““Our minds work in particular ways that make us all receptive to conspiracy thinking,” says Rob Brotherton, a psychologist and the author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories. “
“The coronavirus found, exploited, and widened every inequity that the U.S. had to offer.”
“He, as much as anyone in our history, brought this country a little bit closer to our highest ideals.”
“Twenty-five years after his death, the painter who gave us ‘happy little trees’ is more ubiquitous than ever.”
Estimates say that 30 years ago under Nicolae Ceaușescu’s regime in Romania, 170,000 babies, children, and teens lived in “child gulags” often in filthy, horrific conditions. Deprived of loving care of any kind, those that lived were often under-developed physically and mentally, finding it hard or impossible to form attachments with other people. This is the story of one man who survived and was adopted by a family in America.
“American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase.”
“Black men and women are still dying across the country. The power that is American policing has conceded nothing.” Wesley Lowery writes about what he’s learned about police violence, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the breaking point we’ve reached.
“Businesses are reopening. Protests are erupting nationwide. But the virus isn’t done with us.”
“Either there is something superior or inferior about the races, something dangerous and deathly about black people, and black people are the American nightmare; or there is something wrong with society, something dangerous and deathly about racist policy, and black people are experiencing the American nightmare.” One is a racist myth; the other, antiracist truth.