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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Heated About Health-Care Bill, Says Sen. Bill Cassidy `Lied Right to My Face'

Emily Yahr
Washington Post
"I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe. But a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery . a senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show, and he wasn't very honest," Kimmel said, kicking things off. Here's a transcript of most of Kimmel's remarks, which got heated, especially toward Cassidy - and he had a few choice words for people who will criticize him for politicizing his son's health problems.

Eight-Year-Old Football Players Kneel During National Anthem Amid St. Louis Protests

Des Bieler
Washington Post
Amid protesting in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer accused of murdering a black man after a car chase, a youth football team decided to take a knee during a pregame rendition of the national anthem. The team's coach said that the decision was made by the eight-year-olds following "a good teaching moment" about what was happening in the nearby city, and why.

Police Unions, Police Officers, and Police Abolition

Rosa Squillacote
Portside
Abolition of the carceral state is a fundamental political goal for the Left today: specifically, abolishing the carceral state’s logic and institutions. . Abolition is both a goal and a discourse: it informs the strategies we adopt, as well as the framework we use to critique the carceral state and describe alternatives.

Anti-Vietnam War Activists Comment on Burns’ Sentimental Lies About Vietnam

Lemisch; Gehan; Collins; McReynolds; Mirelowitz; Young
Portside
The current PBS series on the war in Vietnam is stirring discussion throughout the country on the U.S. war in Vietnam; the longest war in Afghanistan; and now Donald Trump's threat to use nuclear weapons to annihilate the people of North Korea. Portside readers have responded to posts about the series in emails and posts on Facebook. Here are comments by Portside readers on the Burns and Novick series. Reposting by Portside is with permission of the writers.

What Is Great about Ourselves

Pankaj Mishra
London Review of Books
Five books by neoliberal authors extolling glories that never were, the essayist eviscerates a state of mind that flatters a cosmopolitan liberal tolerance that has been more at home with nationalism, imperialism and even racism and a worldview that presupposes a chasm between civilized whites and uncivilized nonwhites. even accusing leftists of enabling racism by such affronts as squashing alleged dissimilar people together on buses, trains and subway cars.

New York Teamsters Stand For Sanctuary

Tim Goulet
SocialistWorker.org
TEAMSTERS JOINT Council 16, representing 120,000 Teamsters in 27 locals across the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island, the Hudson Valley and Puerto Rico, has declared itself a "sanctuary union."

Students in 2016: Study, Study, Vote

Nancy Thomas and Ishara Casellas Connors
The Conversation
A new study reveals that more, and more diverse, US college students voted in 2016. What are the implications for future elections?

No Justice

Shari Silberstein
US News and World Report
Missouri stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams, but why was he sentenced to die in the first place?

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