Catholic Authoritarianism, Cookie Mueller, and more

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July 22, 2022
"The problem isn't Catholicism itself," writes Piotr H. Kosicki. "It's a nativist, nationalist, racist, sexist Catholic authoritarianism that now holds sway among the majority of lifetime appointees to the highest appellate authority in the republic."

This week, Kosicki outlined how a distinctly American Catholicism—one without pluralism and without liberalism—led to Trump's victory, the doom of Roe, and a grim outlook for 2024.
EDITOR'S PICK
SCOTUS and the Catholic Authoritarian Vanguard
How a nativist interpretation of the religion seized our institutions.
Piotr H. Kosicki
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The Life and Times of Cookie Mueller
Her chronicles of the last days of American countercultural life New York's downtown scene bursts with energy. 
Zoe Dubno
Biden Is All Talk as Fires Take Over the American West
By any stretch of the imagination, what is happening now is a climate emergency.
Sasha Abramsky
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Asking "What About…?" Is Essential to Achieving Justice
Selective empathy prevents us from making connections.
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Democrats Are Fumbling Their Chance to Make Insulin More Affordable
Removing insulin provisions from the reconciliation bill is a harmful and pointless mistake that only benefits corporations.
Matt McConnell
WATCH AND LISTEN
How Trump's Fake Electors Scheme Could Become Law, and Remembering Ivana Trump
On this week's episode of Start Making Sense, Daniel Squadron on state legislatures and Amy Wilentz on Ivanka's mother.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
"This Is America" With Howard Bryant
Sportswriter Howard Bryant joins the Edge of Sports podcast to talk about the country and his new book on Rickey Henderson.
Dave Zirin
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