politics

  • Quickies
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    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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  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Catch up on impeachment, or just a good book…

    It’s Friday! There are so many threads to the impeachment story, so I’m quite glad that NPR’s Up First podcast put together a nice, logical, timeline of the events that led up to now. Or at least til Nov 2, when it posted. As the NPR Politics Podcast always reminds us, “Things may have changed by the time you hear…

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  • Quickies
    "If you're not angry, you're not paying attention"

    Quickies: White supremacy, misogyny, and gun violence in America

    Everything is shit and I am tired. A Former FBI Whistleblower Explains Why the Federal Government Is Failing on Domestic Terrorism—And How to Fix It – “It’s a matter of Justice Department policy that deprioritizes this white supremacist violence. As a matter of policy, the Justice Department defers the investigation of hate crimes to state local law enforcement agencies… but…

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  • Activism

    California Senate Says Show Us Your Taxes or Stay Off Our Ballot

    The California State Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that tells Trump to put up or STFU. The Bill approved in a 27-10 vote, (all 10 republicans voted no – shocking to literally no-one) now goes to Governor Newsom for his approval and signature. Republicans are trying to spin the story by saying that this would be bad for…

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  • Activism

    Popper and the Paradox of Tolerance

    In the days since the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, there has been a new addition to the online/social-media meta-discourse on the problem of protected political speech in the context of the open and ongoing resurgence of white nationalism and Nazi iconography in American politics. It is a series of memes based on Karl Popper’s idea of the “Paradox of Tolerance,”…

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  • Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Non-Christian Scouts, Staying Strong, and a Free Press

    Sunday Funny: Endangered Species: Protect’em all! (via Bird and Moon) Teen Skepchick The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts Non-Christian alternatives don’t mean anything if no one knows about them. Mad Art Lab Nolite te bastardes carborundorum Amy makes art inspired by Margaret Atwood’s disturbingly relevant novel from 1985. Trump Bans Press that Reports Facts He Doesn’t Like A free press…

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  • Featured

    A Tale of Two Sessions

    What’s new in the wacky world of authoritarian-republican-American-regimes? Well, thanks for asking! On Tuesday night Trump managed to read his way through a TelePrompTer speech while actually wearing a suit that fit! This allowed your average cable TV news watcher to view him as almost human! Oh the joy Fox News must have felt that night as 45 reached the…

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  • Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Building Walls, #NotAllWhiteWomen, Fundamental Truths About Trump’s America, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Some new definitions. (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick What Does a Wall Mean to You? When we build walls, are we protecting or isolating ourselves? Race and Religion Making assumptions about someone’s religion based on their race is understandable, but it can get you into trouble. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Complex Singing on the Golden Records The Voyager…

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