The Deficit Hawks That Make Moderate Democrats Cower (New Republic) — An important look at the Austerity Industry in Washington, and how it will inevitably try to undermine the push for necessary public investments.

What the Media Are Missing About Joe Manchin (The Atlantic) — A primer explaining the political formula used by the conservative powerbroker in the Senate.

When The Kids Started Getting Sick (New Yorker) — Fracking doesn’t just make the climate crisis worse, it may be creating a health emergency. Check out this horrifying must-read about the situation in Pennsylvania.

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