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Feature Article | Rendezvous with Oblivion, Kirkus Review

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/US%20Flag-%20American%20Exceptionalism.jpgA liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture.
  • Essays by Thomas Frank
  • Special Report | The Coming Collapse of the US Empire

Publisher's Choice | Column: Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate, Michael Leiber, Lyndsay Boggess, Bryanna Fox and Richard Moule, Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay (FL) Times

http://www.tampabay.com/storyimage/HI/20180706/ARTICLE/307069997/AR/0/AR-307069997.jpg?MaxW=950&cachebuster=68821A young girl grasps her mother's hand as dozens of undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at the bus station in McAllen, Texas, June 26, 2018. Trump administration officials said on Wednesday that it would be difficult to comply with the timetable in a federal court order requiring the reunification of migrant children and parents who were separated at the border. (Callaghan O'Hare/New York Times)

  • The research does not indicate that there is a growing illegal immigration problem, or that immigrants commit more crime.
  • Related: Select Articles | The Challenges and Opportunities of Undocumented Immigrants, Week Ending June 16, 2018

Of Special Interest | Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America. Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast / Reader Supported News

  • No one expected Kennedy to allow Donald Trump to pick his successor. But he has. And it should forever taint his legacy as a jurist.
  • Related: Anthony Kennedy Did Not Swing!

 

Bloggers & Columnists | Thomas Frank, Howard Zinn, ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬

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Activism & Organizing

Take Action: Stop the slow strangulation of the Social Security Administration. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d5dce077ca077937100ce9d76/_compresseds/ee05735a-567d-4c64-8fb1-5d0eef72b7f7.jpgPart 1: The slow strangulation of Social Security Administration
  • It’s all part and parcel of the Republican "small government" philosophy.
  • Part 2: Take Action: Stop Trump’s “Tax Scam Round 2” for the rich and powerful
  • Emboldening GOP lawmakers to demand even more cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

Economics

From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market, Eric RuderSocialist Worker / Dandelion Salad

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Workers must take control of the economy’s productive resources, and this will require a massive struggle, animated by a vision of a different kind of society.

Government & Politics

Special Project | A 4th of July Holiday Reader, Week Ending July 7, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DgnKl9PUEAAqxXg.jpgPart 1: What Are You Actually Celebrating This Fourth of July?
  • What if the entire system — elections, protections, legislation, adjudication, militarization, all of it — were rigged beyond the people’s ability to reform it?
  • Part 2: Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn
  • These ways of thinking — cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on — have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power.
  • Part 3: America Celebrates Lateral Transition From Monarchy To Corporatist Oligarchy
  • Today America is celebrating your lateral promotion from housekeeping to laundry staff.

Law & Justice

Anthony Kennedy Did Not Swing! Tom Hall, LA Progressive
He is, in fact, a standard Reagan era, corporatist, racist, misogynist judge, who happened to write a couple of opinions that reflected one small area of decency in his work.

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