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February 4, 2023 at 1:15 AM

Friday Nite Videos | February 3, 2023

Friday Nite Videos | February 3, 2023     February 3, 2023xxxxxx Marjorie Taylor Greene Accidentally Humiliates Herself. The Science of Racism. Brett Kavanaugh Documentary Debuts At Sundance. Jordan Klepper Crashes Trump's First 2024 Campaign "Rally." Do You Need a B…
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February 4, 2023 at 1:05 AM

The Culture Wars Look Different on Wikipedia

The Culture Wars Look Different on Wikipedia     Noam Cohen January 22, 2023The Atlantic The site is tackling more controversial edits, the results of which can reverberate across the internet. Wikipedia, by giulia.forsythe (CC0 1.0)   For more than 15 y…
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February 4, 2023 at 1:05 AM

The Collapse of the Vertical

The Collapse of the Vertical     Oleg Sheyn January 31, 2023Russian Dissent A top-down society is extremely brittle. Vertical control is easier; it eliminates the need to convince anyone. But it is far less effective. The number of errors and the cost of correcting t…
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February 4, 2023 at 1:05 AM

Insulin Is Way Too Expensive. California Has a Solution: Make Its Own.

Insulin Is Way Too Expensive. California Has a Solution: Make Its Own.     Dylan Scott February 1, 2023Vox Insulin’s cost crisis is spurring states to pursue a public version of an essential medication. Insulin, photo by Sprogz (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)   There …
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February 4, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Tyre Nichols and America’s Systemic Failure

Tyre Nichols and America’s Systemic Failure     Peniel E. Joseph January 30, 2023Boston Globe Proposed reforms at the federal level would not have saved the life of Tyre Nichols. Only the fundamental transformation of systems of punishment that have been normalized i…
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February 4, 2023 at 1:00 AM

UnAmerican Activities

Portside Culture UnAmerican Activities     Gerry Sloan Arkansas poet Gerry Sloan speaks to global absurdity (think Ukraine) “weapons of mass destruction place…victory out of reach…” ,   UnAmerican Activities By Gerry Sloan   The chances of writing …
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February 3, 2023 at 1:05 AM

Ron DeSantis’s Attack on Black Studies Is Textbook Proto-Fascism

Ron DeSantis’s Attack on Black Studies Is Textbook Proto-Fascism     Barbara Ransby January 28, 2023Truthout Florida’s unapologetically racist governor, Ron DeSantis, has effectively declared war on the Black freedom movement. ,   Florida’s unapologetica…
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February 3, 2023 at 1:05 AM

When My Song “Rich People” Went Viral, It Didn’t Make Me Rich

When My Song “Rich People” Went Viral, It Didn’t Make Me Rich     Carsie Blanton January 30, 2023The Nation If making a fortune is your goal, a career in music will take you a long way—in the wrong direction. Working in the music industry today is attempting to thriv…
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February 3, 2023 at 1:05 AM

How Rising Temperatures Are Becoming a Labor Story

How Rising Temperatures Are Becoming a Labor Story     Steven Greenhouse January 19, 2023Nieman Reports Labor reporters are increasingly focusing on how extreme heat kills workers — and what should be done about it. They could focus on industry opposition to creating…
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February 3, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Nuclear Weapons and Nationalism: An Incendiary Mix

Nuclear Weapons and Nationalism: An Incendiary Mix     Andrew Lichterman January 26, 2023Andrew Lichterman The first UN General Assembly's first resolution set up a commission to bring back proposals to eliminate atomic weapons and all other weapons of mass destructi…
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February 3, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Tidbits – Feb. 2, 2023 – Reader Comments: Tyre Nichols Murder; Ilhan Omar; Rent Control; Climate Disaster; David Crosby; Making Sense of the Ukraine War and Confusion on the Left; Medical Debt; Reconstruction; Antisemitism;

Tidbits – Feb. 2, 2023 – Reader Comments: Tyre Nichols Murder; Ilhan Omar; Rent Control; Climate Disaster; David Crosby; Making Sense of the Ukraine War and Confusion on the Left; Medical Debt; Reconstruction; Antisemitism;     February 2, 2023xxxxxx Reader Comments:…
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February 2, 2023 at 4:50 AM

It’s Black History Month. Here Are 3 Things To Know About the Annual Celebration

It’s Black History Month. Here Are 3 Things To Know About the Annual Celebration     Scott Neuman February 1, 2023NPR This year the theme is Black Resistance. "African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terror…
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February 2, 2023 at 4:25 AM

New Poll: Voters Prioritize School Basics Over Culture Wars

New Poll: Voters Prioritize School Basics Over Culture Wars     American Federation of Teachers January 13, 2023AFT Poll participants are not interested in an agenda prioritizing political fights over things like book bans and limitations on how to teach about race a…
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February 2, 2023 at 4:10 AM

Americans Want Government-Run Health Care—What’s Standing in the Way?

