America and Race, Globalization, Republican Party politics, right populism, The Western Subject, Urban/Global Politics

Notes on the End of 2016: The Trump Zone

It’s a fairly widespread opinion, particularly in the privileged sectors of East and West Coast urban areas, that 2016 has been the “worst year ever.” And it probably was. I’m not referring to the pop cultural obsession with the various artist/celebrities that have passed away. While many of them were significant in their own ways, […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Marco Rubio and the Politics of Nada

Marco Rubio is the most hyped Latino/Hispanic politician in America today. As a senator from Florida, he plays a much more visible role than, say, Luis Gutiérrez, a representative from Obama’s political home, Chicago. And despite the sporadic buzz about Puerto Rico governor Luis Fortuño as a possible player in the Republican Party’s attempt at […]

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