We’re slowing things down at The Daylighter

By Josh Wilson / October 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Daylighter is going through some changes. Our coverage model is refocusing on original content, and we’ve put our news-aggregation service on hiatus. It’s going to take six months to complete this coverage shift — and maybe more. We’re in no rush. One of the things we learned over the course of two years of […]

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A Constitution for everyone, if you can keep it (review)

By Will Crain / October 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

“We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century”By Erwin ChemerinskyPicador, 2018; 265 pages “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union,” begins the Preamble to the United States Constitution, before going on to briefly list the goals of the Constitution and the government it empowers.  In total, […]

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Sex Panic in America (review)

By Jennifer Joseph / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Sex Panic in America (review)

“Secrets, like scandals, flourish in gardens of embarrassability.” This loosely arranged, challenging essay collection explores the intersections of sex and power that have been tried in the courts of public opinion.

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Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

By Mark A. Bonta / July 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than a quarter of the world’s nations.  Now, with the world in the grips of the ever-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, tourist destinations have restricted […]

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Summer travel in America: High hopes, false starts

By Mark A. Bonta / July 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Summer travel in America: High hopes, false starts

Camping, biking and hiking are on the rise, as Americans head outdoors and hit the road in search of some semblance of a normal summer-vacation season during the COVID-19 pandemic. But surging infection rates and shifting, inconsistent government policies are putting a damper on ambitious plans to re-open tourist economies. Hawaii and Puerto Rico: Islands […]

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When #BlackLivesMatter came to Tyrone, Pennsylvania

By Mark A. Bonta / June 12, 2020 / Comments Off on When #BlackLivesMatter came to Tyrone, Pennsylvania

TYRONE, Pa. — The massive pickup truck slows down for the obligatory four-way stop out front of the Tyrone, Pa., municipal building, as the Black Lives Matter protestors stand expectant. It’s Friday, June 5, and they are clutching signs with slogans in black magic marker — “I understand that I will never understand, but I […]

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