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Homeless. Here’s Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Escalating. Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky and now Alabama.

Here’s Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Escalating

In the past three months, five states have enacted laws that severely restrict access to abortion — sometimes as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The Alabama law that was signed by the governor last week bans abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest, and carries up to a 99-year prison sentence for doctors who perform the procedure. This recent spate of abortion restrictions marks the most direct challenge in recent memory to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion until the fetus reaches viability, usually around 24 weeks of pregnancy. The age of rage: are we really living in angrier times?

Inside Gang Territory in Honduras: ‘Either They Kill Us or We Kill Them.’ Ecuador legalized gangs like the Latin Kings. Murder rates plummeted.

Police State

The city with no homeless on its streets. Media playback is unsupported on your device The number of people sleeping rough in the UK has multiplied since 2010.

The city with no homeless on its streets

The Plight of the Political Convert. Derek Black didn’t become a white supremacist.

The Plight of the Political Convert

He was born one. His father, Don Black, was a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and the creator of Stormfront, one of the most popular white-nationalist Web sites in the United States.


Yes, White Privilege Has Made My Life Easier. Since it's Martin Luther King's birthday, I thought this might be a good time for reflection and this is where my mind went.

Yes, White Privilege Has Made My Life Easier

To be human is to think in stories. Everyone, without exception, has a story, a narrative they tell themselves about how they came to be who they are. Twenty years ago, my story went something like this: "My family didn't have much money because my dad was a preacher. When I was 10 my parents got divorced and my mom, sister and I lived for three years in one room with a kitchenette. In short, I thought of myself a living avatar of meritocracy.


Marijuana. Border patrol. Socialism. Race and Pop Culture: A Roundtable Conversation. Photo: HBO/Warner Bros.

Race and Pop Culture: A Roundtable Conversation

Pictures/Universal Pictures. Pop culture has been in a state of upheaval and growth in recent years, leading to fascinating art and even more complex conversations. Why Living in a Poor Neighborhood Can Change Your Biology - Nautilus - Pocket. It was the most ambitious social experiment ever conducted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Why Living in a Poor Neighborhood Can Change Your Biology - Nautilus - Pocket

And one of the most surprising. In 1994, HUD randomly assigned 4,600 poor, mostly African-American families in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York to one of three groups. One group received housing vouchers intended to help them move to low-poverty neighborhoods. Another group received vouchers without geographic restrictions. A final control group didn’t receive vouchers at all. Called “Moving to Opportunity,” the study was designed to answer a question that had divided social scientists and policymakers for decades: Did getting people off of welfare and other forms of social assistance depend on changing their social context? TOWN WITHOUT PITY: A rundown, abandoned house in Detroit symbolizes the kind of poor American neighborhood that fuels destructive levels of stress. Communist Party of Kampuchea.

We ask you, humbly, to help.

Communist Party of Kampuchea

Forced assimilation. We ask you, humbly, to help.

Forced assimilation

Hi reader in Canada, it seems you use Wikipedia a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but this Wednesdayundefined we need your help. We’re not salespeople. We’re librarians, archivists, and information junkies. - The Washington Post. Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous. The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely - The Atlantic - Pocket. Even relatively small increases in immigration flows can have enormous benefits.

The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely - The Atlantic - Pocket

If the developed world were to take in enough immigrants to enlarge its labor force by a mere one percent, it is estimated that the additional economic value created would be worth more to the migrants than all of the world’s official foreign aid combined. Immigration is the greatest anti-poverty program ever devised. And while the benefits of cross-border movements are tremendous for the immigrants, they are also significant for those born in destination countries. Immigration unleashes economic forces that raise real wages throughout an economy. It’s Easy To Blame Online Rhetoric For Violence. The Reality Is Much Harder. Jackie Speier on Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple cult, and surviving the Jonestown massacre. Forty years ago Rep.

Jackie Speier on Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple cult, and surviving the Jonestown massacre

Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) was nearly killed in a savage attack while on a fact-finding mission into Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple cult. She told "Sunday Morning" about how that formative moment changed her: In November 1978 I was an attorney on the staff of Congressman Leo Ryan, part of the mission he brought to Guyana to investigate Jim Jones, the wildly charismatic leader of the Peoples Temple. We had received credible reports of his followers being abused and held against their will.

The Secrets We Keep. Deena ElGenaidi | Longreads | November 2018 | 11 minutes (2,651 words) My dad pulled his car over — the Jeep Wrangler he’d bought after divorcing my stepmom — to tell me that he’d gotten secretly married a year ago. “M said you think I’m a hypocrite,” he’d said a few minutes earlier, just before putting the car in park. He’d come to New York for the day to see me. “I didn’t — what did M tell you?” How Everything Became the Culture War. To understand how American politics got the way it is today, it helps to rewind the tape to the presidential campaign of John McCain—specifically to his effort to win back a listless crowd at an otherwise forgettable campaign event in south-central Pennsylvania in the summer of 2008.

