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Left News: August 28, 2022 The Intercept-Kyrsten Sinema Privately Blew Up Biden Nominee Needed to Enact Regulatory Agenda

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The Origin of Student Debt: Reagan Adviser Warned Free College Would Create a Dangerous “Educated Proletariat”

Jon Schwarz

In 1970, Roger Freeman, who also worked for Nixon, revealed the right’s motivation for coming decades of attacks on higher education.

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Privately Blew Up Biden Nominee Needed to Enact Regulatory Agenda

Ryan Grim

Sinema quietly killed Biden’s nomination of Ganesh Sitaraman for an important regulatory office.

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Liberty Counsel’s Donor Records and Pro-Trump Election Messaging Exposed in Data Breach

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Thanks to its tax status, the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group has largely avoided public scrutiny.

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Facebook Tells Moderators to Allow Graphic Images of Russian Airstrikes but Censors Israeli Attacks

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Internal memos show Meta deemed attacks on Ukrainian civilians “newsworthy” — prompting claims of a double standard among Palestine advocates.

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The Saudi Lobby Builds Back Better

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It’s no surprise that Joe Biden failed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah.” But from Hollywood to academia, Saudi interests have returned to industries that once vowed to cast them off.

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Two Decades Into Forever Wars, the Pentagon Finally Unveils Plan to Reduce Civilian Casualties

Nick Turse

Experts cautiously praise the 36-page blueprint but stress its success or failure will depend on how it is implemented.

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The Front Lines of the End of the World — and the Fight to Save the Amazon

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In “The Territory,” documentarian Alex Pritz chronicles Indigenous Brazilians’ fight to save their home in the Amazon rainforest.

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