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This Week's Recommended Reading on Substack: Asha Rangappa, Charlotte Clymer, Michelangelo Signorile, Jill Filipovic, Erin Reed, Oliver Willis, and Molly Knight
The Week's Recommended Reading on Substack: writes that Jeffrey Toobin “makes clear that despite the various conspiracy theories surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing — including a concerted effort by conservative media to link it to Islamic terrorism — McVeigh acted alone (with some planning and procurement assistance from his bumbling sidekick, Terry Nichols). But the book brings to the fore all of the different forces — societal, legal, and political — which facilitated McVeigh from the beginning of his journey until the end.” writes “if you're a corporate marketing officer concerned over what's happening with Target, let me make something abundantly clear: you will never appease anti-LGBTQ extremists. They don't want some concessions. They want all of them.” writes that “this vocal minority doesn’t have the buying power to launch boycotts—all of which in the past have dismally failed—against Disney and other entities. So the new strategy is to threaten violence via their own armies of brownshirts. And it is working— at least it did with Target. That is truly dangerous.” writes “it’s not just women seeking abortions who suffer under abortion bans. It’s the health and wellbeing of entire regions. Will conservatives care? Probably not. But they will suffer from their own political decisions. And they’ll make everyone around them suffer, too.”
Radical Reports Memorial Day Special Discount: Receive a 35% discount on both monthly and annual paid subscriptions - forever. writes “the trend of banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth was gaining momentum in conservative-leaning states, leading many to fear that the entirety of the Southeastern United States would follow suit. However, on Wednesday, Louisiana bucked this trend.” writes “these people built this damned thing in the first place. Modern American conservativism was always a fascist operation. Things didn’t suddenly change in 2015 with the rise of Trump. Trump, if anything, simply watched Fox News and parroted conservativism’s fascist impulses right back to it.” writes “before we get into the play-by-play of how the Dodgers stepped in it and the many steps that led them to unf—k this situation, we can’t go any further without noting the insane national conversation surrounding drag queens right now, and the moral panic that MAGA Republicans are sowing that threatens the right of these human beings to simply exist.”
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