Kyle Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery, and the Future of Right-Wing Vigilantism

Jurors in the trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery began deliberations Tuesday. Last week, a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges, including two counts of homicide. This week on Intercepted: We discuss the details of these two cases, how they differ, and the questions they raise about the normalization of violence…

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How Unaccountable Institutions are Shaping Your LifeThree…

How Unaccountable Institutions are Shaping Your Life Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives, but are less and less accountable: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.  The Supreme Court Start with the high court. These nine unelected individuals – all appointed for life – are about to revolutionize America in ways the…

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A grana da sua gasolina de R$ 7 abastece o Auxílio Mercado de Bolsonaro

A grana da sua gasolina de R$ 7 abastece o Auxílio Mercado de Bolsonaro 3

Foto: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg via Getty Images Embora o Auxílio Brasil ainda siga incerto, nos últimos anos, sem muito alarde, criou-se no Brasil um dos maiores programas de transferência de renda de todos os tempos: o Auxílio Mercado Financeiro. Depois do impeachment controverso da presidenta Dilma Rousseff, o mercado financeiro capturou de uma só vez o…

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Politics Podcast: What The Two Parties Should Be Thankful For

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS On Friday, House Democrats passed the Build Back Better bill, which if made into law would allocate approximately $2 trillion dollars to social programs, climate change prevention and more. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what the future of the…

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Devonia Inman Sees His Conviction Overturned After 23 Years Behind Bars

Devonia Inman Sees His Conviction Overturned After 23 Years Behind Bars 10

More than 20 years after Devonia Inman was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he swears he did not commit, a judge in Georgia has overturned his conviction, writing that state misconduct and woefully inadequate defense lawyering rendered Inman’s 2001 conviction unconstitutional. “Either of these constitutional violations, standing alone, demonstrates the fundamental unfairness…

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“The First Wave” Shows What We Haven't Seen of Covid-19

At Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a loudspeaker announces an emergency in one of the rooms. It is March 2020, and the Covid-19 pandemic has just begun to take hold in the U.S. A team of nurses and doctors in the hospital is preparing a patient for intubation. A doctor leans over the patient. “George,” the doctor shouts,…

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