Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Here's what it’s like to be told to ‘go back’ to your own country — from someone who knows

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” asked Donald Trump this weekend, all but certainly targeting Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. The president’s latest tweets came in response to an ongoing public feud between the four progressive women of color—often known as the “Squad”—and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The episode merely confirmed what The Guardian’s Arwa Mahdawi had pointed out prior to his racist screed:

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is still revolutionary at age 100

Legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who turns 100 years old on Sunday, can be described by nearly enough epithets for every year he’s been alive. Just take a look at three-time poet laureate Robert Pinsky’s recent description of the centenarian in the New York Times:

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That time Democrats secretly used Russian social media tactics

Remember those dubious Twitter and Facebook tactics the Russians reportedly employed to influence the United States’ 2016 election? You know, the ones that Democrats have been railing against for a couple of years. Turns out that the Democratic Party may be furious about their possible impact on American democracy, but isn’t above using them.

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Comedian Mindy Kaling Takes Jabs at Harvard Law Students at Commencement Speech: 'You'll Defend BP from Birds'

Mindy Kaling, a comedian who describes herself as someone who is “obsessed” with justice, gave a commencement speech at Harvard Law School on Wednesday that most students and faculty present were probably not expecting. Some of her best jokes were hilarious not only because Kaling is as witty as they come, but because they hinted at a social conscience, much like the one she seemed to be trying to instill in these future shakers and makers of America. At the end of her speech, “The Mindy Project” star highlighted the responsibility the graduates held in their hands, and though she was sure, statistically, that some would go on to do evil with it, she seemed to be saying, “Try to do some good rather than helping millionaires fight narcotics and fraud charges.”

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