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Mahershala Ali Scores His First Oscar for 'Moonlight'

This has arguably been Mahershala Ali‘s year, and it just got better. The actor, who starred as Juan in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, just won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film. In a powerful speech, he said, “I want to thank my teachers, my …

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Tom Hayden's final 'Hell No!'

Tom Hayden, April 27, 2016 Hell No: The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Peace Movement Published by: Yale University Press January 31, 2017 168 pages As the founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and author of the Port Huron Statement, Tom Hayden’s activism began in his early college years, …

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Open thread for night owls: Trump's anti-immigrant fervor continues to generate airport chaos

No terrorists detained, but authors and scholars are on notice. The new administration’s zealotry in “screening” visitors with any connection to majority-Muslim nations continues to generate anti-American headlines around the globe. This time, immigration officials’ target was Egyptian-born French historian Henry Rousso, who was detained 10 hours after flying to Texas …

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Trump Administration Sees Recreational Marijuana Users as Addicts and Criminals

Justice Department could crack down, increasing enforcement of federal marijuana drug laws in legal states (Image: iStock/BasSlabbers) The White House’s controversial decision to rescind federal protections barring schools from discriminating against transgender students was a matter of states’ rights. However, when it comes to states that have legalized recreational marijuana, …

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