Lauren Kaori Gurley

Immigrant Student Workers Fear University’s Deportation Threats

On August 31, graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis received an email from the university’s administration that left many visa-holding students fearful of deportation. The email—written to address the ongoing graduate student union campaign at WashU—misleadingly stated that graduate students with visas could be reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and deported for going on strike.

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7 Pundits Who Spread the Myth of Trump's Working-Class Voter Base

Following Donald Trump’s ascent to the U.S. presidency, both liberal and conservative pundits and commentators have circulated a dangerous myth that the white working-class propelled Trump to the White House. This has led the media to blame poor and working-class whites for the rise of Trump, which is an oversimplification and misevaluation of how we arrived at the current political moment. 

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5 Disturbing Indications Steve Bannon Is Back in Trump's Good Graces

When Donald Trump removed his chief strategist from the National Security Council on April 5, political pundits all but declared the end of Steve Bannon's political career, refocusing their attention on Trump's close adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But with fresh scandals rocking the White House almost daily, Bannon appears to be back in the president's good graces, according to a detailed new report from New York Magazine.

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Here Are 10 of the World's Dirtiest Oil and Coal Polluters

Ten corporations and state-owned entities are responsible for over 36 percent of global fossil fuels emissions since 1988, according to a new study published by the Carbon Disclosure Project.

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Charles Blow: Trump Is Defiling the Presidency with His Mere Presence in the White House

Amidst the day-to-day horrors of Donald Trump's presidency, it's important to occasionally step back and consider the big picture. For the New York Times' Charles Blow, we are witnessing nothing less than a hijacking of the American presidency.

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Minneapolis Just Adopted a $15 Minimum Wage in a Landslide Vote

The Minneapolis City Council passed a law Friday making it the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, increasing the salaries of 71,000 workers by 2024. 

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The Generational Divide Among Evangelicals on Same-Sex Marriage Is Stark

Millennials and Gen X evangelicals are coming out in support of gay marriage in much higher numbers than their parents' and grandparents' generations, according to a recent Pew Research Center pollAround 46 percent of evangelical Christians born after 1964 support same-sex marriage, compared with only 26 percent of adults born between 1928 and 1964.

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The World's Confidence in the United States Has Plummeted Since Trump Took Office

Over 70 percent of the world lacks confidence in President Donald Trump's leadership abilities, according to a recent Pew Research Poll survey, which cites declining trust in U.S. leadership "to do the right thing regarding world affairs" among longtime U.S. allies like Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.

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For Young Muslim-Americans Like Nabra Hassanen, IHOP Served as a Rare Safe Space

For many Muslim-American teenagers, the 3am IHOP outing is a rite of passage during the month of Ramadan. Teenagers from New York to San Francisco to Tampa drive to the all-American breakfast chain to fill up on buttermilk pancakes, steak and eggs, and golden hash browns before the sun rises during the holy month. Often it is their first experience free from parental supervision. 

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Charles Blow Makes a Bold Prediction for How the Trump Investigation Will Unfold

President Donald Trump and his cronies are preparing for the worst after a new report that special counsel Robert Mueller is now probing "whether the president attempted to obstruct justice."

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