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 2022-01-17 16:08 

MSNBC

Biden admin clears out another controversial Trump holdover...

The Biden administration's efforts to remove Trump administration holdovers clearly aren't done quite yet....

 2022-01-17 16:03 

Talking Points Memo

Virginia's New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War...

Enter a brand new addition to Republicans' war on schools requiring students and faculty to wear masks on campus. Freshly inaugurated Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Sunday threatened to use state...Enter a brand new addition to Republicans' w...

 2022-01-17 15:58 

NBC

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On MLK Day, Biden pushes voting rights bills as Senate prepares for fight...

On MLK Day, Biden pushes voting rights bills as Senate prepares for fight...

 2022-01-17 15:51 

MSNBC

Rabbi held hostage at Texas synagogue speaks out on escaping after 11-hour standoff...

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker went on...

 2022-01-17 15:50 

Washington Post

Ohio voters asked for fairness in redistricting. They didn't get it....

A new redistricting commission failed its first test and the Ohio Supreme Court said the legislative and congressional district maps must be redrawn....

 2022-01-17 15:41 

MSNBC

Texas AG Ken Paxton accused of breaking law (yes, again)...

Just when it seemed things couldn't get worse for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, he's been accused of breaking yet another law....

 2022-01-17 15:10 

MSNBC

We're looking to get back to status quo on voting rights, says professor...

Professor Peniel Joseph discusses the push for voting rights and the restrictive measures some states have placed on voting. Dr. Joseph also discusses Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy....

 2022-01-17 15:10 

New Statesman

Why the government's plan to use the Navy against Channel migrants sounds familiar...

To divert attention from the latest scandal, ministers are repeating empty immigration announcements made many times before....

 2022-01-17 15:00 

Daily Kos

Why doesn't the government mandate an annual flu shot? The answer can be found in one word...

During the Supreme Court's hearing on the validity of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch directed a question at the attorneys concerning why the U.S. doesn't have similar mandates for flu vaccines. "We have flu vac...

 2022-01-17 14:55 

Slate Magazine

Winter Storm Slamming East Coast Causes Massive Power Outages, Flight Cancellations...

Parts of New England, New York state, Ohio, and Pennsylvania were forecast to receive a foot of snow on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday....

 2022-01-17 14:52 

New Statesman

The Conservative Party should never be forgiven for enabling Boris Johnson's ascent...

The Tories have forfeited all rights to be seen as the party of law and order, of moral rectitude and of decency....

 2022-01-17 14:49 

Crooks and Liars

Let's Note The Traditional Hypocrisy Of GOP On MLK Day...

This is Martin Luther King day, and it's always a day of mixed messages, consisting mostly of talk without significant progress, a tsunami of hypocrisy from Republicans, and a deliberate misreading by racists of his radical message of equality. Like t...

 2022-01-17 14:45 

NBC

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At Ground Zero for 2024, Trump spins lies and conspiracy theories...

At Ground Zero for 2024, Trump spins lies and conspiracy theories...

 2022-01-17 14:24 

MSNBC

'Part of a much larger conspiracy': Investigation into 16 Michigan Republicans...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel discusses the investigation of 16 Republican lawmakers for submitting a document falsely claiming that former President Trump won the election....

 2022-01-17 14:20 

MSNBC

Virginia's Youngkin wastes no time in setting an unfortunate course...

At his inauguration, Youngkin declared,...

 2022-01-17 14:10 

Talking Points Memo

Did Trump Test The Boundaries Of Presidential Immunity On Jan. 6? A Judge Will Soon Decide...
 2022-01-17 14:02 

Crooks and Liars

'Centrist' Gov. Youngkin Signs Exec Order To Ban School Masks...

Newly inaugurated Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, the hedge funder and father of a teenage son who tried to vote illegally, has signed a slew of executive orders that include a mask ban in schools. Youngkin begins term as Virginia governor with executiv...

 2022-01-17 14:00 

Daily Kos

'Slavery, that wretched institution, shaped the Capitol,' Booker says. It shaped the country...

When I report on police brutality, inequity in public education, or the need for criminal justice reform, it's not to keep a daily account of unconnected, singular examples of bias. It's to provide so many examples of inequity that explaining thos...

 2022-01-17 13:46 

Vox

A physicist's lessons about race, power, and the universe...

In her book The Disordered Cosmos, Black queer scientist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein argues that physics can be more universal....

 2022-01-17 13:43 

CBS News

Youngkin begins term as Virginia governor with executive actions on critical race theory, masks in schools...

Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia's 74th governor Saturday....

 2022-01-17 13:40 

MSNBC

Another GOP member of the Impeachment 10 heads for the exits...

In theory, Republican Rep. John Katko has a compelling reason to run for re-election, but we know why he's retiring anyway....

 2022-01-17 13:38 

MSNBC

Jon Meacham: MLK legacy should be an inspiration to keep moving...

Historian Jon Meacham joins Morning Joe to discuss the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr....

 2022-01-17 13:30 

Daily Kos

Ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the civil rights leader's life and legacy through acts of service and education. For example, national parks will waive entrance fees for the day and some state parks offer free admission as well as volunteer ...

 2022-01-17 13:30 

Vox

How to sponsor an Afghan refugee family...

Americans have an incredible new opportunity to do good....

 2022-01-17 13:20 

Washington Post

Swing-district Democrats in need of a midterm reboot push leadership to break up BBB...

These members have argued to House leaders that holding votes on narrow measures such as curbing prescription drug costs and extending the child tax credit would help Democrats make a case that they can improve voters' lives....