Americans Want Government-Run Health Care—What’s Standing in the Way?     Sonali Kolhatkar January 29, 2023Independent Media Institute It’s true that the number of uninsured Americans has dropped to an all-time low. But that fact obscures the failures of our patchwor…
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February 2, 2023 at 3:55 AM

‘Massive Climate Disaster’: Groups Demand Biden Reverse Course on Willow Project

‘Massive Climate Disaster’: Groups Demand Biden Reverse Course on Willow Project     Jake Johnson February 1, 2023Common Dreams "Greenlighting the Willow Project would banish President Biden’s climate legacy to one of irreparable and downright shameful environmental …
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February 2, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Global Left Midweek – February 1, 2023

Global Left Midweek – February 1, 2023     February 1, 2023xxxxxx Dig a little deeper with new international theory Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest after Peru's former President Pedro Castillo was ousted, in Lima, Peru January 23, 2023. C…
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February 1, 2023 at 4:00 AM

Making Sense of the Ukraine War

Portside Culture Making Sense of the Ukraine War     Eric Draitser January 27, 2023Tempest In a critical assessment of this new book, reviewer Draitser challenges some widely-held views and assumptions about the Russia-Ukraine war. ,   War in Ukrai…
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February 1, 2023 at 2:10 AM

The Word That Makes Brutal Budgets Sound “Truly Evil”

The Word That Makes Brutal Budgets Sound “Truly Evil”     Ruqaiyah Zarook January 31, 2023Mother Jones Austerity was once a conservative rationale for cutting spending. Now, it’s an explanation of the consequences. , Triboro   The cuts have come even for…
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February 1, 2023 at 2:05 AM

‘Our Future Is Public’: Santiago Declaration Envisions End of Neoliberalism Death Spiral

‘Our Future Is Public’: Santiago Declaration Envisions End of Neoliberalism Death Spiral     Kenny Stancil January 27, 2023Common Dreams A new manifesto calls for building "a sustainable social pact for the 21st century" in which "our rights are guaranteed, not based…
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February 1, 2023 at 2:05 AM

What Should Rent Control Accomplish?

What Should Rent Control Accomplish?     Jared Brey January 30, 2023Governing Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is backing a return of rent control, decades after it was banned in a state referendum. But disappointment among tenant activists raises questions about what rent c…
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February 1, 2023 at 2:05 AM

Black Cops Killed Tyre Nichols. Systemic Racism Is the Death of Us All.

Black Cops Killed Tyre Nichols. Systemic Racism Is the Death of Us All.     Jeneé Osterheldt January 29, 2023The Boston Globe We live in a country where recognizing Black humanity has always been a fight. Tyre Nichols, Associated Press   Home is a lot o…
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February 1, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – January 31, 2023

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – January 31, 2023     January 31, 2023xxxxxx A reign of terror from coast to coast , AP Photo/Matt Slocum   Standing Up to Pipsqueak Hitlerboys The Tyre Nichols Murder: Facing Police Racism The Guns of January The Tortug…
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February 1, 2023 at 1:00 AM

The Responsibility of Watching

Portside Culture The Responsibility of Watching     A.O. Scott January 28, 2023The New York Times The Responsibility of Watching the video of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols challenges public complacency — and complicity. What are our duties as citizens and…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:30 AM

We Don’t Believe in Last Chances. Except This Time.

We Don’t Believe in Last Chances. Except This Time.     xxxxxx Moderators January 30, 2023xxxxxx Thank you if you responded to our fund appeal. If not, this is our last ask and your last chance. Either way, this message is for you. ,   Dear xxxxxx Reader…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:30 AM

The Police Folklore That Helped Kill Tyre Nichols

The Police Folklore That Helped Kill Tyre Nichols     David D. Kirkpatrick January 28, 2023The New Yorker A 1992 study claims that officers who show weakness are more likely to be killed. Law-enforcement culture has never recovered. Protesters take over a brid…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:20 AM

‘A Game Changing Decision’: Why Louisville Trader Joe’s Employees Voted To Unionize

