Saturday Link Love: Predator Priests, Voter Privacy, and Diversion Programs

Saturday Link Love: Predator Priests, Voter Privacy, and Diversion Programs November 24, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

The Democrats Deep-South Strategy Was a Winner After All, on The Atlantic—“Losses in marquee races might lead the party to believe it can’t win elections with candidates like Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Beto O’Rourke. But there’s more to the story.”

The Harsh Truth Exposed by the Midterm Elections, on The Atlantic—“It’s an old game: W. E. B. Du Bois famously called it the “psychological wage.” Instead of protecting white people from economic hardship, you protect them from the racial demons you’ve stirred up in their minds.”

Immigrant Communities Were the ‘Geographic Solution’ to Predator Priests, on NPR—“There are dozens of examples of immigrant communities thrown under the bus.”

The US Needs to Do Better on Voter Privacy, on Skepchick—“At the time, I was in an absolute pit of depression and anxiety, and those steps were all too much for me, so I considered getting a gun.”

Diversion Programs Say They Offer a Path Away From Court, but Critics Say the Tolls Are Hefty, on ProPublica—“The programs raise legal and ethical questions, including whether they create an uneven playing field for defendants and financial incentives for prosecutors to dispose of cases in ways they might not otherwise.”

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