Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters

This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”

The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries

Some Texas residents are asking for greater say in what titles appear on public library shelves. When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will be conducting a “thorough review” ofContinue reading “The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries”

Texas Trump supporter claims victory in state Senate race. The election hasn’t happened yet.

She says she has such a winning message that she has, in fact, already won despite opposition from “the establishment and the RNC itself.” Bianca Garcia, president of Latinos for Trump, is running for the state legislature and she’s declaring victory. One small sticking point remains, however. The election hasn’t happened yet. Garcia, a frequentContinue reading “Texas Trump supporter claims victory in state Senate race. The election hasn’t happened yet.”

AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020

Donations through the online retailer’s charitable program come as it faces criticism for its role in health misinformation Amazon’s charitable program is paying tens of thousands of dollars to anti-vaccine groups in a move experts say is “shocking” as millions of Americans remain unvaccinated in the face of another Covid-19 wave. AmazonSmile reportedly donated moreContinue reading “AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020”

France seeks to ban ultra-right group suspected of attacking anti-racists

Interior minister begins legal action to dissolve Zouaves group after brawl at rally for far-right presidential candidate France’s interior minister is seeking to dissolve an “ultra right” group suspected of attacking anti-racism protesters who entered a campaign rally held by the far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour. The Zouaves, who support Zemmour’s anti-immigration and anti-Islam ideology, are thought toContinue reading “France seeks to ban ultra-right group suspected of attacking anti-racists”

The Supreme Court Is Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case involving just 4,800 students in rural Maine. But because of the way the Court seems certain to rule, the case will affect everyone in America. The reason is a single word: discrimination. On its face, the case, Carson v. Makin is an outlier. Maine has a unique system for students in far-flung rural areas:Continue reading “The Supreme Court Is Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools”

Rural North Dakota superintendent sends anti-‘woke’ tirade to school administrators across the state

Starkweather Public School District Superintendent Larry Volk wrote in an email to a large mailing list run by the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders that critical race theory is “bigotry cloaked in academic theory” and noted it “will never have a place in our school district.” He added that it’s “time to move awayContinue reading “Rural North Dakota superintendent sends anti-‘woke’ tirade to school administrators across the state”

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!

As the Supreme Court looks poised to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade we speak to The Nation’s Amy Littlefield about her investigation into the Christian legal army behind the Mississippi law as well as anti-trans laws across the country. She also critiques the mainstream pro-choice movement’s failure to centerContinue reading “From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!”

US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas

Groups behind a Supreme Court test case that threatens the constitutional right to abortion in the US are targeting Europe and Latin America too US conservative groups behind a Supreme Court legal battle that could shape the future of American abortion rights have spent at least $28m around the world between 2016 and 2019 on campaigns against women’s andContinue reading “US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas”

GOP lawmaker apologizes for anti-Muslim remarks about colleague – CNN

Rep. Lauren Boebert, tweeted out an apology to the Muslim Community after video showed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) making anti-Muslim remarks in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Lauren Fox discuss.

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