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In June 1965, the Voting Rights Act languished in the House Rules Committee after passage in the Senate. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote this letter to the New York Amsterdam News urging its passage as the first step in ensuring access to the ballot. on.theatln.tc/yIn0A4l
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By taking a tougher line on the unvaccinated, some world leaders may be courting a new and lucrative voter base: the vaccinated, and ever more impatient, majority. @YasmeenSerhan reports: on.theatln.tc/2ZWMkG0
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"One million years ago, great ribbons of lava poured out of the sea floor, piled on top of one another, and eventually grew into the mountain that is now called Mauna Kea." In 2015, @AdrienneLaF wrote about the solar system's second-largest shield volcano: on.theatln.tc/OWiWMJ3
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“Roberts’s hand has done the most to sketch the electoral landscape now coming into view, w/voting rights between red & blue states diverging more and more, and the federal government hobbled in its ability to set a common national floor of rights that applies in every state.”
A nationwide standard of voting rights now seems like a pipe dream, @RonBrownstein writes. on.theatln.tc/6ozYZ7O
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"We need to trade off survival against boredom; we can’t expect people to indefinitely forgo life’s pleasures because a domino effect will lead to another sick person in the hospital," @JoWolffBSG writes: on.theatln.tc/oKFPJbM
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How Encanto explains America. The casita is threatened, but all is not lost, the future is not set. theatlantic.com/internationa…
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“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability… the time is always ripe to do right.” theatlantic.com/magazine/arc…
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"Now more than ever, I believe that my father would encourage humanity to join together in love, commit to assisting people around the globe, and travel the path of nonviolence toward the 'beloved community....'" theatlantic.com/magazine/arc…
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By taking a tougher line on the unvaccinated, world leaders may be courting an energetic new voter base: the vaccinated, and ever more impatient, majority. My latest: theatlantic.com/internationa…
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How did the term “bougie” evolve all the way from Marxist theory to mainstream trap music? Our crossword editor explains: on.theatln.tc/0qsyKRF
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