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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Omicron comes into higher focus, however extra must be identified

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Add PA and MO to that listing. Assume that by subsequent week it’s documented in every single place. With luck it’ll be milder and/however crowd out Delta.

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Eric Lutz/Self-importance Honest:

GUTTING ROE MEANS 2022 WILL BE ALL ABOUT ABORTION RIGHTS

With the conservative-majority Supreme Courtroom anticipated to roll again abortion rights subsequent yr, the hazard in handing much more energy to Republicans must be entrance and heart within the midterms.

That it has gotten so far, the place they’ve gotten Roe on the ropes, speaks to the extent of that political energy and the persistence of the anti-abortion motion. However it also needs to be a wake-up name—to the Democrats, who should present the identical stage of urgency in defending the precise to decide on that their counterparts have proven in trying to take it away, and to voters, who ought to acknowledge the hazard in handing much more energy to the GOP. “There are American girls who’ve lived their complete lives with the information that their private well being choices have been protected,” Democratic Consultant Val Demings wrote Wednesday. “We can not go backwards.”

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Perry Bacon, Jr/WaPo:

We might have already missed our final, greatest probability to bolster American democracy

First, the Republican Occasion felt no want to vary course. By way of following democratic norms and values, Donald Trump was one of many worst presidents ever, and the Republican Occasion defended him all alongside the way in which. Trump misplaced in 2020, however he received 11 million more votes than he had in 2016, including a higher percentage of the Latino vote. The slim margin in a handful of swing states advised that Trump would even have prevailed if not for covid-19.

It’s simple to see what message the GOP took from that.

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Haaretz:

‘Worse Than the Holocaust’: Why Telephone Numbers Frighten Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Rabbis So A lot

Extremely-Orthodox rabbis are in disaster mode over a looming change in laws over cell phone numbers, frantically attempting to constrict their followers in an off-grid ghetto. They’re combating a dropping battle

At first look, it could appear odd that the important situation that triggered this assembly is about cell phone numbers, and the ‘kosher’ phones which are rabbinically approved to be used by the Haredi neighborhood. However this isn’t nearly numbers. It’s concerning the rabbis controlling the free move of knowledge into their communities. With out that management, their energy over their followers is vastly diminished.

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Nicquel Terry Ellis and Eva McKend/CNN:

Black mother and father say motion to ban important race idea is ruining their kids’s schooling

When Danielle Atkinson’s daughter introduced residence a second-grade project that highlighted Christopher Columbus’s explorations, Atkinson stated she started to note inequities within the curriculum being taught within the faculty district.

There have been loads of classes about Columbus and different historic White figures, however the contributions of Black People have been largely lacking within the coursework at Royal Oak Public Colleges in Michigan, she stated.

Atkinson and different Black and brown mother and father felt the scholars weren’t studying sufficient concerning the civil rights motion, the Harlem Renaissance, the desegregation of faculties and the significance of Black Historical past Month so that they fashioned the Royal Oak Multicultural Dad and mom Affiliation in 2016. They demanded extra culturally numerous curriculum from the district, however Atkinson stated she’s seen little progress.

“Our youngsters aren’t having the schooling round race and historical past that they need to, and it is to our detriment and it is a disservice to our youngsters,” stated the mom of six, who can also be founding father of the Michigan-based Mothering Justice, a bunch that advocates for Black and brown mothers.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Abrams and Trump each questioned elections, however proof is totally different

Whereas Abrams stated 10 days after the election that she wasn’t conceding, she additionally stated in the identical speech that Republican Brian Kemp was the victor. Trump solely admitted he had misplaced the day after a riot on the U.S. Capitol because the Electoral Faculty confirmed his defeat.

Whereas we prevented a shutdown, this reminder thread is useful:

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