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The Second Great Depression – The Atlantic

The Second Great Depression

At least four major factors are terrifying economists and weighing on the recovery. The American economy is reopening. In Alabama, gyms are back in business. In Georgia, restaurants are seating customers again. In Texas, the bars are packed. And in Vermont, the stay-at-home order has been lifted. People are still frightened.

 

There Is No Such Thing as a Conservative Workers’ Movement | The New Republic

There Is No Such Thing as a Conservative Workers’ Movement

The “statement on a conservative future for the American labor movement,” released just before Labor Day by the fledgling think tank American Compass, opens, naturally, with a celebration of “economic freedom,” “limited government,” and markets. All of these things are good, American Compass claims, but something has nevertheless gone bad.

No, The Government Did Not Break Up A Child Sex Trafficking Ring In Georgia | HuffPost

No, The Government Did Not Break Up A Child Sex Trafficking Ring In Georgia

Human trafficking has been having an eventful summer. In July, internet sleuths accused online retailer Wayfair of selling missing children in overpriced cabinets. In August, QAnon supporters (along with some well-meaning if ill-informed influencers) held nationwide “Save the Children” rallies. And last week, there was the trailer story. “U.S.

Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889 – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-889

Early in President Trump’s term, McSweeney’s editors began to catalog the head-spinning number of misdeeds coming from his administration. We called this list a collection of Trump’s cruelties, collusions, and crimes, and it felt urgent then to track them, to ensure these horrors – happening almost daily – would not be forgotten.

Mental health experts explain why ‘fearful’ Trump supporters are still clinging to the president — despite his many failures – Raw Story

Mental health experts explain why ‘fearful’ Trump supporters are still clinging to the president – despite his many failures

A looming question in today’s political climate is: Why do Donald Trump’s devotees continue to support him despite the carnage of his well-documented failures? Although we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is surging and not contained, Trump seems to maintain a base support of 35% to 40%.

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