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The Long Hand of Slave Breeding, Redux

JoAnn Wypijewski CounterPunch
Unfinished in 1865 and unfinished today, the 13th Amendment says to every woman: You are heir in your person to a promise of universal freedom, that recognizes an individual’s right to her life, her labor, her body and self-possession all as one.

Ideas To Postpone the End of the World

Aileen Cassinetto, et al Speak Poetry
California poet Aileen Cassinetto, Laureate of San Mateo, brings ecopoetry to youth activists fighting to save the living planet Earth.

Say Hello to Sagittarius A*, the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

Chris Impey The Conversation
On May 12, 2022, astronomers on the Event Horizon Telescope team released an image of a black hole called Sagittarius A* that lies at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Chris Impey, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, explains how the team got this image and why it is such a big deal.

Friday Nite Videos | May 13, 2022

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George Carlin on Abortion and 'The Sanctity of Life.' Hakeem Jeffries Dismantles Clarence Thomas. Waterman | Documentary w/ Jason Mamoa. A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole. Abortion Ruling | John Oliver.

The Afterlife of George Carlin

Dave Itzkoff New York Times
Nearly 14 years after his death, George Carlin's provocative humor is embraced by people as searingly honest commentary on the hottest issues of the day and as a moral compass

When Did the Ruling Class Get Woke?

Ishan Desai-Geller The Nation
A conversation with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on his new book Elite Capture, which investigates the co-option of identity politics and the importance of coalitional organizing.

Supreme Court: Concealed Carry May Be Next

Michael Waldman Brennan Center for Justice
It's not only on abortion that the justices’ understanding of the Constitution is at odds with respect for the rights of citizens. They're about to rule on a big Second Amendment case as well.