Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil
The author writes: “In the Amazon, Bolsonaro has promised progress instead of protection. And his radical proposals – to withdraw Brazil from the Paris climate deal, neuter federal environment agencies, give the green light to destructive hydro-electric dams, freeze the demarcation of new indigenous reserves and open up existing ones to mining – chime with voters here, including those breaking environmental laws.” Photo credit: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil / Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

The American Economy Is Rigged (Gerry)

The author writes, “The notion of the American Dream — that, unlike old Europe, we are a land of opportunity — is part of our essence. Yet the numbers say otherwise. The life prospects of a young American depend more on the income and education of his or her parents than in almost any other advanced country. When poor-boy-makes-good anecdotes get passed around in the media, that is precisely because such stories are so rare.”

How Long It May Take to Identify the Pipe Bomb Subjects (Dan)

Law enforcement has come a long way since the Unabomber investigation. Here’s a rough time frame for identifying who sent pipe bombs to CNN, George Soros, the Clintons, Barack Obama, and others.

My Fight for Justice Goes On (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “When I realized that every day for years I had been spraying this chemical — sometimes 150 gallons of it a day — across playgrounds not unlike the ones my kid frequented, something in me was stirred to action. If I could prove it caused me harm, then perhaps I could give people a chance to protect themselves and their own children. Maybe I could give them the chance that was taken away from me.”

The Young Turks vs. Fox News (Dan)

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur takes on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson over the state of America at Politicon 2018. Watch here.