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Tidbits – Oct. 27, 2022 – Reader Comments, Elections – It’s the Economy, It’s Race and Racism; Supreme Court and Democracy; Climate Change; Fascist Threat; Labor Upsurge; Transatlantic Left Dialogue and Internationalism in Our Time; More…

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Reader Comments: Elections- Economy, Race, Racism; Supreme Court, Democracy; Fascist Threat; Climate Change; Labor Upsurge; Transatlantic Left Dialogue and Internationalism in Our Time-this weekend; International Women's Conference-call papers; more

A Good Life Rule for Leftists: Never Talk to the FBI

Michael Myerson Jacobin
Being a leftist — or worse, a child of leftists — in the mid-20th century meant constant harassment from the FBI. From my childhood in the 1940s and ’50s through the upheavals of the ’60s, I only told them one thing: take a hike.

The Surveillance State Can’t Solve White Supremacy

Azadeh Shahshahani, Fatema Ahmad The Progressive Magazine
After the January 6 attack, federal surveillance programs expanded to counter white supremacist violence have made Black and brown communities their main target.

Tidbits – Sept. 15, 2022 – Reader Comments: Women’s Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Clean Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments: Women's Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Getting a Clean and Safe Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of the British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; more....

Trump Went Judge Shopping and It Paid Off in Mar-a-Lago Case

Jose Pagliery The Daily Beast
In her decision Monday, Cannon managed to cite the lone independent “statement” in a recent Supreme Court opinion from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrote that a former president like Trump does retain some executive privilege.

A Justice Department Show of Force in the Mar-a-Lago Case

Scott R. Anderson, Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes Lawfareblog
The DOJ's blistering response to Trump's request for a Special Master shows a high level of confidence about the law being on the government’s side and the damning nature of the evidence. It also shows that there’s work yet to be done.
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