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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

April 5, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/world/europe/antisemitism-europe-united-states.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Anti-Semitism is now being harnessed for political ends by ideologies that otherwise would have little overlap. That fusion is new, and dangerous, experts say.

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New Zealand mosque shooting: white nationalism is on the rise in US, too – Vox

April 5, 2019

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https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/16/18268856/new-zealand-shooter-white-nationalism-united-states

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** STORY: Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.? – The New York Times

March 15, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/opinion/is-there-a-future-for-good-manufacturing-jobs-in-the-us.html

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** The Right’s Lena Dunham Fallacy – The New York Times

March 12, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/opinion/marriage-family-conservatives.html

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From Grunt Style to “Warcore,” Civilians Are Embracing Military Fashion | The New Yorker

March 6, 2019

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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/from-grunt-style-to-warcore-civilians-are-embracing-military-fashion

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As Gen Z balks at traditional TV, content creators shift to YouTube

March 6, 2019

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/02/as-gen-z-balks-at-traditional-tv-content-creators-shift-to-youtube.html

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Why Are There So Few Services for Autistic Adults? – The Atlantic

February 20, 2019

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https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/02/lack-services-adults-autism/582586/

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**The Fleecing of Millennials – The New York Times

January 28, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/opinion/buttigieg-2020-millennials.html

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The Economy Killed Millennials, Not Vice Versa – The Atlantic

December 7, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/stop-blaming-millennials-killing-economy/577408/

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Millennials experience work-disrupting anxiety at twice the US average rate

December 6, 2018

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https://qz.com/work/1483697/millennials-experience-work-disrupting-anxiety-at-twice-the-us-average-rate/

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Type 2 diabetes numbers drive surge in insulin demand and millions could be left without | South China Morning Post

November 27, 2018

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https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2175004/type-2-diabetes-numbers-drive-surge-insulin-demand-and

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The Monopolization of America – The New York Times

November 26, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/25/opinion/monopolies-in-the-us.html

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What America Owes Frederick Douglass

November 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/opinion/what-america-owes-frederick-douglass.html?partner=rss&emc=rss He said blacks had three tools: their voice, their pen and their vote. Today all three are under threat.

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.

November 3, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/magazine/FBI-charlottesville-white-nationalism-far-right.html?partner=rss&emc=rss For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized.

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The New Health Care: A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

October 29, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/upshot/a-sense-of-alarm-as-rural-hospitals-keep-closing.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There are potential health and economic consequences in a trend associated with states that have turned down Medicaid expansion.

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When Hate Goes Mainstream

October 29, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/opinion/synagogue-shooting-pittsburgh-anti-defamation-league.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The Pittsburgh massacre is only the latest, worst instance of rising anti-Semitism. Americans of conscience must now push back.

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

October 29, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/anti-semitism-attacks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh is part of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the country and around the world.

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Rising antisemitism worldwide boils over at Pittsburgh synagogue

October 28, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/28/rising-antisemitism-worldwide-boils-over-at-pittsburgh-synagogue Deadliest assault on Jews in US history follows 57% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2017It was the deadliest assault on Jews in US history. Eleven people gunned down as they attended their local synagogue on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. Synagogues across the country locked their doors and an icy fear spread through Jewish communities.The […]

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After Charlottesville, White Nationalists Are Winning – The Atlantic

October 23, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/the-battle-that-erupted-in-charlottesville-is-far-from-over/567167/

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Even janitors have noncompetes now. Nobody is safe. – WaPo

October 19, 2018

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/18/even-janitors-have-noncompetes-now-nobody-is-safe/

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Flu season deaths top 80,000 last year, CDC says – CNN

September 29, 2018

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/health/flu-deaths-2017–2018-cdc-bn/index.html

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‘America First’ Has Won

September 25, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/opinion/trump-foreign-policy-america-first.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The three pillars of the ideology — isolationism, protectionism and restricting immigration — were gaining popularity before Donald Trump became president and may outlast his tenure.

