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On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that her office had secured an agreement in court for the Trump Foundation to dissolve:


The Trump Foundation, which is also the focus of a tax investigation that reportedly may result in criminal charges, has come under fire for using charitable money for Trump’s personal benefit, including to buy expensive portraits of himself and even settle litigation against his for-profit businesses.

Matthew Chapman is a video game designer, science fiction author, and political reporter from Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter @fawfulfan.

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In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate. Still, truth be told, though the divisive tone of this moment may only be sharpening, division in the United States of America is not a new phenomenon.

Over the past days, I've found myself returning to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who, in 1967, just a year before his own assassination, gave a speech prophetically entitled "The Other America" in which he vividly described a reality that feels all too of this moment rather than that one:

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