September 4, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

GOP paramilitary takeover, sex worker rights, covid lab leak debunked, Roe still alive in 49 states, plus John Stoehr’s week

The weekend edition of the Editorial Board!

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Welcome to the weekend edition of the Editorial Board, where you will find a roundup of everything produced over the last week by our amazing stable of writers.

This week featured me, too. Here’s what you may have missed. (Reminder: I send my stuff out every weekday around lunchtime. There is no paywall for my stuff. This is an effort by the Editorial Board to rebuild the public square and the common good. Contributions to the Editorial Board from other writers are behind a pay wall.)


• September 3, 2021
Lawlessness is a feature of the Republican Party, not a bug Read more

• September 2, 2021
By turning law enforcement over to ‘abortion vigilantes,’ Texas uses lawlessness to destabilize equal treatment under law Read more

• September 1, 2021
Why do the people who desire bans on abortion desire bans on vaccine-mandates? The connection isn’t ‘freedom’ Read more

• August 31, 2021
Whatever happens to Roe, it will be the consequence of six conservative justices choosing to believe authoritarian lies Read more

• August 30, 2021
Will vaccine mandates spark right-wing violence? Maybe, if the authoritarians believe what they say. Most don’t, though Read more


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Here’s the weekend edition …


September 3, 2021

Mia Brett: Abortion is virtually banned in Texas. The upside? Roe still rules for now in the other 49 states

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September 1, 2021

Lindsay Beyerstein: We can pull the plug on the lab leak theory

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September 1, 2021

Rod Graham: Progressives should add sex worker rights to their agenda. It’s a matter of social justice

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August 31, 2021

Lindsay Beyerstein: The civilian wing of the Republican Party has finally lost control of its paramilitary wing

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John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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