In 2016, the Obama DoJ issued guidance to US courts telling them to cease the practice of levying fines on poor people that exceeded their means to pay, especially fines for failure to pay earlier fines. This week, Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed that order.
Many US cities levy extraordinary fines onRead More
By Cory Doctorow
Volk is the sequel to Eutopia, the brilliant, sinister supernatural tale of the real-world 19th century eugenics movement, written by Canadian horror great David Nickle.
Volk picks up decades after Eutopia let off, with the survivors of the great and terrible massacre that wiped out the brutal eugenicsRead More
Donald Trump represents the eminently foreseeable outcome of Reagan’s Republican bargain: welding together a coalition of racists and religious fanatics with the finance sector and its lobbyists, making two groups who had spent a century cordially loathing each other into one.
Welding big money to big racism was a winning strategy, at first.Read More