October 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Reclaiming ‘entitlement,’ bye-bye TJ, gerrymanders, Big Biz Gospel, Haitian kids, real Colin Powell obit, plus John Stoehr’s week

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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.)

• October 22, 2021
Why does a democratic republic founded in opposition to monarchy tolerate billionaires? Read more

• October 21, 2021
Creating a counter-conservatism Read more

• October 20, 2021
Not your dad’s conservatives: Today’s GOP wants candidates to say how they’ll use the state to keep white people on top Read more

• October 19, 2021
Is the white backlash working? Virginia’s race for governor might have the answer Read more

• October 18, 2021
When democracy is at stake, policies are secondary. The only question is this: Do you want the assholes to be in charge? Read more


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Here’s the weekend edition …

October 21, 2021

Mia Brett: What is gerrymandering and why does a democracy allow it to be used to protect white power?

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October 20, 2021

Rod Graham: America is growing skeptical of the Gospel of Big Business

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October 19, 2021

Lindsay Beyerstein: New York can now celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s ideals without idolizing the slave holder himself

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October 19, 2021

Richard Sudan: How are we going to explain to Haitian kids what the US did to their parents? That democracy is a nice idea, applicable to some?

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October 19, 2021

Magdi Semrau: Let’s rethink what it means to be entitled, because it doesn’t mean what Joe Manchin says it means

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October 18, 2021

Erik Loomis: His life made the world worse: Colin Powell (1937-2021)

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October 17, 2021

Mia Brett: Preventing felons from voting is just how it is, right? Wrong. There’s a history. There were choices. And we can change it.

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John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.

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