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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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On being American… in Trump’s America

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Trump's America is an insult to the diversity of Americans. Public domain photo.

Do Europeans really know what it’s like being non-white in the U.S. – especially now?

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Trumpocalypse now: time to bust some myths

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Tin foil hats are not a smart way to deal with the new global political reality.

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Michelle Obama: powerful farewell and subtle protest

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Obama recalled her father going to work in the city water plant each day, in “the hope that one day, his kids would go to college and have opportunities he never dreamed of.”

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Sleeping through a Music City New Year’s Eve

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The Nashville fireworks rolled in like faraway thunder in our dreams.

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Wampanoag: thanks, but no thanks

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As we try not to talk about politics, religion or one’s love life in an effort to keep dinner pleasant, I hope we give thought to those who are not celebrating this holiday.

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