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Biden hints at Supreme Court shortlist; still more conservative book bans

In the news today: Even as President Biden again asserts that he intends to nominate the first Black woman in history to the Supreme Court after the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, much of the news today continues to revolve around attacks to the nation’s education system from Republican leaders and the Republican base. From Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new “snitch line” to report teachers who mention “divisive concepts” in classrooms to new banned book lists, the newest Republican culture is a demand that our “culture” erase all the parts of its past that do not comport with Republicanism’s visions of the future. The problems with that approach should be self-evident, and yet …

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