Corporate media loves a political horse race: Who’s in first place, who’s in second, and who’s being left in the dust. It’s why the vast majority of its coverage of the fight to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package has simply parroted conservative Democrats’ asinine excuses for doing their corporate overlords’ bidding, or allowed these political turncoats to avoid saying anything of substance at all. As we explore in several articles in this edition of Weekend Reader, there’s a major problem with this approach: The general public ends up with no idea of what’s really at stake in these dumb political machinations: Whether or not we’ll improve the lives of millions of struggling Americans, and whether or not we’ll be able to save our planet from total disaster.

Also In Today’s Weekend Reader:

  • Fundraising 101 with Professor Sinema.
  • The corporate behemoth behind a far-right propaganda empire.
  • A futuristic clean energy technology may be closer than you think.