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June 29, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Getting Real About the Post-‘Roe’ World

Getting Real About the Post-‘Roe’ World     Scott Lemieux June 24, 2022The American Prospect There was never any reason to be complacent about the end of legal abortion, nor should we think that the impact of the Supreme Court’s latest ruling will be muted. De…
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June 29, 2022 at 12:35 AM

‘Bombshell After Bombshell’ Dropped As Jan. 6 Testimony Homes In on Trump Guilt

‘Bombshell After Bombshell’ Dropped As Jan. 6 Testimony Homes In on Trump Guilt     Brett Wilkins June 28, 2022Common Dreams "Hutchinson's testimony of the deeply detailed plans of January 6 and the inaction of those in the White House in response to the violence sho…
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June 29, 2022 at 12:35 AM

There’s a Way To Outmaneuver the Supreme Court, and Maine Has Found It

There’s a Way To Outmaneuver the Supreme Court, and Maine Has Found It     Aaron Tang June 23, 2022The New York Times The legislative fix made by Maine lawmakers offers a model for lawmakers elsewhere who are alarmed by the court’s aggressive swing to the right. …
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June 29, 2022 at 12:35 AM

Seventy Five Years Later, Toll of Taft-Hartley Weighs Heavily on Labor

Seventy Five Years Later, Toll of Taft-Hartley Weighs Heavily on Labor     Jonathan Kissam June 23, 2022UE News Seventy-five years ago, the labor movement suffered its greatest setback of the 20th Century: the Taft-Hartley Act. A sign at a 1947 union rally at …
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June 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes – June 28, 2022

Media Bits and Bytes – June 28, 2022     June 28, 2022xxxxxx Rightist media set the stage for fascist violence Credit, John Minchillo/AP/file   Is Apple ‘Too Powerful’? Online Disinfo on Abortion Calls for Violence on Rightwing Social Media The Attack on…
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June 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Has a “Magic Sex Worker” Problem

Portside Culture Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Has a “Magic Sex Worker” Problem     Eileen Jones June 23, 2022Jacobin Critics are fawning over Good Luck to You, Leo Grande for its “brave” sex positivity. But the crowd-pleasing comedy is actually anxiously prescr…
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June 28, 2022 at 2:55 AM

Supreme Court Takes ‘Wrecking Ball’ to Separation of Church and State With Prayer Ruling

Supreme Court Takes ‘Wrecking Ball’ to Separation of Church and State With Prayer Ruling     Julia Conley June 27, 2022Common Dreams After decades of affirming that prayers led by school officials are unconstitutional, said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "the court now cha…
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June 28, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Nonprofit, Human Services Workers Are Starting To Unionize

Nonprofit, Human Services Workers Are Starting To Unionize     Rick Karlin June 26, 2022Times Union Makayla Wahaus and her co-workers are part of a trend in the union movement in which employees at nonprofits including human service agencies, museums, think tanks and…
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June 28, 2022 at 12:05 AM

It’s the Christian Right’s Court. They Want More.

It’s the Christian Right’s Court. They Want More.     Katherine Stewart June 25, 2022The Guardian Understood in the context of the movement that created the Supreme Court in its current incarnation, there is nothing surprising about their overturning Roe. In fact, it…
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June 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

A Decade After Lugo Was Ousted, Paraguay’s Left Has a Chance To Regain Power

A Decade After Lugo Was Ousted, Paraguay’s Left Has a Chance To Regain Power     Norma Flores Allende, Laurence Blair June 22, 2022Jacobin The 2012 coup against Fernando Lugo cut short the only period of left-wing rule in Paraguay’s modern history. But in elections n…
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June 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Biden Signs the School Meal Waivers Bill Into Law, but Free Meals Are Over for Many

Portside Culture Biden Signs the School Meal Waivers Bill Into Law, but Free Meals Are Over for Many     Ximena Bustillo June 25, 2022npr.org Before the pandemic, meals were either free, reduced price or full price to students. During the pandemic, the waivers …
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June 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

A Socialist in WaPo’s Suburbs

A Socialist in WaPo’s Suburbs     Pete Tucker June 17, 2022FAIR For the Post—a paper owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos—scaremongering about lefties is job one. On a national level, that’s led to the Post’s hysterical coverage of Bernie Sanders. On a local level, it’…
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June 27, 2022 at 7:20 AM

