Happy Friday eve! Fuel the thoughty moving into the weekend by getting your mental corn popping!
Daniella silva reveals that three former officers on federal charges in George Floyd’s killing. NBC News
People should cheat on their taxes. Every “How did we get here,” part 4. The Amber Ruffin Show
Marycarmen Lara Villanueva: in Mexico, erasing Black history fuels anti-Black racism. The Conversation
Liz Tracey annotates Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I have a Dream” speech. JSTOR Daily
Rina Torchinsky reports that in Texas, an unrelenting assault on trans rights takes mental toll. NPR
Yuras Karmanau, Jim Heintz, Vladimir Isachenkov and Dasha Litvinova report that Putin puts nuclear forces on high alert, escalating tensions. Associated Press
The editors provide a background reading list on Ukraine, Russia, and the West. If you want to distract yourselves from the news to get some perspective. JSTOR Daily
Morgan Godvin: crime wave or moral panic? JSTOR Daily
Robert R. Raymond says that it’s time to shorten the American workweek. Truthout
Andrew Pulrang highlights ableist narratives that poison disability policy and disabled peoples’ lives. Forbes
Guy Kawasaki interviews Deepa Purushothaman, author of The First, the Few, the Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. The Remarkable People podcast
Clark Quinn touts the value of examples before practice. Learnlets
Joe finds out what’s actually on the other side of the mirror. Be Smart
James Somers takes a journey to the center of our cells. The New Yorker
Corryn Wetzel: brain scans reveal that our life does flash before our eyes when we die. The Smithsonian Magazine
John Geddie and Joe Brock announce the “biggest green deal since Paris:” UN agrees on plastic treaty roadmap. Reuters
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale.
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