Writer, cartoonist, and nonprofit pro. I have too many interests, but let’s focus on culture & politics. Bisexual, cis. He/him, please. | Twitter: @keeltyc.
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Republicans and the Right have successfully redefined the term to serve their ends. Refusing to adapt to that definition will only help them win.

In the wake of 2021’s very bad Election Day for Democrats, much talk has rightly focused on education as a wedge issue. In Virginia, particularly, schools and education were a cornerstone of Republican Glenn Younkin’s successful campaign against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. …

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They risked everything for the safety of their fellow Americans. Surely you can get a little shot.

It’s Veterans Day, and I am thinking about all the Americans who have served their country, risking or giving their lives to serve the interests of our nation. I’m thinking also of foreign nationals, like the thousands of Iraqi translators, who risked their safety to serve the U.S. …

If Americans want to fight racism, we must stop lying to ourselves.

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There’s this phrase I’ve heard for most of my life, but especially in the last few years: “This is not who we are as Americans.”

I heard it after Trump won in 2016. I heard it when Nazis marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, and I’ve heard it a lot in the…

Trump will leave behind a crumbling national infrastructure, a White House bathtub ringed with bronzer, and a clear pathway for a more strategic successor.

Once all the votes are counted, two things will be true: One, the United States will have its greatest electoral turnout since 1900, potentially as high as ⅔ of eligible voters. And two, nearly half of those voters will have cast ballots for Donald J. Trump.

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Christopher Keelty

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