These Republicans are a pretty tough bunch. Who are they?


I may not find time to read the book . . . Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party (I suffer the curse of the slow reader) . . . but this interview transcript is completely fascinating – mainly, for the backround we didn’t know on the base of today’s Republican Party, and its origins (but also for the number of times the author can insert the title of his book, Republican Gomorrah).


This one, Jeffrey Sharlet’s The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, I am definitely going to read. Get a taste of it here.

Meanwhile, on a more upbeat – and more truly redemptive – note . . .


This lesson from Missouri suggests we truly can do better. Reports CNN: “Young people are really turning their lives around and becoming productive citizens,” said Tim Decker, director of Missouri Division of Youth Services. “We’ve redefined what’s possible in the juvenile justice system.” Learn how they did it.


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