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How Everyone Got So Lonely

Zoë Heller The New Yorker
The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

Friday Nite Videos | May 6, 2022

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For Religious Right, Abortion Was a Means to Power. Alyssa Milano | Abortion Rights. Happening | Movie. Days of the Theocracy. Covid-19: Where It Came From, and Why There Are More To Come.

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Covid-19: Where It Came From, and Why There Are More To Come

Researchers who monitor emerging infectious diseases say that in the last decade the number has increased to about five per year. “It’s our human behavior and the risky things that we do that put ourselves at risk for exposure to these viruses.”

Friday Nite Videos | February 18, 2022

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Jordan Klepper Takes on Canadian Truckers. When the Levee Breaks | Playing for Change. Louisiana Senate Candidate Burns Confederate Flag. How Pandemics End. Attica - Largest Prison Uprising in US History.

How Pandemics End

As the world enters a third year of the coronavirus pandemic, people wonder when and how it will end. History offers important lessons.

Teaching in a World No Student Deserves

Belle Chesler TomDispatch
Return to Normal pushed schools to a crisis point. How do you run a school without enough staff? Zoom-learning was soul-crushingly devoid of laughter and energy of a traditional classroom and could never serve as a replacement for hands-on learning.

How We Broke the Supply Chain

David Dayen, Rakeen Mabud The American Prospect
Rampant outsourcing, financialization, monopolization, deregulation, and just-in-time logistics are the culprits. Our supply chains were designed for maximum profit rather than getting things to people, problems that arose in the pandemic folded in.

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