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Race, Not Abortion Was the Founding Issue of the Religious Right

Margery Eagan The Boston Globe
Though opposition to abortion is what many think fueled the powerful conservative white evangelical right, 81 percent of whom voted for Donald Trump, it was really school integration, according to Randall Balmer, chairman of the religion department

Reports: Lies, Chaos and Abuse at ICE Contractor Lockup

Robin Urevich Capital & Main
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Immigrant-detainee suicides indicate that the Stewart Detention Center and ICE are out of step with a trend in corrections to keep seriously mentally ill people out of solitary confinement.

We Are Later Abortion Patients

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The decision to terminate a pregnancy is never a political one, it is a personal one... We need to start listening to people with first-hand experience instead of talking heads, priests and politicians.

Trumpism’s Global Strategy

Calvin Cheung-Miaw and Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
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The first step...is distinguishing between Trump’s ideological narrative about America and the specific policies his administration is moving to implement. The second step is to identify Trump’s worldview...and hit at it every chance we get.

The Physics of a Perfect Pizza

Jason Daley Smithsonian Magazine
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Two physiciists and a food anthropologist analyze the secrets of the perfect pie and come up with a formula for home-use.

Violence Against Indigenous People Is Rising Across the World

Four Arrows Truthout
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“It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.” — Jair Bolsonaro, quoted in Correio Braziliense newspaper, April 12, 1998, translated.

Should We Mourn the Loss of Industrial Jobs?

James Partick Ferns Working Class Perspectives
We should, of course, avoid simplistic nostalgia for industrial work, nor should we forget its dangers and adverse health effects. Yet workers are right to remember and value many aspects of industrial employment.