The story of the boat lodged in the Suez Canal spurred countless memes and dominated headlines for days. It also dramatized the reality that seemingly magical global supply chains are based on real equipment and real workers — and more often than not, drudgery and worker exploitation.
Benjamin L. McKean is an associate professor of political science at Ohio State University and the author of Disorienting Neoliberalism: Global Justice and the Outer Limit of Freedom.
Yesterday’s riot of Trump supporters at the US Capitol will likely be a radicalizing event for the far right. We shouldn’t underestimate their ability to cause more death and destruction in the aftermath.
Why is the NRA so powerful? Hint: it’s not just because it has boatloads of money.