The Birther Movement’s Bipartisanship

Over on the homepage, I write about the birther movement’s latest target, GOP senator Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada. Good news for Cruz watchers hoping he’ll make a run for the presidency: The consensus among legal scholars is that, because Cruz was a citizen at birth — his mother was born and raised in Delaware — he meets the constitutional requirement that the U.S. president be a “natural born citizen.” 

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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More