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Arizona's Blue Horizons

Nathalie Baptiste
The American Prospect
With increasing Latino activism, once-Republican Arizona is becoming contested terrain, though registration still lags. Will this be the year?

How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education

Casey Quinlan
Think Progress
Although it has been more than 60 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision establishing that separate schools for white students and black students are not equal, schools in the U.S. remain very economically and racially segregated.

Remembering a Dutch Partisan

Pepijn Brandon
Jacobin
Truus Menger-Oversteegen was part of a generation that sacrificed everything to fight Nazism and build a better world.

A Debate Over the Physics of Time

Dan Falk
Quanta
According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace this “block universe” with a physical theory of time.

Striking a Blow Against Debtors' Prisons

Sue Sturgis
Facing South
In the case that sparked the Montgomery lawsuit, days an out-of-work grandmother was ordered to serve in jail because she was unable to pay old tickets and the fees charged by a private probation company hired by the city to collect fines: 31

Tim Kaine Has a Troubling Record on Labor Issues

John Nichols
The Nation
“Kaine did meet with union leaders in Madison. But he supported Virginia’s right-to-work laws during his gubernatorial campaign and his four years in office. Even the group that seeks to expand these laws [the National Right to Work Foundation] concedes Kaine did few things that troubled them.”

No NBA All-Stars in NC

Chris Kromm
Facing South
NBA's decision to pull All-Star game could have big political fallout in North Carolina

Failed Coup and the Clear and Present Danger of Turkey’s Nukes

Jonathan Marshall
ConsortiumNews
The post-coup chaos in Turkey, home to NATO’s largest nuclear weapons storage facility, is an alarming reminder about the risk of siting nuclear weapons in unstable regions where they serve no clear strategic purpose, but pose a clear and present danger. At issue is not only the obvious risks of nukes falling into unfriendly hands, but also, after the fall of the USSR, who are these hydrogen bombs, a quarter of NATO’s theater nuclear weapons, to be used against?

Friday Nite Videos -- July 22, 2016

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Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert's Late Show Desk. Elizabeth Warren: 'He Sounded Like a Two-Bit Dictator'. The Clown Has Taken Over the Party. One Year on Earth Seen From 1 Million Miles. Bob Marley | Get Up, Stand Up.

Donald Trump’s Caesar Moment

Jeff Greenfield
Politico
Detached from history and fueled by fear, his convention speech was utterly unlike anything we've heard in American politics.

We Still Need a Future to Believe In

Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Michael Moore, and others
The Nation
A forum on how to build the political revolution with Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Michael Moore, Frances Fox Piven, Robert Reich, Kshama Sawant, Josh Fox, and more.

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