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Ukraine Update: Russia’s supply and command and control hubs no longer safe from Ukrainian attack

Ukraine Update: Russia’s supply and command and control hubs no longer safe from Ukrainian attack

Early days of the war, the most videos showed anti-tank missiles like NLAWS, Stugna-P, and Javelins taking out Russian armor and vehicles. Then there was the “vehicles stuck in mud” phase. Eventually, that gave way to supply convoy ambushes. Then artillery strikes, and more artillery strikes. A handful of “commercial drone drops grenade” videos sneak through, but mostly artillery. Lots of artillery strikes. Until … now.  We still have plenty of artillery videos. This is an artillery attrition war, with the skies over…

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News Roundup: A reactionary Supreme Court enshrines far-right extremism as law of the land

News Roundup: A reactionary Supreme Court enshrines far-right extremism as law of the land

The Supreme Court gutted both American privacy rights and public safety with two brazenly far-right rulings last week. They’re not done yet; by this time next week, the court is likely to have erased the government’s ability to enforce environmental regulations using an equally bizarre far-right theory that could erase the federal government’s ability to write any regulations. And at that point, with the help of stonewalling Republican senators, large parts of the United States government simply cease to exist….

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‘Constitutional sheriffs’ want to be able to seize Dominion voting machines for ‘investigation’

‘Constitutional sheriffs’ want to be able to seize Dominion voting machines for ‘investigation’

The spread of the “constitutional sheriffs” movement—which claims that local county sheriffs are the supreme law of the land, capable of overruling federal and state laws, as well as prohibiting federal and state agencies from enforcing them—throughout rural American sheriff’s offices has often seemed like a quaint but localized problem: Sure, having set themselves up as laws unto themselves, they seem to always run their jurisdictions like private fiefdoms, but it doesn’t affect people outside those counties. But we have…

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Immigrants disappear while detained by the U.S., leaving loved ones and advocates in the dark

Immigrants disappear while detained by the U.S., leaving loved ones and advocates in the dark

by Maurizio Guerrero This article was originally published at Prism Immigration advocates are sounding the alarm about the number of immigrants disappearing for prolonged periods while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals Services. They also disappear in the borderlands—both in the U.S. and Mexico, which now hosts thousands of asylum-seekers waiting for their claims to be processed in U.S. courts. Most disappearances last a few days, but advocates say some have also been…

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, GOP nominee for the governor of Arkansas, was trending on Sunday for continuing a tradition of hypocrisy that I would’ve hoped peaked when she was White House Press Secretary for former President Donald Trump. It didn’t. Footage of promises the Arkansas Republican made just one month ago began to circulate on social media in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade, in essence delivering the kind of blow to reproductive rights that will likely criminalize healthcare and…

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‘Unsafe in America’: Survey finds ‘disturbing’ increase in discrimination against LGBTQ people

‘Unsafe in America’: Survey finds ‘disturbing’ increase in discrimination against LGBTQ people

The onslaught of anti-LBGTQ bills across the nation’s statehouses aren’t to protect children, or anyone else for that matter. They’re actually to make the lives of LGBTQ youth and adults as miserable as possible. These bills are having that intended effect, regardless of whether or not they’ve actually been passed into law (and some have been). GLAAD said that new findings show 7 in 10 LGBTQ people experienced discrimination in 2022, a “disturbing” increase of nearly 25% compared to 2020. “They reported discrimination in their daily lives—with…

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Connect! Unite! Act! Building your local resistance

Connect! Unite! Act! Building your local resistance

Welcome back to Connect! Unite! Act! With the conclusion of Obi Wan this last week, there are a lot of us looking back over the various Star Wars series and what made them work. I look back at the films and I think about which ones I enjoy most and which I had the hardest time with. Honestly, it is easy for me to say that seeing The Phantom Menace in a movie theater after a long, long break between the last film…

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This Supreme Court also hates worker power, this week in the war on workers

This Supreme Court also hates worker power, this week in the war on workers

This week, the Supreme Court gutted abortion rights. This is a workers’ issue, in a country where many struggle to afford an abortion and lack the paid leave needed to take multiple days off work to travel out of state for abortion access as state bans go into effect. The Economic Policy Institute’s Heidi Shierholz points out research showing that people who want but cannot get an abortion experience long-term financial consequences and increased poverty. Also highlighted here: The states where abortion bans…

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Sovereign-citizen scam artists bolster their audiences by adding QAnon beliefs to their mix

Sovereign-citizen scam artists bolster their audiences by adding QAnon beliefs to their mix

The “sovereign citizen” movement—comprising scam artists and their gullible followers who claim that, by filling reams of documents full of pseudo-legal babble, ordinary citizens can declare themselves free of government rule at any level, thus becoming the law unto themselves—seems to have figured out how, after a couple of decades of mostly lurking on the fringes of the extreme right, to expand its reach and revive (if not entirely rebrand) itself: Go full QAnon. Last weekend, onetime Pennsylvania Republican candidate…

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GOP discovers too late that Ukrainian Americans are a key voting bloc in battleground states

GOP discovers too late that Ukrainian Americans are a key voting bloc in battleground states

Back in February, when Russian troops were lining up on the border for a brutal invasion, Trump-endorsed Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance insulted Ukrainians on Steve Bannon’s podcast, “I gotta be honest with you, I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine one way or another.” He later doubled down, saying, “spare me the performative affection for [sic] the Ukraine, a corrupt nation run by oligarchs.” And then, after backlash, doubled down yet again. This was, after all, the prevailing…

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