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What No Patriot Would Ever Do

“Performative patriotism” is a fancy way of describing what my father called “jelly-bellied flag flappers.”
By Joe Conason in The National Memo.

How to Fight Coronavirus and Climate Change at Once

While millions of Americans all across the country are sick and out of work, there is no question low-income communities of color are being hit harder than others.
By Julian Brave NoiseCat in Crooked Media.

Reflections on Rage and Reform

I was stunned into hand-over-mouth silence as I sat on my couch watching the murder of George Floyd.
By Sylvia A. Harvey in Type Investigations.

Essential Business

Keeping the Bronx fed in the midst of a pandemic
By Rozina Ali in Harper’s.

What Does It Mean to Defund or Abolish the Police?

Trevor Noah speaks with panelists about the recent progress of the Black Lives Matter movement, the call to defund the police, and community-based alternatives.
Featuring Mychal Denzel Smith and Josie Duffy Rice on The Daily Show.

Plague Poem

Perhaps it is best that we go away now, bundle up our tyrants, lies and balloons, our screams.
By Kata Pollitt in Lit Hub.

Paying Off Your Paid Leave

Many workers who need more sick time than they’ve accrued end up having to pay back their employers and go into ‘PTO debt.’
By Sarah Jaffe in The American Prospect.

Sephora Makes Plans to Reopen

“They have very unrealistic expectations of workers sacrificing their health so that people can buy makeup.”
By Sarah Jaffe in Dissent.

The Last 16 Days Of Robert Beaupre’s Life

“Beau” is one of about 2,400 people who have died of COVID-19 in Michigan. Texts, diaries and photos detailed his last days in remarkable detail.
By Patricia Anstett in HuffPost.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

My days have been spent inside mostly. But when I’m out for my daily walk, I delight in seeing flowers in the park by my apartment.
By Collier Meyerson in the Intelligencer.

How Much Is an Unkosher Torah Worth?

Inside the murky world of Torah appraisal and a prominent evangelical’s gift to the Museum of the Bible of thousands of unusable scrolls.
By Hella Winston in The Jewish Week.

Doulas Are Going Virtual

As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage New York City, doulas have had to adapt their methods.
By Collier Meyerson in the Intelligencer.

Welfare for Wall Street

As in 2008, the financial relief package leaves most Americans behind. It’s only a matter of time before it leads to an even bigger crisis.
By Nomi Prins in The Nation.