“Those boys were just cannon fodder. And for what?”
Prison litigation as a conduit for resistance
On paper, legislators passed the Prison Litigation Reform Act to halt what congresspeople erroneously called an epidemic of “meritless” prisoner-initiated lawsuits clogging court dockets. But the law’s effect — crushing imprisoned people’s access to the courts and limiting the federal courts’ power to remedy heinous prison conditions, especially via population control orders — was to severely narrow a key terrain of struggle for imprisoned people fighting not only for relief from abusive treatment and inhumane conditions, but also against the expansion of an intensifying regime of racialized mass imprisonment.
Everyone on TV was just going through the motions. It felt like watching the death spiral of civilization.
What is missing is a motive
I could not direct you to the key evidence that exonerates the Wuhan Institute, and it might not exist. But this is also the crucial point. There are too many lacunae in the lab-leak explanation for the theory to stand on its own: proponents must fill the gaps with their own projections and beliefs.
Wasn’t the real lesson of this case that strip searches are so violent that they are unjustifiable?
The American military effort in Afghanistan has been a waste from start to finish.
Before going there myself, I had heard this phrase, open-air prison, and figured it was not literally a prison.
Black struggle struck the match.
The fight to decriminalize abortion in Brazil
For these activists, the issue of abortion is one of paramount importance to nothing less than the future of Brazilian democracy. It’s an institution that is besieged and deeply flawed but also somehow still imbued with the hope and creativity that animated the social movements that more than thirty years ago brought an end to the dictatorship and helped draft an inclusive new constitution. Motherhood, in their eyes, must be elective rather than obligatory, if democracy is to be upheld. As Rosado, the Catholic advocate, told me, “There can be no such thing as dignified motherhood if a woman cannot choose to not be a mother.”
The thin blue line belts the globe.
Bush’s decisions to invade Iraq and Afghanistan were obviously the most consequential of his presidency, but the decision to…
Asked how she defined sexual deviance, the therapist in Dallas replied, “Deviance is anything that’s against the law.”