Sunday Political Links

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People seemed to like the political links last week, so here are some more. Enjoy!

If you are an evil person,  becoming a lawyer for a military contractor is a great career move.

How Louis Armstrong fought anti-Semitism (via)

A disturbing article on sexual slavery within the U.S. “It is presently less risky and more profitable to sell girls rather than illegal drugs.” (via)

The Walrus is a really great magazine.  Here Katie Addleman asks if Birthright can “save Judaism.”

In light of the health care debate in the Senate, it might be good if Democrats revisited this Believer interview with George Lakoff.

David Kurtz at TPM explains some of the behind-the-scenes in the Senate.

Apparently, it is frowned upon to look at porn while on public transportation.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He’s been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →