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Caitlin Schneider

Writer at Discourse Blog.

Let’s Revive the Christmas Ghost Story

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and that used to mean terrifying your loved ones with supernatural Yuletide tales.

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There’s Nowhere to Go but Up

The days have been getting shorter and shorter for months. This is where it ends.

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There’s No Such Thing as a ‘COVID Housing Crisis’

We were living through this crisis long before the pandemic came along.

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Thanksgiving Sucks in a Whole New Way This Year

Now more than ever, fuck this holiday.

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I’m Obsessed With Dave, the ‘Great British Bake Off’ Guy Who Freaking Loves California

Dave is addicted to the Golden State, and I'm addicted to Dave.

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No Heroes: Girl Scouts

Being apolitical is not working for an organization I've cherished for much of my life.

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It Wasn’t All Bad: Here Are Some Highlights From Our Election Night Stream

While you were spiraling, Discourse Blog spent Election Night 2020 talking with journalists, organizers, and podcasters about the state of the nation and what the hell happens next.

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The Election Made Me Get a Cat

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of deep anxiety over politics must be in want of a tiny creature to obsess over.

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Leave the Moon Alone

We are the reason we can’t have nice (celestial) things.

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Pandemic Life: We Are All Skeletons Now

In 2020, nothing feels truer than a massive, expensive, decorative representation of our own mortality.

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Fuck Columbus Forever

It’s honestly unbelievable that anyone still celebrates this holiday. Give to these Native causes instead.

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The Fight Is Never Over

A tumultuous week in the digital media labor movement is a reminder that the struggle for basic workers' rights is eternal.

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RBG and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death also felt like the end of a series of myths about American politics.

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A Visit to the California Town Founded by Black Americans

At the start of the 20th century, a small group of Californians built a new kind of community.

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The Last Four Years

How the Trump presidency radicalized me.

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My Long, Maddening Search for a Joe Biden Bumper Sticker

A nationwide quest to discover if literally anybody is 'ridin' with Biden.'

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Pandemic Life: Unsolved Mysteries

I'm still haunted by the mystery of my hometown's banana peel pile. What strange things can you just not shake?

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Pandemic Life: My Husband Got Really Into Miniatures

When the world started to fall apart, Tony decided to make his own.

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No Heroes: The Racist Legacy of John Muir and American Conservation

The sweeping beauty of America's National Parks hides an ugly history.

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Let’s Not Do This

Protesters everywhere are insisting that racism has "small dick energy." Why?

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