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Opinion | A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He’s Gay. And the Justices Don’t Care. - The New York Times
Another said that jurors knew he was gay and “thought that he shouldn’t be able to spend his life with men in prison.” A third recounted hearing that if the jury did not sentence Mr. Rhines to death, “if he’s gay, we’d be sending him where he wants to go.”
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9 hours ago by tkmharris
ROAR Magazine: The Long Shadow of May ’68
After 2011, it became clear that in today’s globalized and financialized world, class struggle is alive and well—even if its forms have changed in a number of important ways as a result of the transformations of capitalism and work over the past four decades. Contemporary class struggles still fundamentally revolve against the opposition between those who own capital and those who have to sell their labor power in order to survive, but they no longer take place exclusively at the point of production (they arguably never did, but this was nevertheless long the privileged site of struggle for the dominant Marxist and anarcho-syndicalist traditions). Today’s struggles also crucially unfold in the relationship between debtors and creditors; between tenants and landlords; between taxpayers and state financiers. The field of action, in short, has become significantly greater and much more complex to navigate.
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10 hours ago by petej
BBC - Future - The surprising reason people change their minds
research shows that our views, even on politics, are changing all the time – just not for the reasons you’d expect.
psychology  politics  philosophy  rhetoric  fallacy 
10 hours ago by kexrex
LBO News from Doug Henwood | Insta-punditry on political economy.
LBO = "Left Business Observer." Henwood seems to be an expert at researching and interpreting statistics, and brings a point of view to it.
news  politics  economics  blog 
11 hours ago by JJLDickinson
A long time ago when I was in college I was lucky enough to play in a great D&D campaign called (by the players, anyway) Catholic World. Eric was a superb GM. It was a low magic, high morals world. I don't think any of us ever scored a +1 weapon, but we knew right from wrong. 1/
IFTTT  Pocket  d&d  politics 
12 hours ago by neverminding
Important to remember "Build the Wall" was a concept tested out by Cambridge Analytica to see if it would help Trump win the election - they found people liked it, so he used it. There's no research to show it will be of any real help with immigration issues. It's a catch phrase.
IFTTT  Pocket  politics 
12 hours ago by neverminding
For the fourth straight day there was no WH briefing. No officials to explain how the admin plans to return the separated kids to their parents. This is how the briefing room looks.. a few reporters waiting for answers that aren’t coming yet. #whereistheplan #whereispresssec
IFTTT  Pocket  politics 
12 hours ago by neverminding
Why We Don’t Read, Revisited | The New Yorker
It’s possible that a compositional effect explains the decline of reading in America. Maybe, for example, as more women have entered the workforce, their full-time employment has left them with less leisure to read. It’s easy to check such a hypothesis by parsing the data from the American Time Use Survey according to gender. Women read more than men, it turns out, but time spent reading has declined steadily for both genders. If you break down the data according to employment status, meanwhile, you see that the unemployed do read more, but they, part-timers, and full-timers all read steadily less as the decade went forward. The same applies when you break down the data by race and ethnicity or by age; you see differences in the amount of reading, but a decline is taking place in almost every subgroup.
america  books  politics 
13 hours ago by sandykoe

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