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Friday Nite Videos | February 28, 2020

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“The Billionaire Election”. Mama Africa | Andrew Tosh. The Case for Bernie Sanders. The Case for Elizabeth Warren. Trump’s Flailing Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech

Kate Conger and Noam Scheiber The New York Times
Hands holding a Kickstarter United button
Engineers and others at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly to form a union, one of the first tech companies to do so. “The tech sector represents a new frontier for union organizing,” Richard Lanigan, the union’s president, said in a statement.

The Fox-Trump Coronavirus Feedback Loop

Matt Gertz Media Matters for America
The hours of Fox coverage Trump watches each day shape his worldview -- and direct his often inchoate rage

Morir Soñando

Martín Espada Rattle
“This poem is an elegy for a dear friend and mentor, Luis Garden Acosta,” writes Martin Espada, whose “activism…changed his community in Brooklyn [and] the lives of untold thousands like me.”

Civic Religion and the Secular Jew

Joshua Leifer Jewish Currents
Sanders’s secular Jewishness is among the most common forms of Jewish identity in the US, yet it is a religious identity that has never before appeared so prominently on the national political stage.