Welcome back to The Long Version, a newsletter that puts the news in historical perspective by Jonathan Myerson Katz. Sign up to get it in your inbox h…
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As of early June, there had only been a few COVID-19 cases in the immigration detention center in Farmville. ICE made sure to fix that.
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This has been a banner summer for free speech in America. Facing a pandemic, soaring heat, and unhinged levels of police and allied white-supremacist r…
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March 3 feels like a lifetime ago. (For some of us, it was.) Italy was days away from its first regional lockdown. Trump was still praising China’s “tr…
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Apologies for not putting out a Long Version last week. My wife, Claire Payton, and I were busy with the launch of our best joint collaboration yet: Na…
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Nonviolent protest is just a tactic; a means to an end. The ultimate goal of any protest is to force those in power to change, or go.
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Last night, the president of the United States called on the military and police to murder black residents of an American city. Several journalists not…
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In 2004, after years of personal and business failures, Donald Trump sat down with Playboy for his big comeback interview. His reputation was on the up…
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Everyone has the same question right now: Why isn’t this over yet? Jeremy Konyndyk, who led the U.S. government response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, ha…
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COVID-19 in America is the perfect Donald Trump disaster. It is like everything he has done in his nearly 74 years on Earth: predictable, wasteful, and…
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Over the last forty-eight hours or so, there has been a noticeable uptick in reporting about the rising cost in human lives of the coronavirus pandemic…
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Audio Edition: The Pandemic Prevention Project Trump Gutted in 2019Listen now (34 min) | Trump has described COVID-19 as a problem that “came out of nowhere.” “Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could hav…
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