The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump ; Indonesia Wants to Export Modern Version of Islam ...and More Picks
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California Plans to Collect Taxes on Spaceflight (Reader Steve)
Spaceflight might be the only area where many are excited to pay taxes.
Indonesia Wants to Export Modern Version of Islam (Dan)
Move over Wahhabism, young Indonesians are looking to export a version of Islam that is compatible in and with the secular world.
Exploitation and Abuse at the Chicken Plant (Jimmy)
A collaboration piece between The New Yorker & ProPublica: “Case Farms has built its business by recruiting some of the world’s most vulnerable immigrants, who endure harsh and at times illegal conditions that few Americans would put up with.”
The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump (Trevin)
Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein of Jordan is one of the world’s most unlikely, and yet most prominent defenders of human rights. He has criticized both the US and extremist Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for their many abuses.
Trump to Modernize, Reinstate Glass Steagall? (Dan)
Is this one campaign promise from the Left that he wasn’t lying about?