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Are the Olympics Anti-Democracy?

Can the Olympics and democracy co-exist?

It’s a question being asked again this summer after Beijing won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beyond the fact that the International …


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The Christian Roots of Modern Environmentalism

Like only a handful of presidents, Theodore Roosevelt lives in our memory and popular culture. He is the bespectacled face gazing from Mount Rushmore, the namesake for the teddy bear, …


A vacant home without running water on Seyburn Street.  Detroit MI, 2015

Behind Detroit’s Grim Blue Graffiti

All over Detroit, Karah Shaffer has taken photos of houses with the phrases “w/o,” “w/cut,” and “w/off,” indicating in telltale blue spray paint that water had been cut off. These …