Republicans are quietly rigging election maps to ensure permanent rule | David Pepper

Republicans are quietly rigging election maps to ensure permanent rule

David Pepper

The past decade in Ohio shows how bad it can get – and how quickly. Despite the state’s voters often swinging Democratic, 75% of its congressional delegates are Republican

‘The prime culprits behind all this election rigging are the statehouses themselves – mostly anonymous elected officials who few voters know but who wield far more power than most Americans appreciate.

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Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too | Robert Reich

Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too

Robert Reich

Among my neighbors in the bluest region of the bluest county of the bluest state in America, many don’t trust big pharma or the government – or simply choose to put themselves first

Protesters hold signs during an anti-vaccination rally at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Protesters hold signs during an anti-vaccination rally at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

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Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them | Andrew Gawthorpe

Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them

Andrew Gawthorpe

Inflation is an issue of real concern to many Americans. It’s also a chance for Democrats to name and shame price-gougers

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.’ Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.

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Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power | Rick Doblin

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power

Rick Doblin

Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applications

‘Evidence indicates that psychedelic use is associated with pro-social, personal growth benefits including increased nature relatedness, potentiating conflict resolution and sustaining compassion among first responders.

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Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock | Moustafa Bayoumi

Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock

Moustafa Bayoumi

The jury reached the right verdict – even as the criminal justice system did everything it could to exonerate the three men

Supporters react after the jury reached a guilty verdict for the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Photograph: James Gilbert/EPA

Supporters react after the jury reached a guilty verdict for the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.

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This is justice of a kind. But don’t forget Ahmaud Arbery’s killers almost got away | Akin Olla

This is justice of a kind. But don’t forget Ahmaud Arbery’s killers almost got away

Akin Olla

The verdict is welcome, but it rings hollow given the underlying systems of white supremacy that have long justified the vigilante actions of Arbery’s attackers

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, reacts after the jury verdict was announced. Photograph: Getty Images

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, reacts after the jury verdict was announced.

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He Leaked U.S. Missile Secrets. It Turned Into ‘a Dark Comedy of Errors.’

A former Raytheon missile defense engineer who recently pleaded guilty to leaking U.S. military secrets claims he did so only because his desperate attempts to correct a potentially deadly software error he accidentally made went completely unheeded by authorities.
“My approach and code were not adequately reviewed,” James Robert Schweitzer told The Daily Beast in his first public comments since his arrest. “I was told to ignore the anomaly that I introduced.”
The federal government, however, saw things quite differently.

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Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this | Tayo Bero

Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this

Tayo Bero

The scale of the crisis is intimidating. But most people are already members of organizations – like our employers, universities, unions or religious groups – that are great avenues to fight for concrete climate results

‘When the staff of Amazon took to the streets to join the global climate strike in September 2019, the company agreed to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans and committed to meeting Paris goals 10 years early.

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Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this | Tayo Bero

Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this

Tayo Bero

The scale of the crisis is intimidating. But most people are already members of organizations – like our employers, universities, unions or religious groups – that are great avenues to fight for concrete climate results

‘When the staff of Amazon took to the streets to join the global climate strike in September 2019, the company agreed to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans and committed to meeting Paris goals 10 years early.

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