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The Strength of the Strong Force

Interactions with the Higgs field only generate about 1 percent of ordinary mass. The other 99 percent comes from phenomena associated with the strong force, the fundamental force that binds quarks into protons and neutrons that comprise the nucleus of the atoms of ordinary matter.

What’s Missing From Voting Data? Race.

Despite a mountain of evidence affirming the centrality of race in US politics, it is essentially ignored in almost all electoral analysis.

Permitting Reform Bill Flips Leverage to Progressives

A side deal with Joe Manchin attempts to approve a pipeline in his backyard and speed through permitting rules. Progressives should make their own conditions.

Defamation Suit About Falsehoods Puts Fox on Its Heels

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.

Campaigns, Inc.

Based on the true story of Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, who formed the first political consulting firm in U.S. history, "Campaigns, Inc." is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of “fake news.

Kansas To Vote on Legislature Veto Power Over Governor

Residents will vote on a ballot measure in November that would give the Legislature veto power over rules and regulations issued by Gov. Laura Kelly. The measure was proposed by Kelly’s opponent, Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Organized Plunder

In the absence of the tax dollars city governments rely on, American are now funding themselves by fining the poor instead of taxing the rich.

Ecuador Strikes Out Against Indigenous Leaders

In the aftermath of Ecuador's longest-running national strike organized by Indigenous movements, activists now face a wave of criminalization.

The Left, Labor and Inflation

We need to greatly expand the role of fiscal policy relative to monetary policy and address inflation while also promoting low unemployment, needed new investments, decent wages and a much fairer distribution of income and wealth.

Friday Nite Videos | August 12, 2022

Can Trump Can Be Indicted In 2022? Jordan Klepper vs. Wisconsin Trump Supporters. Reservation Dogs | Season 2 Official Trailer. Dive Into a Vanishing, Invisible Forest to See What Climate Has Changed. The Fall (and Rise?) of Unions in the US.
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Culture

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Red Summer

Gerry Sloan Arkansas Review
Phillips County, Arkansas, hometown of the most lynching, inspired the poet Gerry Sloan to remember the tragedy at Elaine a century ago.

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Does Classics Have a Future?

Najee Olya Los Angeles Review of Books
The academic discipline of classics is facing profound challenges from scholars that are looking to renovate its traditional focus on the "whiteness" of its subject. This study is an expression of that challenge.

Labor

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Work, Work, Work—So a Few Can Be Rich

MICHAEL D. YATES Counter Punch
Gravity on a wall:  Shut Down Capitalism Our labor has become a commodity, something bought and sold in the marketplace, no different in principle than raw materials, equipment, and the buildings that house our workplaces.

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Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 a Day Pay, Working Conditions

Alejandra Quintero Labor Notes
“They are compelled to do this,” says Alan Benjamin, a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council who heard directly from striking workers. “It's not voluntary; it's compulsory work, without proper sanitation and equipment.”

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Archie Roach | Took The Children Away

Archibald William Roach (Jan. 8 1956 - July 30, 2022) was an Australian singer, songwriter and Aboriginal activist who campaigned for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.