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Sunday - May 2, 2021

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'Lie after lie after lie': Tapper eviscerates GOP's recent falsehoods - CNN Video

(cnn.com)
This @jaketapper segment, on the GOP's descent into fabrication, is well worth your time. Many people, on both the left and the right, want to blur the distinction between being conservative and spewing Trumpist lies. They're different. Never forget it. via

Identity Politics and Elite Capture

(bostonreview.net)
"Identity politics itself isn’t at fault. The trouble is that, like so many other things, identity politics is the victim of elite capture—deployed by political, social, and economic elites...the underlying dynamics are as old as politics itself." via
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Los Angeles County reports no new COVID-19 deaths

(latimes.com)
ZERO new covid deaths reported in L.A. County today. 54% of adults have had at least their first shot, including 80% of seniors. Vaccines work. via

Office of Management and Budget | The White House

(whitehouse.gov)
My team in the Office of Management and Budget ( ) is hiring! As the U.S. responds to SolarWinds and… via

The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership - Bard Microcollege

(microcollege.bard.edu)
Bard College will offer free tuition to formerly incarcerated students. Enrollment is open NOW! Learn more about Bard Microcolleges & how to apply here: via

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
Shockingly a major "innovation" of this "technology company that just happens to fly airplanes" is skirting labor laws via

BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY - Democrats

(democrats.org)
I keep seeing assertions that Biden is governing far to the left of where he campaigned. But has anyone looked back at the Democratic platform? Everything happening now was promised last year via
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Josh Hawley’s ‘Big Tech’ Book Overthrows the Tyranny of Reality

(wired.com)
I reviewed Josh Hawley’s book, which couches a familiar critique of Big Tech within a political-historical argument that gets almost every important point completely wrong. via

Perspective | The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it

(washingtonpost.com)
First class piece by @sulliview and a reminder that while these journalists are getting it right, the big newspapers & broadcaster are often not. The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it via
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Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites

(nytimes.com)
Vaccination in Mexico: a unique experience. You get to watch large shirtless Lucha Libre fighters do the limbo right after getting your shot. The elderly dance and sing rancheras. There’s wheelchair yoga. via
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John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons”

(newyorker.com)
In a shocking Sunday surprise, legendary Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder just gave his first interview EVER. Very interesting stuff from a man who most Simpsons diehards know for the many mythic tales told of him by the other writers! via