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After the Virginia Disaster, the Democrats Better Get to Work

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Now more than ever, they need to keep their focus and pass their agenda. But is that what they think? Democrats need to change the topic to what they have accomplished while in power. But of course they have to accomplish it first.

Tidbits - Nov. 4, 2021 - Reader Comments: Virginia election, CRT and Slavery; Military Spending; Covid Vaccines; Facebook Fraud; New York's Taxi Drivers Win; How to Strike and Win; Children of the Holocaust; The Young Lords; Stanley Aronowitz; more

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Reader Comments: Virginia election, CRT and Slavery; Build Back Better; Military Spending; Covid Vaccines; Facebook Fraud; New York's Taxi Drivers Win; Resources: How to Strike and Win; Children of the Holocaust; The Young Lords; Stanley Aronowitz;

Tidbits - Oct. 28, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Congress Members & White House Plotted Jan. 6 Insurrection; Military Spending Higher than Ever; Kyrsten Sinema; Trump Tax Cuts; Critical Race Theory; Larry Itliong; New film - Cuba in Africa; more

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Reader Comments: GOP Congress Members & White House Plotted Jan. 6 Insurrection; Military Spending Higher than Ever; Kyrsten Sinema; Secret Conservative Group Pushed Trump Tax Cuts; Critical Race Theory; Larry Itliong; New film - Cuba in Africa;

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The Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition

Annette Gordon-Reed New York Review of Books
W.E.B. Du Bois’s exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition offered him a chance to present a “graphical narrative” of the dramatic gains made by Black Americans since the end of slavery.

Outlawing the Truth

Adam Sanchez The Progressive
Three things that could become illegal in my Philadelphia classroom if Pennsylvania House Bill 1532 becomes law: analyzing the original text of the U.S. Constitution, reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s writing, and discussing inequitable school funding

Culture War in the Classroom

Leo Casey Dissent
It is time for educators to go on the offensive against the conservative campaign to ban “critical race theory” from schools. The story of American democracy cannot be told without according a central role to the Black freedom struggle.
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