Editors’ picks: news that didn’t fit

Biden directs federal agencies to protect LGBTQIa+ rights under attack in GOP-led states
by Jacob Fischler | Florida Phoenix | June 15 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1415
President Biden signed an executive order aiming to curtail conversion therapy, expand health care access and promote safe learning for LGBTQI+ people. The order is meant to counter laws in Republican-led states that restrict the rights of LGBTQI+ kids. 

EXCLUSIVE: Now the far right is coming for college too – with taxpayer-funded “classical education”
by Kathryn Joyce | Salon | May 31 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1403
Republicans are channeling tax dollars to right-wing institutes at colleges across the nation. What’s the endgame?

Half in new poll say Trump tried to stay in office through illegal means
by Zach Schonfeld | The Hill | June 26 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1414
Half of U.S. adults believe former President Trump planned to remain in the presidency through illegal and unconstitutional activities.

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as 1st Black woman to serve on Supreme Court
by Brendan Morrow | The Week | June 30 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1413
History has been made, as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. 

Poll shows majority oppose Supreme Court’s attack on fundamental rights
by Julia Conley | Common Dreams | June 27 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1416
Fifty-six percent of respondents said they’re concerned the court will attack marriage equality and the right to obtain contraception.

‘Stay Woke Go Vote’: Florida Black Caucus launches campaign to empower voters
by Issac Morgan | Florida Phoenix | May 9 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1417
The Black delegation in the Florida Legislature and community activists are doubling down on efforts to empower Floridians to vote during the upcoming elections, with the launch of a campaign that pushes back against Republican lawmakers’ policies.

The Supreme Court’s shock-and-awe judicial coup
by Naomi Klein | The Intercept | June 30 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1406
The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over.

The war in Ukraine may be impossible to stop. And the U.S. deserves much of the blame.
by Christopher Caldwell | New York Times | May 31 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1408
A tragic, local and ambiguous conflict has been turned into a potential world conflagration.

UF’s Alligator student newspaper battled on front lines of abortion issues 50 years ago
by Katie Delk | The Gainesville Sun | June 26 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1404
In 1971, the University of Florida student newspaper printed a list of abortion referral agencies. The editor in chief was arrested and jailed.

What’s behind the antiabortion crackdown?
by Jenny Brown | Jacobin | tinyurl.com/Iguana1405
Since the turn of the 19th century, crackdowns on women’s reproductive rights have come in cycles. The attack isn’t only about controlling women, but about pushing up the birth rate to suit capital’s needs.

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