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Bad News: How Woke Media Is Underminin­g Democracy

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The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth

By Sam Quinones

In a follow-up to his widely acclaimed Quinones explores the fentanyl and meth crisis sweeping the U.S. while at the same time spotlighti­ng the moments of hope and community that keep us going. From the wreckage of ruined lives come stories of faith, trust and belief in our fellow humans.

The no-holds-barred story of growing up in an extremist religious cult preparing for the end of days is hard to put down from its very first sentence. Jones brings us along as she tries to navigate a world few of us can imagine while contending with the conflicts of love, loyalty and growing up.

A phrase we became accustomed to during a pandemic: essential work. But what is it? And what does it really mean? Press pulls back the curtain on jobs society prefers to know little about—from those on slaughterh­ouse floors to those in prisons—and the effects this work can have on the employees who undertake it.

By Batya Ungar-sargon

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