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August 30, 2016
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Today’s Links August 30, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

  • Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his
    What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what’s really un-American here.
  • Paul Krugman: The economy of race prevents Medicare and Obamacare expansion
    Medicaid expansion, Krugman noted, disproportionately benefits nonwhite Americas, and voters in red states — particular the white ones — “don’t like the idea of helping neighbors who don’t look like them.” Instead, they elect politicians who paper over racism with the thin clapboard “fiscal responsibility” and deny access to healthcare to millions in their states.
  • The debate about trigger warnings and safe spaces isn’t really about free speech
    This debate is not really about pure free speech. No argument ever is. It’s about speech norms and who gets to set them. I think a coherent argument can be made that since colleges are institutions, the institutional authorities rather than the students ought to get to set them. That’s the way institutions work. But it’s a very different argument than free speech, if I may be so unsafe as to say.
  • Who Is Ultimately Responsible For The Vicious Hack Targeting Leslie Jones?
    If you’re a white man who believes that minorities and women are seizing too much of the power once reserved for other white men, Leslie Jones is the most dangerous woman on the internet.

August 25, 2016
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Today’s Links August 25, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

August 19, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Trump Takes “Alt” Out of “Alt-Right”

Wingnut Week In Review: Trump Takes “Alt” Out of “Alt-Right”

Donald Trump’s announcement of his new campaign team completes the process of bringing white supremacists and white nationalists from the extreme fringe into the mainstream of American conservatism and the GOP, which began when Donald Trump started his campaign.

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August 18, 2016
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Today’s Links August 18, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

August 17, 2016
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Today’s Links August 17, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

August 12, 2016
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Today’s Links August 12, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

August 11, 2016
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Today’s Links August 11, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 28, 2016
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Today’s Links July 28, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 27, 2016
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Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention. Yet it should never have been necessary.

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July 27, 2016
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Today’s Links July 27, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.