olitical poetry by Skip Tenczar
I’m not a big fan of Governor Sununu,
But he’s done a good job with something so new.
At getting vaccination,
Our state is leading the nation.
Though I’m a Democrat, I give credit when due.
A public reading a post from Facebook David Gray lives in Austin Texas
From new friend David Gray: "I need to drive my two-year-old to daycare tomorrow morning. To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (Oscar Grant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (Daunte Wright), and ensured my license plates were visible (Lt. Caron Nazario). I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (Philando Castille), signal every turn (Sandra Bland), keep the radio volume low (Jordan Davis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (Rayshard Brooks). I'm too afraid to pray (Rev. Clementa C. Pickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (Corey Jones).
When my wife picks him up at the end of the day, I'll remind her not to dance (Elijah McClain), stop to play in a park (Tamir Rice), patronize the local convenience store for snacks (Trayvon Martin), or walk around the neighborhood (Mike Brown). Once they are home, we won't stand in our backyard (Stephon Clark), eat ice cream on the couch (Botham Jean), or play any video games (Atatiana Jefferson).
After my wife and I tuck him into bed around 7:30pm, neither of us will leave the house to go to Walmart (John Crawford) or to the gym (Tshyrand Oates) or on a jog (Ahmaud Arbery). We won't even walk to see the birds (Christian Cooper). We'll just sit and try not to breathe (George Floyd) and not to sleep (Breonna Taylor)."
These are things white people simply do not have to think about."
part one: a conversation with Mark Joseph Stern who covers courts and the law for Slate.
We discuss how the Supreme Court has established a “shadow docket”, a method for the court to rule on matters brought before the court that have not been ruled on by lower courts. This is a method to rule in secret, because no briefs are filed, no discussion has ensued, and no information is produced about the opinions of the individual justices on the matter. Laws are changed in secret.
The Supreme Court Broke Its Own Rules to Radically Redefine Religious Liberty
What It Feels Like When a Federal Court Gives a Professor the Right to Misgender You
An interview with “Jane Doe.”
Part 2: A conversation with Harold Meyerson, editor at large at prospect.org
We have a conversation about the attempts to unionize the warehouse workers at Amazon. What will be needed to make unionization easier, and allow workers to organize. We discuss an NLRB 'with teeth' a change in penalties for employers who discourage workers' attempts to unionize, among other reforms. A change in filibuster rules must happen.
The Shifting Class Composition of Unions
Labor after Bessemer
What is the matter with Manchin?