Neutrinos: The “Ghostly Chameleons” of Particle Physics Become Even More Mysterious

Neutrinos: The “Ghostly Chameleons” of Particle Physics Become Even More Mysterious     Don Lincoln June 26, 2022Big Think Experiments cannot confirm what theory predicts about neutrinos. And particle physicists have no idea why. Beautiful Neutrino drawn on pa…
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June 27, 2022 at 7:05 AM

Canceling Student Debt Should Be a Universal Benefit

Canceling Student Debt Should Be a Universal Benefit     Ann Larson June 17, 2022The Nation The lesson from the Corinthian debt strikers: Should President Biden cancel student loan debt, it should be done without making debtors jump through hoops. Student loan…
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June 27, 2022 at 6:45 AM

How To Discipline a Rogue Supreme Court

How To Discipline a Rogue Supreme Court     Jamelle Bouie June 25, 2022New York Times The power to check the Supreme Court is there, in the Constitution. The task now is to seize it. , Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times   The Supreme Court does not …
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June 27, 2022 at 6:35 AM

Make Progressive Politics Constitutional Again

Make Progressive Politics Constitutional Again     Joseph Fishkin William E. Forbath May 23, 2022Boston Review We must reject the legal liberalism that attempts to cordon off constitutional questions from democratic politics. Supreme Court of the United States…
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June 27, 2022 at 6:10 AM

The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’

The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’     Joshua Zeitz June 26, 2022Politico The conservative Supreme Court's favorite judicial philosophy requires a very, very firm grasp of history — one that none of the justices seem to possess. In its recent gun control d…
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June 27, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Loot Is a Breezy Workplace Satire With No Bite

Portside Culture Loot Is a Breezy Workplace Satire With No Bite     Saloni Gajjar June 23, 2022AV Club Apple TV Plus' latest has plenty of comedic chemistry but struggles to land its message Maya Rudolph and Joel Kim Booster in Loot, Photo: Apple TV+ …
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June 26, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Democratic Leaders Don’t Fear Their Own Base. They Should.

Democratic Leaders Don’t Fear Their Own Base. They Should.     David Sirota June 25, 2022Jacobin Democrats have reneged on their longtime promise to codify Roe v. Wade every time they’ve held power. Party leaders will not fulfill that promise until and unless they fe…
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June 26, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Progressives in Southern Cities Vow To Protect Abortion Access

Progressives in Southern Cities Vow To Protect Abortion Access     Elisha Brown June 24, 2022Facing South Some local officials in the region are taking steps to do what they can to protect people's ability to end unwanted pregnancies. Austin City Council membe…
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June 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Philippine Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa: Journalism Is ‘At an Existential Moment’

Philippine Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa: Journalism Is ‘At an Existential Moment’     Srinivas Mazumdaru June 21, 2022New Click Speaking at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Nobel laureate Maria Ressa noted that lies, laced with anger and hate, spread faster than facts. …
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June 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Patients Sat in Abortion Clinic Waiting Rooms As Roe Fell. They All Had To Be Turned Away.

Patients Sat in Abortion Clinic Waiting Rooms As Roe Fell. They All Had To Be Turned Away.     Chabeli Carrazana The 19th In states with “trigger” laws, abortion services came to a halt on Friday morning as news rippled through clinic lobbies and patients, whose appoi…
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June 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Cries for Justice Echo Forty Years Later in the Re-Release of ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’

Cries for Justice Echo Forty Years Later in the Re-Release of ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’     Joe George June 21, 2022The Progressive The violent killing 40 years ago resonates with attacks on Asian Americans that persist today. ,   Despite what its titl…
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June 25, 2022 at 2:25 AM

Friday Nite Videos | June 24, 2022

Friday Nite Videos | June 24, 2022     June 24, 2022xxxxxx Jordan Klepper Shows Trump Supporters Jan. 6 Hearing Clips. The Pandemic's Unequal Toll. How Realistic Is Your Favorite Movie Dinosaur Scene? Lauren Boebert's Jesus Christ Superstar. In Buffalo's Black Commun…
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June 25, 2022 at 12:30 AM

