American society

Op-Ed: The Right-Wing Mindset of Today’s Conspiracy Theory Goes Back to the John Birch Society

If you are looking for the roots of the current bizarre conspiracy and anger-driven politics, you have to look beyond Donald Trump’s presidency or even the rise of social media or talk radio – back to accusers, arsonists, rhetoric far-fetched John Birch Society in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s starting …

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Mustang Bio announces targeted CAR T data for the MB-106 CD20

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 7, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (NASDAQ: MBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs into therapies cells and genes in potential cures for hematologic cancers, solid tumors and rare genetic diseases, today announced that interim phase 1/2 data on MB-106, …

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What should a principled conservative do about Trump? (with Mona Charen)

For decades, Mona Charen has been one of the foremost right-wing political writers and commentators. A speechwriter for Republican luminaries such as Nancy Reagan and Jack Kemp, she has worked at the Reagan White House and has been writing a national column since 1987. Believes Donald Trump has “totally discredited” …

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How Racism Early in Life Can Affect Long-Term Health

The scientific evidence is crystal clear: Early experiences literally shape the architecture of the developing brain. This widespread understanding is leading to increased public support for universal kindergarten to improve school readiness for all children and level the playing field for children facing adversity. But here is something less known …

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The art of being a happy pessimist

There is a cult of “positivity” that rules the world. Through countless self-help books, banal social media slogans, and WhatsApp hello messages, this cult will have you believing “Think Positive” is the magic pill for mental health. Pop one to instantly make that glass half empty half full and all …

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Second mural from the Historical Society to represent the Amerindians from 2,000 to 4,000 years ago

Heading into 2022, professional artist David Boatwright is expected to start work on the second mural project funded and supervised by the Bulloch County Historical Society to fill a highly visible wall in downtown Statesboro. It was Boatwright and fellow artist Michael Kuffel, both from Charleston, South Carolina, who in …

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Million-pound artwork, once doomed for demolition, finds a new home

A million-pound art installation in Washington, DC, once marked for demolition, will be relocated instead, thanks to a new agreement between the National Geographic Society and American University. National Geographic executive staff declined to be interviewed, but released a statement saying they were “happy” with plans to move Elyn Zimmerman’s …

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From salvaged food routes to joyful murals, the must-see black history tales of 2021

Too many history stories Black communities in the United States and across Europe remain hidden today. This year Dark atlas went in search of some of those overlooked stories of endurance, persistence, ingenuity, inspiration, glamor, joy, and home runs. Here are some of our favorites. There are countless more stories …

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Spin Control: farewell to 2021 and some of its ups and downs

The year started with such high hopes. After all, 2020 was so bad, its replacement had to be better, right? It was better in some ways but worse in others, that’s about how the years go. But looking back from the perspective of the past 51 weeks, here is Spin …

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Writer Joan Didion, columnist of contemporary American society, dies at 87

Musician Wynton Marsalis (left) applauds as author Joan Didion (right) receives an honorary doctorate of letters at the 358th Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 4, 2009. (Reuters / Brian Snyder / File Photo) Author Jeanne Didion, whose essays, memoirs, novels and screenplays recounted contemporary American society, as well …

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