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The New Rightwing Laws Taking Effect in Texas

Ed Pilkington The Guardian
Hundreds of new state laws come into effect on 1 September, including attacking trans rights, further limiting abortion and pushing back climate efforts

Constrain the Court—Without Crippling It

Laurence H. Tribe New York Review
Critics of the Supreme Court think it has lost its claim to legitimacy. But proposals for reforming it must strike a balance with preserving its power and independence, which remain essential to our constitutional system.

A Brief History of the Ku Klux Klan Acts

Joseph Patrick Kelly The Conversation
The 1870s laws passed by the Reconstruction Congress to enforce 14th Amendment rights and to protect Black voters, ignored for decades, are now being used against Trump.

FBI for Abuses Surveillance Tool 278,000+ Times

Jessics Corbett Common Dreams
"The FBI's systematic misuse of these resources proves that it (and the rest of the federal government) simply can't be trusted to wield this sort of power," said one campaigner. "Let 702 die."

Tidbits – Dec. 29, 2022 – Reader Comments: Trump Ethics; Labor’s Medicare Privatization; Franco Harris and Vietnam Peace Movement; 9 to 5, Organizing Woman Workers; GOP’s Santos Clause; AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conf

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Reader Comments: Trump Ethics; Labor and Medicare Privatization; Franco Harris and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement; 9 to 5 and Organizing Woman Workers; GOP's "Santos Clause"; 2023 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

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The Autoworker Who Transformed California

Nelson Lichtenstein, Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Paul Schrade, 1924 - 2022, devoted his life to building an America and a California that enjoyed broadly shared prosperity and racial egalitarianism. It’s that for which he should be remembered.

Race Is Always on the Ballot

Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler Waging Nonviolence
While we breathe a collective sigh of relief that a "red wave" did not manifest, the fight for civil rights and inclusion is far from over.
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