A little more than a decade after the financial crisis and Wall Street bailout, huge banks made big money off the people hit hardest by the pandemic and the economic crisis, according to little-noticed disclosures to bank regulators.

Also in today’s Weekend Reader:

• How Republican legislators are passing laws letting people use their cars to run over peaceful protestors.

• How some Democratic states say they are taking the climate crisis seriously, and yet still approving fossil fuel projects.

• Why progressives should focus on running candidates for governor in states across the country.

• How one particular part of the pandemic experience may be changing our brains in ways we haven’t noticed.

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