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UN report: America’s poor becoming more destitute under Trump – CNN

September 19, 2018

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/us/america-poverty-un-report/index.html

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**Is America Facing a Labor Shortage? – The Atlantic

September 19, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/is-america-facing-a-labor-shortage/570649/

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Median U.S. Household Income Increased in 2017

September 14, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/us/politics/median-us-household-income-increased-in-2017.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Median household income, an important measure of the nation’s economic health, rose in 2017 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau reported.

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Edsall: Who’s Afraid of a White Minority?

August 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/opinion/america-white-minority-majority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications.

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Salaries: Real US wages essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports

August 29, 2018

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/08/14/salaries-real-us-wages-back-1974-levels-pew-report/37468497/

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show

August 15, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/upshot/opioids-overdose-deaths-rising-fentanyl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

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Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

August 15, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/health/lyme-disease-vaccine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.

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Wages drop despite economic boom | TheHill

August 11, 2018

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http://thehill.com/policy/finance/401341-wages-drop-despite-economic-boom

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Unite the Right 2018: 11 million white Americans think like alt-righters – Vox

August 11, 2018

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https://www.vox.com/2018/8/10/17670992/study-white-americans-alt-right-racism-white-nationalists

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The Toll of America’s Obesity

August 9, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/opinion/cost-diabetes-obesity-budget.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs.

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Amazon Captures 5 Percent of American Retail Spending. Is That a Lot? – Bloomberg

August 9, 2018

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-08/amazon-captures-5-of-american-retail-spending-is-that-a-lot

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The far right is at its strongest since the 1930s, and the media is helping | Owen Jones

August 7, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/03/far-right-bbc-lbc-itv-media Prominent far-right figures being given airtime on the BBC, LBC and ITV are not being properly challenged on their viewsThe far right is on the march, and it is being legitimised and enabled by parts of the mainstream media. The shambolic interview of Raheem Kassam – sidekick to Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage – […]

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‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

August 6, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The rate of those 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, a new study finds, as more enter their later years in a precarious position.

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For Wages, a Trump Slump

August 6, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/opinion/columnists/trump-real-wages-inflation-workers-economy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The official economic indicators look pretty good. The trends in hourly pay do not.

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Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies

August 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/business/apple-trillion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Apple is part of a group of giant companies that dominate the United States economy. That is good for financial markets, but not necessarily for everyone else.

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The Great God of Depression

August 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/opinion/sunday/depression-william-styron.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How mental illness stopped being “a terrible dark secret.”

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1 million jobs will disappear by 2026. How to prepare for automation-commentary

July 27, 2018

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/02/automation-will-kill-1-million-jobs-by-2026-what-we-need-to-do-commentary.html

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The rise of rage in social media politics, in one chart – Vox

July 19, 2018

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/18/17588120/trump-politics-anger-facebook-pew

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Drugs alone won’t fix our epidemic of depression

July 19, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/commentisfree/2018/jul/19/drugs-alone-wont-fix-our-epidemic-of-depression

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Federal Reserve chair calls decline in workers’ share of profits ‘very troubling’

July 18, 2018

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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-federal-reserve-powell-20180717-story.html

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Brooks: The Quiet Death of Racial Progress

July 13, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/racism-progress-income-equality.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How can we stop backsliding toward inequality?

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Who Killed the Center-Left?

July 6, 2018

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http://freebeacon.com/columns/killed-center-left/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=politics-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20180706&silverid=NDc0NDU0MTA4NDA5S0

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

July 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/self-harm-teenagers-cdc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

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Busting 3 common myths about homelessness

July 5, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/busting-3-common-myths-about-homelessness-93035

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**Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot

July 3, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predictedIt felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still possess an eerie capacity to recall facts […]

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3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters

July 2, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-the-us-is-vulnerable-to-big-disasters-97592

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The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/opinion/disney-fox-deal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss It’s hard to believe that politics played no part.

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Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/books/review/steven-brill-tailspin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.

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