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Hopsopoly. Global beer mergers reach a new level.

Rob Larson
Dollars and Sense
Raising consciousness about capitalism’s predations, even in beer, could encourage a movement to socialize brewing. In a democratically managed economic system, the freewheeling ethos of the microbrew movement would be free to flourish without being blackballed out of the market by the majors, or bought out if they manage to succeed. Now that would be a happy hour!

Why the U.S. Women’s Hockey Players Are Planning to Strike

Sarah Jaffe
Dissent
There’s the Women’s March, the Women’s Strike, the Day Without a Woman, International Women’s Day, U.S. Soccer with Equal Play Equal Pay. All of that has been going on in the last couple of months and we’re now playing a role in that as the women’s hockey team.

How Democrats Lost Union Workers

Chuck Jones
Huffington Post
A map of Indiana can show you what went wrong for the Democratic Party and what’s going wrong for the country.

Sesame Street Isn’t Just for Affluent Kids

Gene B. Sperling and Danielle Lazarowitz
The Atlantic
Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for public broadcasting, which has a proven record of helping kids in poor families.

2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump's Latest Travel Ban

ALEXANDER BURNS
New York Times
But in a pointed decision that repeatedly invoked Mr. Trump’s public comments, Judge Derrick K. Watson, of Federal District Court in Honolulu, wrote that a “reasonable, objective observer” would view even the new order as “issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously neutral purpose.”

The Saintly Dr. O'Leary

Margaret Regan
Tucson Weekly
During the contentious 1983 mining strike in Morenci, a part-Irish, part-Yaqui man stood up for the little guy,

Do Outsiders Have Legal Rights?

Adam Hosein
Boston Review
The ban raises a fundamental moral question that has recurred throughout U.S. history: what rights, if any, do people considered outsiders have?

Will Trump's Plan to Roll Back Fuel Economy Regulations Help American Autoworkers?

Frank Hammer, Andrew Linhardt, Kim Brown
The Real News Network
Well, I think that the auto companies typically complain every time they're required to make either their cars safer, or in this case safer for the environment, by having better fuel efficiencies, and they will complain bitterly how expensive if it is. But we have to realize that General Motors, has been making billions of dollars a year, and that's with the introduction of the electric car, with higher efficiencies mandated by the Obama administration.

The Power of Ordinary People Facing Totalitarianism

Kathleen B. Jones
The Conversation
Since Donald J. Trump’s election, sales of George Orwell’s “1984” have skyrocketed. But so have those of “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” by a German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt’s insights into the development of totalitarianism are especially relevant to discussions of the increasing threats to U.S. democracy. Arendt’s Origins, which warns against submitting quietly to the order of the day, is an implicit call for resistance by ordinary people.

Friday Nite Videos -- March 17, 2016

Portside
'St Patrick Was an Immigrant': Message to Donald Trump. Tickling Giants | Movie. John Oliver | American Health Care Act. Colbert | A Team of Experts Get Started on Trump's Wall. Trump's Cruel Budget Caps off Bad Week.

A Rare Success Against Alzheimer's

Miia Kivipelto, Krister Håkansson
Scientific American
A gold-standard clinical trial provides evidence that diet, exercise and an active social life can help prevent cognitive decline

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