 2022-01-17 13:15 

Crooks and Liars

Did Trump Just Confirm He Asked GOP To Steal Election For Him?...

I tuned into the Trump rally for about ten minutes the other night, and was stunned to hear him complaining that Republicans wouldn't cooperate in his attempt to steal the election. "We have more people than they do," he said about the Democra...

 2022-01-17 13:14 

Crooks and Liars

QAnon Leader Tries To Convince Followers Trump Isn't A 'Body Double'...

Ron Watkins, a leader of the QAnon movement, scrambled to convince his followers that the man who spoke at former President Donald Trump's rally on Saturday was not a "body double." While attending Saturday's Trump rally in Arizona, Rollin...

 2022-01-17 13:03 

MSNBC

Electoral act reform picks up support; Sen. Romney says he never got call on Biden election reform...

Support in Washington is growing for how Congress tallies Electoral College votes, and Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday said the president never called him on 'election reform'. The Morning Joe panel discusses....

 2022-01-17 13:00 

Vox

One Good Thing: ABC's Abbott Elementary breathes new life into the mockumentary...

The terrific new comedy remixes The Office to great, funny effect....

 2022-01-17 12:57 

MSNBC

Reflecting on Jan. 6, Trump pushes weird new conspiracy theory...

One year after the Jan. 6 riot, Trump has identified what he considers the truly important detail about the deadly events....

 2022-01-17 12:53 

The Daily Beast

No-Vax Novak Djokovic Lands in Native Serbia to Hero's Welcome...

The world's no. 1 ranked men's tennis player was deported from Australia over his vaccination status....

 2022-01-17 12:50 

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Monday...

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day Once again we're thankful, and rather awestruck, by what he accomplished for Black America—and, consequently, all of America—in his way-too-short life. He was flawed, as all humans are. But he had that stub...

 2022-01-17 12:48 

Crooks and Liars

Mike's Blog Round-Up...

Above, Harry Styles Covers Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer , which seems like a good way to start our week: we need to take a sledgehammer to all the Republican machinations that are destroying our democracy. Left Jabs tells us about Consumer Power and t...

 2022-01-17 12:48 

The Atlantic

Where Marx Meets Migos...

The rap trio's usage of bougie preserves the philosopher's original intention....

 2022-01-17 12:48 

Crooks and Liars

Cristina Garcia Is The Best Candidate For CA42...

CA-42 is a new, open blue district in the southeast corner of L.A. County and residents have a big decision to make between a well-funded DINO, Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia and a grassroots champion, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia . She's a progressi...

 2022-01-17 12:44 

The Atlantic

The Rise of Anti-anti-vax Politics...

As patience with the pandemic wanes, leaders in widely vaccinated democracies are deploying a new political strategy....

 2022-01-17 12:36 

New Statesman

What would a Russian assault on Ukraine look like?...

Vladimir Putin has likely invested too much to back down without getting something in return....

 2022-01-17 12:30 

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered...

Bob Wachter MD /Twitter: Some folks are a bit confused about why things are likely to be much safer in a month than now not why virus will peak & fall (we don't entirely know) but why the risk to individuals will plummet & with that, why activities th...

 2022-01-17 12:29 

Daily Kos

Cartoon: Checking in on Parallel Earth...

As always, if you enjoy this work, please consider helping me keep it sustainable by joining my weekly newsletter, Sparky's List!...

 2022-01-17 12:27 

New Statesman

Boris Johnson's desperate policy blitz won't help the Tories...

The Prime Minister is picking an unpopular battle with the BBC at a time when he is already perilously weak....

 2022-01-17 12:25 

New Statesman

From the NS archive: Jazz music...

5 February 1921: There is a large commercial demand for music, but not for genius....

 2022-01-17 12:21 

New Statesman

Shield, shrug and shaft: the corporate strategy keeping Boris Johnson in office...

The Prime Minister is clinging to power with the familiar tools of corporate malfeasance....

 2022-01-17 12:18 

The Daily Beast

Girl, 10, Thrown Down 40ft-Well by Alleged Sex Attacker...

The 28-year-old perpetrator tried to rape the young girl near her home in India before he allegedly pushed her into a deep well....

 2022-01-17 12:18 

The Atlantic

The COVID-Risk Social Contract Is Under Negotiation...

When is it morally acceptable for one person to subject another to risk? Is it okay to walk into a bar if you might sicken someone who might need hospital care?...

 2022-01-17 12:11 

The Atlantic

How Manchin and Sinema Completed a Conservative Vision...

A nationwide standard of voting rights now seems like a pipe dream....

 2022-01-17 12:00 

The Atlantic

We Booped the Sun...

For such a familiar celestial body, the sun is still very mysterious—but we're getting closer to it than ever before....

 2022-01-17 12:00 

Vox

TV's buzziest shows aren't trying to trick viewers anymore...

Succession, Yellowjackets, and other critically acclaimed shows are leaving the mystery box behind. That's a good thing....

 2022-01-17 11:47 

New Statesman

"The space economy will be huge": the woman helping to keep Britain in the new space race...

Philippa Davies, head of engineering at Reaction Engines, is helping build the technology behind a new economy....

 2022-01-17 11:10 

Vox

Could a 54-year-old civil rights law be revived?...

Decades after Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight, American cities still segregate communities by race and class....

 2022-01-17 11:04 

New Statesman

Could Silvio Berlusconi become Italy's next president?...

The upcoming presidential election could be a turning point for the country....

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