mistake: A similar strain of autocratic thinking has popped

Watch Barack Obama and John Lewis talk about Martin Luther King’s legacy

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., a day of remembrance and of reflection about King's impact.  And that includes this powerful, heartfelt discussion between Barack Obama, the nation's first African-American president, and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) who is himself an important

How Oprah’s Golden Globe award and powerful speech made history

There's a reason why, throughout the Golden Globes, stars have been whispering her name like a prayer: Oprah.  The queen's acceptance speech for the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille award (essentially a lifetime achievement award) at the Golden Globes Sunday night was a rallying cry for the disenfranchised

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