Book Briefs: George Orwell, South Valley Serper

As a reporter contacting sources held in Pennsylvania prisons, I have to send letters hundreds of miles away to a warehouse in Florida, where they are digitized and kept indefinitely by a company called Smart Communications— – It’s never clear how many people read them. Smart Communications earns millions of dollars a year from jails … Read more

Illinois high school teacher fired after yelling racial slur at black student over classmates documenting incident

CNN — The Kankakee School Board unanimously voted Monday to terminate first-grade math teacher John Donovan after several students recorded him calling a black student the n-word, sparking outrage among students and families in the Illinois school district . On October 20, a video of the incident secretly recorded by multiple students in the class … Read more

Is politics filling the void in religion?

this is a version atlantic organization The Daily is a newsletter that guides you through the day’s most important stories, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best cultures. Register here. This Atlantic Author Helen Lewis, now an atheist, grew up in the Catholic Church. She was once asked if her feminist beliefs as … Read more