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Friday Nite Videos | April 9, 2021

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The “Dark Money” Playbook. Nina Simone | Backlash Blues. How a Billionaire Team Owner Pays a Lower Tax Rate Than LeBron James. What’s in the 4% of Our DNA That Makes Us Different From Chimps? Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause.

Friday Nite Videos | May 28, 2021

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Prosecutor in Trump Case Convenes Grand Jury to Consider Indictments. Knockin' on Heaven's Door | Playing for Change. Dark Money Group Is Writing Voter Suppression Laws. When Earth Was a Planet of the Apes. Chile: Left and Independent Forces Win Big.

Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Is Writing Voter Suppression Laws

In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the country.

Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths

Sarah Lazare Working In These Times
Amid this crisis, a small army of right-wing think tanks and conservative organizations is cynically invoking the plight of the downtrodden to make the case for swiftly reopening the economy and sending workers into deadly conditions.

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How the Birthplace of the American Labor Movement Just Turned on its Unions

Lydia DePillis The Washington Post
Last week, the Republican-controlled legislature in West Virginia overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, making the measure officially law. The story of how West Virginia got to that point is a boiled-down version of the changes America has undergone over the past half-century — the pain of de-industrialization, the shift in political power, the casting about for anything that might create jobs.
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