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What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture

Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer
The wide-ranging executive order focuses on fair and open competition in various sectors of the economy and aims to boost competition and review monopolies across a handful of industries.

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

Aaron Giovannone Jacobin
This year, the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys turns twenty. The program’s refusal to patronize its marginal, working-class characters was key to its comedic and popular success, and won it a special place in our hearts.

Professor Bullhead & Critical Race Theory

Peter Neil Carroll newversenews.com
The denial of racism in education is hardly new, as poet Peter Neil Carroll presents the story of a Native American reformer.

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.

Donald Trump as Wannabe Führer

Lloyd Green The Guardian
This book, the second on Trump written by this pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, "pulls back the curtain on the handling of Covid-19, the re-election bid and its chaotic and violent aftermath."

The Movies Are Back. But What Are Movies Now?

A.O. Scott The New York Times
Cinephiles and streaming fans can both claim victory. But as we better understand the new screen culture taking shape, it looks like we may all lose in the long run.

Profit

Tunde Wey Tunde Wey Essay
Small farmers of indigenous foods lose income to capitalist food production, which creates ostensibly cheaper substitutes and stigmatizes indigenous food as unhealthy, inconvenient to produce, environmentally degrading, or inferior in taste.

Lost in Space

Leah Mueller Rattle
Billionaire Bezos may be flying into space, but Arizona poet Leah Mueller can’t help but wonder what happens if he never returns. “Would that be a relief? Would anyone really miss him?”

How Utterly Depraved! The American Government’s Murder of Ethel Rosenberg

Deborah Friedell London Review of Books
Ethel Rosenberg never abetted Soviet intelligence. Nor did Julius enable Russia’s atom bomb development. Yet in the overheated cold war and Korean intervention climate, they were singularly executed. The book under review details the graphic story.