DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

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DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Trump fires FBI director, a journalist is arrested in West Virginia after questioning HHS Secretary Tom Price, who was told a recent memo may illegally suppress whistleblowers. More

2017 Literary Gala: Andrew Solomon

Literature has kept the idea of freedom alive in societies where freedom is forcibly annihilated. If the truth can remain vitalized, it can be shouted from the rooftops. More

Robert Pinsky at Writers Resist in NYC

Poet, essayist, translator, and teacher Robert Pinsky reads "Exile and Lightning," a poem written for Writers Resist, the January 15th literary protest hosted by PEN America on the steps… More

#Snowflake

I remember that horrible feeling on election night, when it became clear things were rapidly going south. More

Weekend After

I grew up in the deep south during segregation. It was the worst racism and discrimination. But we fought and we didn’t let ourselves become hopeless. More

Sickness

Is there anyone with any actual power who will stand up for us? Any Republicans with a shred of conscience? Any democrats with a shred of spine? More

Precious Time

There’s nothing like losing your country when you’re little to help you see NATIONALISM as the strange and unnatural thing that it is. More

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