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It’s Not Surprising Ellen is Friends with Bush (& Other Crimes of Hollywood Liberalism)

Apparently, some people do not take kindly to an ostensible progressive letting her hair down with the primary enabler of America’s torture program. Can’t a wealthy liberal hang out with her war criminal friend in peace?

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Statement on Protean’s Relationship with Kickstarter

During the one-month run of our recent Kickstarter campaign, where many of our generous readers were kind enough to pitch in and help us create our second issue, we were confronted with some disturbing news. Kickstarter is ostensibly a “public benefit corporation,” and in the past it has prided itself on its adherence to ethical…

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Tim Faust Lays Out the Case for Radical Change in ‘Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next’

by Abby Cartus   There’s a quotation often attributed to Big Bill Haywood, co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World: “I’ve never read Marx’s Capital, but I have the marks of capital all over me.” Usually considered to be a literal nod to Haywood’s long history of bruising encounters with the shock troops of…

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The Spinning Game

by Seth Garben

… Well, I was there when the spinning game was invented. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say, I was there when the spinning game came into being. For to imply that any one person at that fateful dinner party authored it, or even to assert that it was a “group effort”, would be misleading, would border even on the hubristic.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Apology to Native Peoples Was Woefully Inadequate

Trust comes with daring to put the ethical obligations of mutual respect before politics. This is what being in good relations means. As a Cherokee, that is what matters to me. I cannot help but ask if Elizabeth Warren is actually demonstrating that she is in good relations with us.

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Hack A Bird, Save A Landfill: Reclaiming the Commons from Silicon Valley

by Daniel Uncapher Cover image (The Atlantic/Getty): “Because of overcapacity at launch, over 10,000 bike-share service bicycles were abandoned at a bicycle graveyard on January 13, 2018 in Xiamen, Fujian, China.” All other photos by author, unless otherwise noted.   Revelations in Personal Mobility at the Santa Monica Pier I came to California in November…

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