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Senate Approves Sweeping Coronavirus Measure

Jordain Carney The Hill
Because no Republicans were expected to vote for the bill, Schumer needed every senator in his 50-member caucus to support the legislation in order to push it through the Senate.

On Neo-Liberalism, Populism, and the New “Dangerous Class"

Guy Standing OpenDemocracy
UberEats drivers protest outside Uber's downtown Toronto office.
Noted British labor economist Guy Standing says the mainstream left, left populists and social democrats, should not be distracted by populism. Instead it should focus on new answers in an era defined by chronic insecurity and growing inequality.

The Privatization of Vaccination

Anissa Gardizy, Kay Lazar and Adam Vaccaro Boston Globe
Massachusetts spent 20 years refining its own mass vaccination plan. Then it looked elsewhere.

How to Unbuild a House

Patrick Daly
California poet Patrick Daly writes in the wake of January 6, 2021 about “that other House” endangered by a mob or by “An angry man/red and orange like a flame?”

Why Cornel West’s Tenure Fight Matters

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
When Harvard’s administrators tell Professor West that they cannot bring him up for tenure because it’s “too risky” and he’s “too controversial,” they completely undermine the point of tenure: to protect his freedom to speak truth to power.

Friday Nite Videos | March 5, 2021

Portside
Police Raids | John Oliver. You With Us? F.T.A. Re-Release | Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Invest in Our New York 2021. Dr. Seuss Is Not Cancelled. It's Just Time to Retire Books With Racist Imagery.