Do You Believe the Eclipse Is Going to Happen?

Do You Believe the Eclipse Is Going to Happen?
By James Hamblin

August 16, 2017 at 12:10PM
via The Atlantic http://ift.tt/2x4HUSn

«In fact the entire politico-scientifico-corporate power structure is aligned behind the eclipse. This includes the mainstream media. How many news stories have you read about how the eclipse won’t happen?»

Trump Promises Charlottesville 5 New Dog Whistle Factories by 2020

Trump Promises Charlottesville 5 New Dog Whistle Factories by 2020
By Ella Gale

August 16, 2017 at 07:00AM
via The Hard Times http://ift.tt/2uIOIsf

«The new whistles, manufactured in factories which will employ 10,000 people according to early economic reviews touted by the administration, will feature a unique design never before seen in the dog whistle community.»

What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa
By Peter Beinart

August 16, 2017 at 05:00AM
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Why slippery slope arguments should not stop us from removing Confederate monuments

Why slippery slope arguments should not stop us from removing Confederate monuments
By Ilya Somin

August 15, 2017 at 10:28PM
via The Volokh Conspiracy http://ift.tt/2vCfG3A

«One crucial distinction it misses is that few if any monuments to Washington, Jefferson and other slaveowning Founders were erected for the specific purpose of honoring their slaveholding. By contrast, the vast majority of monuments to Confederate leaders were erected to honor their service to the Confederacy, whose main reason for existing was to protect and extend slavery.»

The Real Story Behind All Those Confederate Statues

The Real Story Behind All Those Confederate Statues
By Kevin Drum

August 15, 2017 at 08:51PM
via Kevin Drum – Mother Jones http://ift.tt/2w8Iimz

«Yes, these monuments were put up to honor Confederate leaders. But the timing of the monument building makes it pretty clear what the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks. They were mostly built during times when Southern whites were engaged in vicious campaigns of subjugation against blacks, and during those campaigns the message sent by a statue of Robert E. Lee in front of a courthouse was loud and clear.»

Advice For White Men When Talking About Racism and Sexism

Advice For White Men When Talking About Racism and Sexism
By Nancy LeTourneau

August 15, 2017 at 10:01AM
via Washington Monthly http://ift.tt/2vAh4nd

« «Mi novia says that it really frustrates White people that no matter how much they know or want to know, there may be an area of experience or knowledge that they cannot access. Bingo, Gringo.

This is another way of saying White Privilege.» »

White Supremacy Is the Opioid That’s Destroying America

White Supremacy Is the Opioid That’s Destroying America
By Corey Richardson

August 14, 2017 at 05:05PM
via Very Smart Brothas http://ift.tt/2wJZbkt

«From the invention of race to the stratification of class in this country, America has always had a problem with a certain kind of white stuff. You see, in America, whiteness has always had some enhancing benefits derived from its acquisition, but white supremacy gives its users a little something extra. Something that hasn’t been stepped on. That raw, uncut high that makes its users feel like they have super powers.»

Local Creep Way Too Supportive of Lesbian Lifestyle

Local Creep Way Too Supportive of Lesbian Lifestyle
By Drew Goter

August 13, 2017 at 06:00AM
via The Hard Times http://ift.tt/2uBXRPm

Chart of the Day: Tax Rates on the Rich and the Rest of Us

Chart of the Day: Tax Rates on the Rich and the Rest of Us
By Kevin Drum

August 8, 2017 at 10:28AM
via Kevin Drum – Mother Jones http://ift.tt/2vfwT2s

Massive Rise Of Top Incomes Is Mostly Driven By Capital

Massive Rise Of Top Incomes Is Mostly Driven By Capital
By Matt Bruenig

August 9, 2017 at 08:57AM
via People’s Policy Project http://ift.tt/2hISlZ0