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Was Ozark Actually About the Clintons?

Ryan Zickgraf Jacobin
In its last season, Ozark goes beyond family drama. It critiques the insidious ways that capitalism and political power work in America and the self-interested choices elites make to keep climbing the ladder.

The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers

Catherine Porter, Constant Méheut, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan New York Times
In 1791, enslaved Haitians did the seemingly impossible. They ousted their French masters and founded a nation. But France made generations of Haitians pay for their freedom — in cash. How much has remained a mystery, until now.

The Real Dividing Line on Abortion

Meredith Conroy, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux FiveThirtyEight
These findings line up with decades of research suggesting that views of abortion are intimately linked to how people think about motherhood, sex and women’s social roles.

AIPAC’s Dangerous New Antidemocratic Project

Ezra Oliff-Lieberman The Nation
In the name of supporting Israel, the lobbying group has created a new super PAC that is only too happy to boost candidates that threaten our democracy.

Urvashi Vaid: Our Very Own Wonder Woman

Merryn Johns Queer Forty
Longtime activist Urvashi Vaid, a leader of many LGBTQ+ and other social justice organizations, died on May 14 at age 63. The article below, an interview Vaid gave last year, is posted in tribute to her life and legacy.