Investigating an Attempted Coup

Investigating an Attempted Coup     Harold Meyerson June 23, 2022The American Prospect The real object of the Jan. 6 Committee investigation is the “political coup” that Trump sought to orchestrate as he attempted to cling to power. The January 6th insurrection was s…
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June 25, 2022 at 12:05 AM

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis     Molly Coleman and Tristin Brown June 16, 2022Teen Vogue The right-wing supermajority on the Court is the result of a movement determined to seize power at any cost. It's time to critically assess and reconfigure the Court’s r…
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June 25, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted     Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, et al. June 24, 2022Brennan Center for Justice Voter suppression, gerrymandering, and campaign finance loopholes have resulted in a decision at odds with the will o…
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June 25, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Abortion Pills Will Change a Post-Roe World

Abortion Pills Will Change a Post-Roe World     Greer Donley, Rachel Rebouché and David S. Cohen June 23, 2022New York Times The reality is that abortion pills will be available to people in the United States — no matter what the Supreme Court does and regardless of…
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June 25, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Dance to the Music

Portside Culture Dance to the Music     Amy Soricelli May 1, 2022Freshwater Literary Review Amy Soricelli’s poetry captures the grit of The Bronx: the passing “radio from an open car window” or a “random gunshot.” ,   Dance to the Music By Amy Sor…
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June 24, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Did Trump’s Actions on January 6 Reach the Level of Treason?

Did Trump’s Actions on January 6 Reach the Level of Treason?     Jesse Jackson June 20, 2022Chicago Sun-Times The hearings have shown, Donald Trump was in the room. Was it treason? The framers of the Constitution had “a very specific image in mind — men gathering wit…
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June 24, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Megan Rapinoe Discusses Historic Equal Pay Agreement, Title IX Anniversary and Transgender Sports Bans

Megan Rapinoe Discusses Historic Equal Pay Agreement, Title IX Anniversary and Transgender Sports Bans     Sean Gregory June 19, 2022Time While female athletes have enjoyed great gains, inequalities do persist. Here Megan Rapinoe discusses how Title IX can be improve…
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June 24, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Poor People’s March on Washington Calls for ‘Moral Fusion of Everybody’ To Build Unions and Change Corrupt ‘Policies of Greed’

Poor People’s March on Washington Calls for ‘Moral Fusion of Everybody’ To Build Unions and Change Corrupt ‘Policies of Greed’     Bob Hennelly June 20, 2022LaborPress Young people are with this movement because they understand it is not about left and right and the …
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June 24, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Tidbits – June 23, 2022 – Reader Comments: Sheroes! Ruby Freeman and Shaye Freeman Ross; Medical Debt; Rent (and Profits) Driving Inflation; Afl-CIO Convention; HBO Documentary – The Janes; New U.S. Postage Stamp Honors Pete Seeger; More

Tidbits – June 23, 2022 – Reader Comments: Sheroes! Ruby Freeman and Shaye Freeman Ross; Medical Debt; Rent (and Profits) Driving Inflation; Afl-CIO Convention; HBO Documentary – The Janes; New U.S. Postage Stamp Honors Pete Seeger; More     June 23, 2022xxxxxx Reade…
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June 24, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Today’s Republican Party – After Hearing Evidence of Trump’s Coup Plot

Today’s Republican Party – After Hearing Evidence of Trump’s Coup Plot     Heather Cox Richardson June 18, 2022Letters from an American Judge J. Michael Luttig, appointed as a Federal Judge by President George H. W. Bush, testified to the House Committee last Thursda…
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June 23, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?     Larry Buchanan and Lauren Leatherby June 22, 2022The New York Times “It’s direct, indisputable, empirical evidence that this kind of common claim that ‘the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with the gun’ …
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June 23, 2022 at 12:05 AM

The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

Portside Culture The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism     David Rosen March 3, 2020New York Journal of Books This book, published two years ago (as was this review), remains timely, especially given decisions already handed …
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June 23, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Joe Biden Has Picked a Longtime Social Security Privatizer To Oversee Social Security

