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Arizona Judge Reinstates Abortion Ban From 1864

Eliza Fawcett N.Y.Times
A 15-week abortion ban passed this year will take effect on Saturday. But the attorney general has argued that the near-total ban from the 19th century should take precedence.

Historic. Irrelevant? Sunday’s Italian Election

Matt Hancock Stansbury Forum
The elections are the first to occur after a referendum slashed the number of seats in parliament and happen when war rages in Europe, poverty increases, the climate crisis deepens. The descendent of Mussolini’s Fascist Party is the frontrunner.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Controversy, Scandals and New Theories

Donald Weaver The Conversation
Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. Studying beta-amyloids as abnormal proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease has not translated into a useful drug or therapy. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.

Friday Nite Videos | September 23, 2022

T**** Confuses Hannity With Wild Mar-a-Lago Excuse. The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley. Yanis Varoufakis on Europe’s Energy Crisis, Ukraine, the Queen’s Death. Rep. Raskin Blows the Roof Off the House. Armageddon Time | Movie.

Mahsa, a National Iranian Symbol of Resistance

Faribia Amini Informed Comment
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, while in the custody of Iranian morals police, has sparked a new wave of street demands for democracy. Iranian rulers are targeting the population they are most scared of: Women.