‘A Game Changing Decision’: Why Louisville Trader Joe’s Employees Voted To Unionize     Ana Rocio Alvarez Brinez January 27, 2023Louisville Courier Journal The first Trader Joe’s location in the South affiliated with Trader Joe"s United. ,   Employees at…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:05 AM

When Ilhan Omar Asks Questions, Her Colleagues Should Listen

When Ilhan Omar Asks Questions, Her Colleagues Should Listen     Peter Beinart January 30, 2023New York Times She doesn’t oppose an active U.S. foreign policy. She opposes the myth — which frames so much official discourse in Washington — that American foreign polic…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Cacao Makes a Comeback in Puerto Rico

Portside Culture Cacao Makes a Comeback in Puerto Rico     Jen Ruiz January 2, 2023Modern Farmer In the 1900s, tax incentives lured major pharmaceutical corporations to the island. Puerto Ricans left the land for the office. But gourmet crops like cacao have en…
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January 31, 2023 at 1:00 AM

‘We’ll Fight Until the End’: A Journey Through the Centre of Peru’s Uprising

‘We’ll Fight Until the End’: A Journey Through the Centre of Peru’s Uprising     Tom Phillips in Sicuani January 30, 2023The Guardian Inequality, poverty and discrimination lie behind explosion of rural anger against rich Lima A demonstrator shouts slogans bef…
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January 30, 2023 at 7:20 AM

Has Earth’s Inner Core Stopped Its Strange Spin?

Has Earth’s Inner Core Stopped Its Strange Spin?     Alexandra Witze January 23, 2023Nature Earthquake data hint that the inner core stopped rotating faster than the rest of the planet in 2009, but not all researchers agree. Earth’s inner core is made mostly o…
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January 30, 2023 at 6:40 AM

Chicago’s South Side Is Heart — and Soul — of Lyric Opera’s ‘Factotum’

Chicago’s South Side Is Heart — and Soul — of Lyric Opera’s ‘Factotum’     Kyle MacMillan January 27, 2023Chicago Sun-Times The opera is among the first with an entirely Black and BIPOC cast and creative team, and it is the first to incorporate an onstage DJ as part …
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January 30, 2023 at 5:40 AM

Conservatives Have a Sketchy New Legal Plot To Ban the Abortion Pill

Conservatives Have a Sketchy New Legal Plot To Ban the Abortion Pill     Elie Mystal January 26, 2023The Nation By forum-shopping their way to a hearing before a zealot judge, conservatives hope to win an unwinnable case—and not for the first time. Matthew Kac…
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January 30, 2023 at 5:05 AM

As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares To Spread the Pain

As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares To Spread the Pain     Christopher Flavelle, Graphics by Mira Rojanasakul January 27, 2023New York Times The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Bide…
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January 30, 2023 at 4:25 AM

The Anti-Antiracist Court

The Anti-Antiracist Court     Jonathan Feingold October 24, 2022The Forum How the Supreme Court has weaponized the Fourteenth Amendment and Brown v. Board of Education against antiracism. [A decision on SFFA v. Harvard, which was heard in October 2022, is pending as …
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January 30, 2023 at 1:00 AM

‘Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches’ Will Ask ‘How Should Women Use Power?’

Portside Culture ‘Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches’ Will Ask ‘How Should Women Use Power?’     Danielle Turchiano August 10, 2022Metacritic Spaulding noted that there are two clear paths someone could take: finding new ways to wield the power or modeling the patriar…
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January 29, 2023 at 1:05 AM

A Day of Protest and Resistance Across Palestine

A Day of Protest and Resistance Across Palestine     Mariam Barghouti January 27, 2023Mondoweiss Palestinians responded to Israel's "massacre" in Jenin with protests and resistance across the West Bank, including an attack on an East Jerusalem settlement where at lea…
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January 29, 2023 at 1:05 AM

‘We’re Tired of Being Beaten’

‘We’re Tired of Being Beaten’     Gloria Oladipo January 28, 2023The Guardian Protesters across US call for justice for Tyre Nichols Protesters block traffic in Memphis, Tennessee, as they rally against the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols., Seth Herald/AF…
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January 29, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Amilcar Cabral and the South Africans

Amilcar Cabral and the South Africans     Phethani Madzivhandila January 24, 2023Africa is a Country Amilcar Cabral was assasinated 50 years ago. His influence stretched far beyond the Portuguese colonies, profoundly influencing the political struggle in South Africa…
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January 29, 2023 at 1:00 AM