Joe Biden Has Picked a Longtime Social Security Privatizer To Oversee Social Security     Matthew Cunningham-Cook June 22, 2022Jacobin Joe Biden has nominated right-wing think tank fellow Andrew Biggs to the Social Security Advisory Board. Biggs has spent his career …
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June 23, 2022 at 12:00 AM

In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out

In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out     David Barsamian and Noam Chomsky June 16, 2022LA Progressive How George Orwell's Doublethink Became the Way of the World ,   David Barsamian: Let’s head into the most obvious nightmare of this moment, the war …
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June 23, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Hiding Buffalo’s History of Racism Behind a Cloak of Unity

Hiding Buffalo’s History of Racism Behind a Cloak of Unity     Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor June 9, 2022The New Yorker Officials have described the recent shooting as an aberration in the “City of Good Neighbors.” But this conceals the city’s long-standing racial division…
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June 23, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek – June 22, 2022

Global Left Midweek – June 22, 2022     June 22, 2022xxxxxx Voters in Colombia and France put left coalitions in office, and Tunisian workers shut the country down A citizen supporting the Historical Pact candidate Gustavo Petro, Colombia, May 2022. Content, T…
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June 22, 2022 at 2:10 AM

Skyrocketing Rent Is Driving Inflation

Skyrocketing Rent Is Driving Inflation     Alexander Sammon June 21, 2022The American Prospect But one of the biggest drivers of inflation, at least according to the most recent Consumer Price Index report, has not elicited even a peep from the political class: the s…
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June 22, 2022 at 2:10 AM

Supreme Court Ruling Turns Separation of Church and State Into ‘Constitutional Violation,’ Warns Sotomayor

Supreme Court Ruling Turns Separation of Church and State Into ‘Constitutional Violation,’ Warns Sotomayor     Julia Conley June 21, 2022Common Dreams "We are witnessing one of the most extreme Supreme Courts in modern history rewrite the most basic social commitment…
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June 22, 2022 at 2:10 AM

Colombia’s First Ever Left Wing President

Colombia’s First Ever Left Wing President     Benjamin Norton June 19, 2022 Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s June 19 election, becoming its first ever left-wing president. We analyze what this means for Latin America, the US, Venezuela, the military, paramilitary groups,…
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June 22, 2022 at 2:05 AM

Bill Clinton Did More To Sell Neoliberalism Than Milton Friedman

Bill Clinton Did More To Sell Neoliberalism Than Milton Friedman     Lily Geismer June 14, 2022In These Times A brief history of how the Democratic Party’s turn to market capitalism wrecked everything. , LUKE FRAZZA/AFP via Getty Images   In recent years…
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June 22, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – June 21, 2022

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – June 21, 2022     June 21, 2022xxxxxx A choice for organized baristas - if you can't get a union, buy the coffee shop Workers celebrate the purchase of White Electric Coffee, which reopened May 1, making it one of only a few …
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June 22, 2022 at 12:00 AM

HBO’s New Documentary Is About the Early 1970s, but It Couldn’t Be More Timely

Portside Culture HBO’s New Documentary Is About the Early 1970s, but It Couldn’t Be More Timely     Dana Stevens June 8, 2022Slate The Janes felt only months ago like a warning. Now it feels like a manual for action. , HBO   “If you start worrying …
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June 21, 2022 at 3:25 AM

To Fight Inflation, the Fed Is Declaring a War on Workers

To Fight Inflation, the Fed Is Declaring a War on Workers     Julia Rock June 13, 2022Jacobin Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell plans to address sky-high inflation by hiking interest rates — acknowledging that doing so will suppress wages and worker power. It's …
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June 21, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks     Noam Scheiber June 19, 2022The New York Times Jaz Brisack became a union organizer and barista for the same reasons that talented young people have long chosen their career paths: a mix of idealism and…
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June 21, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Plant of the Month: Peanut

Portside Culture Plant of the Month: Peanut     Kristan M. Hanson May 18, 2022Jstor.org Weaving together new research and rich primary sources, the Plant Humanities Initiative recounts stories of global foods, such as peanuts, to illuminate their extraordinary …
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June 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM

How the US Could Lose the New Cold War

How the US Could Lose the New Cold War     Joseph Stiglitz June 17, 2022Project Syndicate Until we have proven ourselves worthy to lead, we cannot expect others to march to our drum. ,   The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both …