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Valentino Dixon, whose golf illustrations sustained him while in prison, has his murder conviction vacated after 27 years in jail - Golf Digest
A man who drew golf landscapes in prison has his murder conviction vacated after an investigation by Golf Digest showed how shaky it was.
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yesterday by pozorvlak
“Whatever’s your darkest question, you can ask me.”
A secret network of women is working outside the law and the medical establishment to provide safe, cheap home abortions.
USA  healthcare  women  pregnancy  abortion  dyi  law 
yesterday by mirthe
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Supporting frac heroes who get the job done
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yesterday by shalmaneser
Hillary Clinton: American Democracy Is in Crisis - The Atlantic
"Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back."
politics  USA  democracy 
yesterday by mirthe
[Easy Chair] | Forget About It, by Corey Robin | Harper's Magazine
“Ever since the 2016 presidential election, we’ve been warned against normalizing Trump. That fear of normalization misstates the problem, though. It’s never the immediate present, no matter how bad, that gets normalized — it’s the not-so-distant past. Because judgments of the American experiment obey a strict economy, in which every critique demands an outlay of creed and every censure of the present is paid for with a rehabilitation of the past, any rejection of the now requires a normalization of the then.”

“Whenever I said this, people got angry with me. They still do. For months, now years, I puzzled over that anger. My wife explained it to me recently: in making the case for continuity between past and present, I sound complacent about the now. I sound like I’m saying that nothing is wrong with Trump, that everything will work out. I thought I was giving people a steadying anchor, a sense that they — we — had faced this threat before, a sense that this is the right-wing monster we’ve been fighting all along, since Nixon and Reagan and George W. Bush. Turns out I was removing their ballast, setting them afloat in the intermittent and inconstant air.”
politics  usa  republican  history 
2 days ago by mike

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