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May 29, 2019

A Defining Image of Trump’s America: The Cage Seller

A Defining Image of Trump’s America: The Cage Seller
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By Michael Shaw If you had to choose one picture to illustrate Trump's larger motive, Mark Peterson's photograph is literally the money shot.

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May 27, 2019

Make America Meme: Why Melania Trump Birthday Photo was a Coup for the White House

Make America Meme: Why Melania Trump Birthday Photo was a Coup for the White House
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By Leslie Hahner More than pointed critiques, these memes tend to offer the Trump administration greater drama and even unwitting sympathy.

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April 29, 2019

How Climate Change is and isn’t Fueling the U.S. Border Crisis: These Pictures aren’t that Simple

How Climate Change is and isn’t Fueling the U.S. Border Crisis: These Pictures aren’t that Simple
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By Christa Olson With all the visual attention given to the "caravan," how powerful to see mass migration also depicted by people taking hold of a place.

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April 22, 2019

The Barr Code: Why the Mueller Redactions Went Viral

The Barr Code: Why the Mueller Redactions Went Viral
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By Philip Perdue — The Barr version of the Mueller Report confirms Trump’s lasting legacy as a black out.

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April 18, 2019

Louisiana Church Fires in the Shadow of All Else

Louisiana Church Fires in the Shadow of All Else
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By Katie Irwin — The Louisiana church fires have been largely overlooked. Edmund Fountain's powerful parishioner portrait calls out: "We are here!"

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