Gary Younge

Gary Younge is editor-at-large for the Guardian. He was based in the U.S. for 12 years before recently returning to London. He also writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for the Nation Institute. His new book is Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books).

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Strategic Madness: How Being 'The Party of No' Is Working for the GOP
In exit polls during the Republican primaries, voters were given four choices about what they believed to be the most important quality in a candidate: "can defeat Obama", "true conservative", "strong moral character" and "right experience".
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Bin Laden's Death Has Had Zero Impact on America's Security
Last week, Afghanistan ; two coalition troops were injured and one killed by Afghan soldiers ; the US reached an agreement with the Afghan go
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Abroad, As at Home, Obama Coasts on a Wave of Disappointment
In January 1903 the US signed a treaty with Colombia that would have provided unfettered access to the Panama canal. Unfortunately, the terms were not good enough for the Colombian senate, which refused to ratify it. At the time, Panama had been a region of Colombia for 80 years.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
In Florida, Zimmerman's Crime Was Preceded and Followed by the State's
George Zimmerman is behind bars. Six weeks after he shot Trayvon Martin , the state of Florida has been pressured, from above and below, to at least contemplate the notion that a man who killed an unarmed child might have a case to answer.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Mitt Romney Still Can't Seal the Deal on Super Tuesday
There are some things, even in American electoral politics, that money can't buy. It can get an organisation, ads and attention. But it cannot make you engaging, compelling or authentic. In short, it can't buy you love.
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Friday, March 02, 2012
Affirmative Action and the Real Enemy of Education Equality
In 1997, Patrick Hamacher applied to study undergraduate medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and was rejected. Hamacher, one of whose parents had studied at the university, believed he had been denied a place because he was white. At the time, the university used a points system when selecting applicants, and those from under-represented minorities automatically received extra points.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Mitt Romney Limps Towards Republican Nomination with Michigan Win
With Mitt Romney , ever silvery lining comes with its own cloud. Tuesday night, he won primaries in Michigan and Arizona , re-establishing his position as the frontrunner for the presidential nomination.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
The Itinerant US Left Has Found Its Home in the Occupy Movement
At the auction of foreclosed homes at Queens supreme court in New York, the official carefully explained the process for one person to make an offer on another person's misery.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Marriage Equality and the Civil Rights Inheritance
In the small hours of 11 July 1958, three policemen entered the home of Mildred and Richard Loving, in Central Point, Virginia and found them in bed. When Richard pointed to his marriage certificate indicating that Mildred was his wife, they arrested them. Richard was white; Mildred was black and Cherokee.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Election 2012: The Return of 'Culture Wars'
No wonder the Republicans have lost their way. For a party that considers itself socially conservative with a base that takes the bible literally its moral compass is seriously askew.
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