The Republican nominee had opened by promising a country-over-party approach to politics, recalling his compromises with Democrats like Ted Kennedy: “We’ll have our disagreements, but we’ve got to be respectful.” The Republican crowd sat in silence. McCain then denounced Vladimir Putin’s incursion into independent Georgia, warning that “history is often made in remote, obscure places.” A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada. STOREY COUNTY, Nev. — An enormous plot of land in the Nevada desert — bigger than nearby Reno — has been the subject of local intrigue since a company with no history, Blockchains L.L.C., bought it for $170 million in cash this year. The man who owns the company, a lawyer and cryptocurrency millionaire named Jeffrey Berns, put on a helmet and climbed into a Polaris off-road vehicle last week to give a tour of the sprawling property and dispel a bit of the mystery.

He imagines a sort of experimental community spread over about a hundred square miles, where houses, schools, commercial districts and production studios will be built. The centerpiece of this giant project will be the blockchain, a new kind of database that was introduced by Bitcoin. How to win friends – and keep them. Moving back to my childhood home town after 25 years has meant many things keep me awake at night.

No, I Will Not Debate You. Laurie Penny | Longreads | September 2018 | 15 minutes (3,795 words) 'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars. What is fascism? A Yale philosopher explains how it works. “Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics.


Inequality. American culture. American gun culture. The Other Side of “Broken Windows” How some rescue dogs come from breeders at commercial auctions - Washington Post. The Limitations of American Restaurants’ No-Tipping Experiment. In 2016, when the Danish restaurateur Claus Meyer opened his new-Nordic restaurant Agern inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, he decided that, in adherence to Danish tradition, the restaurant would not accept gratuities. Instead, Meyer set Agern’s prices high enough to be able to pay employees a living wage and provide them with benefits such as health insurance, matching 401(k)s, and paid parental leave—practices that are all but unheard of in the restaurant industry. Earlier this month, though, Meyer announced that Agern would abandon that so-called hospitality-included model in favor of a traditional tipping system, and that menu prices would decrease accordingly.

In an e-mail, he told me that he felt that the policy had alienated certain diners and driven away needed business. America's gun problem, explained - Vox - Pocket. On Thursday, it happened again: another mass shooting. A lesson in American greatness - Lexington. ?kh=-1&uddg= The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted at Stanford University from August 14–20, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.[1] It was funded by the US Office of Naval Research[2] and was of interest to both the US Navy and Marine Corps as an investigation into the causes of conflict between military guards and prisoners.

Goals and methods[edit] Zimbardo and his team aimed to test the hypothesis that the inherent personality traits of prisoners and guards are the chief cause of abusive behavior in prison. Christopher Ketcham on Doreen Giuliano's Quest for Justice. ‘Welfare Makes People Lazy’: A Myth That Needs Busting. America’s prisons are failing. Here’s how to make them work - Jail break. Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse. The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’ Economist. 20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared. Abolish Tipping: It’s bad for servers, customers, and restaurants. When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2. Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back. Is college worth it? One professor says no. The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor : Planet Money.

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe vows to kick out remaining white farmers. Zimbabwe's Evicted White Farmers Seek World Bank-Backed Bonds. 40 maps that explain the world 2013. The Evolutionary Tree of Religion. 40 more maps that explain the world 2014. 2000 black percent. S Africa Chinese 'become black' The Modern American Man, Charted. Is this how a dystopia starts? The Livability Index: The 35 Best US Cities For People 35 and Under. Looking Back on the Limits of Growth. OECD Better Life Index. Why Is America Turning To Shit? What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program?

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Children Get Married In The U.S., Too: #15Girls : Goats and Soda. Why men should change their last name when they get married - Quartz. Burning Man 2014 - In Focus. One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street. Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ. These seven charts explain how Ferguson—and many other US cities—wring revenue from black people and the poor - Quartz. The real reason Burning Man isn’t for regular folks - Quartz. CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers Are Paid Less. Between the World and Ferguson - The New Yorker. China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing. Welcome to The Luhansk People’s Republic: Following the Russian convoy into rebel-held Ukraine.

Knee Defender: There’s No Excuse for Leaning Back on an Airplane. Michael Brown's Unremarkable Humanity. A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. The Surprising Demographics Of Who Shops Online And On Mobile. Chris Hedges: Let’s Get This Class War Started - Chris Hedges - Truthdig. The Perils of Precocity. Poll: Americans Predict Life in 2050. Entrapped! When Craigslist predator stings go too far. Should we stop believing Malcolm Gladwell? Study says income inequality in America even worse than we thought. Notes from a Strange World — Notes from a Strange World. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World.