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You Should Read - Aug 5

You Should Read - Aug 5

Better late than never.

Cassandra Speaks

Jerusalem Post Jews, Non-Christians Not Part of Conservative Movement - GOP Candidate Consultant

OnlySky ‘The Great Replacement’: How New Atheists Spread a White Nationalist Theory

The Intercept Bank of America Memo, Revealed: “We Hope” Conditions for American Workers Will Get Worse

Salon Blake Masters, a Mini Trump, Has a Plan to Privatize (Almost) Everything Everywhere
This is the guy Peter Thiel has pinned his new hopes—and money—on.

The New Yorker State Legislatures Are Torching Democracy: Even in moderate places like Ohio, gerrymandering has let unchecked Republicans pass extremist laws that could never make it through Congress.

The Huffington Post FBI Director Details ‘Crazy’ Rise In Politically Motivated Violence Across US: The FBI's Christopher Wray said it feels like every day I’m getting briefed on someone throwing a Molotov cocktail at someone.
The FBI is obsessed with imaginary antifa violence (unsubtle “Molotov cocktail” reference) and Wray literally leans into a “both sides” false equivalence.

Collected Ephemera

@tzimmer_history Let's talk about the Forward Party (a Twitter thread about the disingenuous 3rd party founded by Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman)

Harvard Business Review Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

The Daily Beast The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929

Vox How state governments are reimagining American public housing

All That Is Interesting The Little-Known Story Of The Time Mr. Rogers Sued The KKK

Rolling Stone Her Team Helped Beat Back Kansas’ Abortion Ban. Here’s What She Wants Other States to Know: After a landslide win in Kansas, Ashley All reflects on how the pro-choice movement won in her state and how that victory can be duplicated.
There are so many smart, inspiring women leaders making tangible and significant progress fighting the fascist tide. And they are (mostly) working outside the traditional structures of the Democratic Party. Wonder why that is?

Native News Online Oglala Sioux Tribe Temporarily Suspends All Christian Missionary Work

Conversationalist The Prodigal Techbro The tech-executive-turned-data-justice-warrior is celebrated as a truth-telling hero, but there’s something a bit too smooth about this narrative arc.

Boston Review Dying of Whiteness: State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution.

TorrentFreak “You Wouldn’t Steal…” Research Shows Why Many Anti-Piracy Messages Fail

PsyPost Study Identifies a Robust Tendency to Underestimate How Much Others Appreciate Being Reached Out To
Focus group of one, but when considering whether to contact someone I haven't interacted with in a while, I'm always worried I'll be viewed as a bother.

The Guardian Ghosts of My Life by Mark Fisher – ferociously intelligent cultural insights: The late writer and academic has become a hero of leftwing criticism and this reissued essay collection amply demonstrates why.

I finally got around to watching Arrival this weekend. Highly recommended.