Two perspectives on the role of schools in last week’s elections. Lisa Graves, long-time student of right wing money and influence networks, talks about their role in fomenting rage against critical race theory. And Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, a historian who’s studied fights around schools, looks at what’s behind parental anger. photo: Element5 Digital via Unsplash

Sociologist Algernon Austin lays out the details of and reasons for black men’s miserable experiences in the job market. And sex pundit Susie Bright delves into the meaning of model Cara Delevigne’s “Peg the Patriarchy” vest at last week’s Met Gala. Plus lots of irrefutable reasons why you should support KFPA. Cytonn Photography via Unsplash

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How reactionaries maintain control in Texas, and the Blob’s worries about China and Afghanistan.

Texas is a highly diverse and urbanized state, but it’s run by a bunch of would-be cowboys. How is this possible? Political scientist Clyde Barrow has some answers. The Blob—the pejorative nickname for the foreign policy establishment—wants us to worry more about China than the climate crisis, and to see the withdrawal from Afghanistan as … Continued