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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: A coup AND a pandemic? Sure, why not…

    Quickies: A coup AND a pandemic? Sure, why not…

    If you are in the United States right now, and on the internet, every other site is already pestering you to remember to vote. So, I’m not going to do that. But… The election is big on my mind and in my news feed this week. Preparing for a coup is not something that I thought I’d be doing, but…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Civility and protest in the face of challenges to our democracy…

    Quickies: Civility and protest in the face of challenges to our democracy…

    It’s Friday, and today, I have some longer, more thoughtful reads bookmarked for the quickies. Civility is Overrated – at The Atlantic, Adam Serwer digs into the history of how Reconstruction failed Black Americans and how the false veneer of political civility has often masked rampant oppression and violence in this country. “The true threat to America is not an…

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