German Tanks Against Russia? A Historic Mistake

German Tanks Against Russia? A Historic Mistake     Sevim Dagdelen January 20, 2023Morning Star Those now promoting the path to war with ever more, ever heavier weapons, sparing no thought for the costs, are the expression of a veritably apocalyptic mood in our socie…
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January 29, 2023 at 1:00 AM

What the Media Forgot About David Crosby

What the Media Forgot About David Crosby     Micah Sifry January 24, 2023Medium Crosby was an unreconstructed 1960s radical who kept his political commitments til he died. ,   I am a very late member of the Baby Boom generation, born in 1962. My first mu…
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January 28, 2023 at 2:35 AM

Friday Nite Videos | January 27, 2023

Friday Nite Videos | January 27, 2023     January 27, 2023xxxxxx Roy Wood Jr. Explores Police Militarization & Atlanta's "Cop City." Make the Super-rich Pay Their Fair Share. Memphis BLM Activist on Tyre Nichols' Killing. Why We All Need Subtitles Now. When Cult…
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January 28, 2023 at 1:35 AM

Trump, Russia and the Indicted Ex-FBI Agent

Trump, Russia and the Indicted Ex-FBI Agent     Timothy Snyder January 26, 2023Thinking about... Ex-FBI official McGonigal worked for a sanctioned Russian oligarch, prosecutors say. Earlier, he was in charge of investigating the Trump campaign's Russian connections.…
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January 28, 2023 at 1:10 AM

The Constitution Has a 155-Year-Old Answer to the Debt Ceiling

The Constitution Has a 155-Year-Old Answer to the Debt Ceiling     Eric Foner January 23, 2023New York Times “The validity of the public debt of the United States,” the 14th Amendment declares, “shall not be questioned.” If Congressional Republicans violate this, Pr…
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January 28, 2023 at 1:05 AM

Why CRT Belongs in the Classroom, and How To Do It Right

Why CRT Belongs in the Classroom, and How To Do It Right     Stacie Brensilver Berman, Robert Cohen, and Ryan Mills January 22, 2023History News Network If classroom realities matter at all to governors and state legislators who have imposed CRT bans on schools, they…
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January 28, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Revealed: Trump Made Secret $1M Donation to Arizona ‘Audit’ Trying To Overturn Election

Revealed: Trump Made Secret $1M Donation to Arizona ‘Audit’ Trying To Overturn Election     Brendan Fischer and Ed Pilkington January 27, 2023documented.net Arizona Republican leaders who asked Cyber Ninjas to carry out the audit publicly denied that Trump was involv…
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January 28, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Big Bird Died for Your Sins

Portside Culture Big Bird Died for Your Sins     Martín Espada January 9, 2023Virginia Quarterly Review The poet Martín Espada recounts a childhood encounter of death, mourning the loss of baseball’s Puerto Rican star, Roberto Clemente. ,   Big Bi…
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January 27, 2023 at 1:05 AM

Israeli Analysts Worry the US-Israel ‘Special Relationship’ Is Waning As American Jews Abandon Israel

Israeli Analysts Worry the US-Israel ‘Special Relationship’ Is Waning As American Jews Abandon Israel     Jonathan Ofir January 24, 2023Mondoweiss A leading Israeli think tank warns the country's “special relationship” with the US is in danger due to a progressive sh…
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January 27, 2023 at 1:05 AM

Kyrsten Sinema May Not Be Called “Senator” for Long

Kyrsten Sinema May Not Be Called “Senator” for Long     Daniel Strauss January 25, 2023The New Republic Ruben Gallego’s rollout was strong. And a credible Democratic candidate means Sinema’s path to reelection is awfully narrow. Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema …
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January 27, 2023 at 1:05 AM

‘Cancel This Failed Experiment’: Physicians Tell Biden HHS To End Medicare Privatization Pilot

‘Cancel This Failed Experiment’: Physicians Tell Biden HHS To End Medicare Privatization Pilot     Jake Johnson January 19, 2023Common Dreams The Medicare privatization program "presents a threat to the integrity of traditional Medicare, and an opportunity for corpor…
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January 27, 2023 at 1:00 AM

Older Voters Know Exactly What’s at Stake, and They’ll Be Here for Quite a While

Older Voters Know Exactly What’s at Stake, and They’ll Be Here for Quite a While     Bill McKibben and Akaya Windwood January 22, 2023New York Times Ten thousand Americans turn 60 every day, and on average we’ll live another 23 years. We’ll vote in huge numbers, as w…