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Friday Nite Videos | February 23, 2024

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Supreme Court Ethics | John Oliver. Alabama’s New Reproductive Law Considers Embryos Children. American Fiction | Movie. How 2023 Broke Our Climate Models with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Gavin Schmidt. Gaza.

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Supreme Court Ethics | John Oliver

It's really legal!!! John Oliver offers Clarence Thomas $1 million a year for life if he'll resign from the Supreme Court.

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American Fiction | Movie

Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. His outlandish “Black” book propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and madness.

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Gaza

Demand a ceasefire and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel. Video by Historians for Peace and Democracy's Israel Palestine Working Group.

The Case for Spending Way More on Babies

Annie Lowrey The Atlantic
Rx Kids has started sending $1,500 to every pregnant person in Flint, Michigan, and $500 a month for their child’s first year. It is a “prescription” against poverty, says pediatrician Hanna-Attisha. It's something the whole country should do.

Meet the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice

Payton Armstrong Media Matters for America
In an interview with a QAnon conspiracy theorist that was uploaded the same day as the Alabama Court's IVF ruling Parker claimed that “God created government” and said it’s “heartbreaking” that “we have let it go into the possession of others."

Beyoncé’s Foray Into Country Music

William Nash The Conversation
As more listeners hear her directive to “just take it to the dance floor,” perhaps the sonic harmony of the country genre will translate to a new way of thinking about whether race ought to segregate art. What a revolution that would be.