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Tidbits - July 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: Today's Movement; American Fascism; Carl Reiner and Black Lives Matter; Confederate Monuments; Defund the Military; Police Violence; Slavery in Illinois; Laundry Workers & COVID; Student Voting; Concert for Cuba

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Reader Comments: Today's Movement - Make It Last; American Fascism; Carl Reiner and Black Lives Matter; Confederate Monuments; Defund the Military; Police Violence; Slavery in Illinois; Laundry Workers & COVID; Student Voting; Concert for Cuba; more

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Health & Wealth

Peter Neil Carroll San Francisco Chronicle
The coronavirus reveals evils of our economic systems, the poet suggests maybe it's time for confiscating some wealth.

Treason, Shmeason: Trump Backs Fort Benedict Arnold

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
These bases are named after Confederate generals not because they personified either victory or freedom. They were named to reflect the politics of the viciously white racist South decades after the Civil War had ended.

"Reconstruction Never Ended": A Review of Eric Foner's Second Founding

Thomas Simpson Facing Today
This book argues the fight for true equality begun 150 years ago continues and draws clear connections between the limitations and loopholes written into these 19th century amendments and the most intractable debates dividing 21st century America.

Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary

Bruce Levine Jacobin
Thaddeus Stevens was born on this day in 1792. A fierce, uncompromising opponent of slavery, he was a true American revolutionary.
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