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Percentage of mothers who feel that motherhood is “a lot harder than they expected,” according to a Pew poll--a finding that jives with a growing body of research that sees mothers strained by the demands of always-on careers coupled with the responsibilities of motherhood.

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Housing News from The Scroll

Looking to boost its quarterly profits, the private equity firm Blackstone, one of the nation’s largest landlords, has been busy firing off hundreds of eviction lawsuits against tenants all across the country. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackstone spent billions of dollars to scoop up thousands of residential apartment buildings, suburban homes, and other properties.

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Number of the Day: $176,746

That’s the daily compensation paid to Geoff Morrell for four months of work at Disney, where he was hired as the top corporate affairs executive before he left amid a public relations nightmare when the company feuded with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over an education bill.

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Recent developments confirm that the [Democratic Socialists of America] leadership has been thoroughly captured by middle-class careerists, opportunists, and Democratic Party-adjacent political operatives. The DSA is an appendage of the Democratic Party & an obstacle to the formation of a true workers’ party.

From a faction known as Class Unity as it announced its split with the DSA, bringing into stark relief the ongoing divide within the socialist or socialist-ish flank of the Democratic Party.

Also by Michael Lind

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    How the major institutions of American society all came to sing in the woke chorus, and what can be done about it

  • Neoliberal Twee

    Cass Sunstein’s latest TED Talk of a book offers the kind of technocratic whimsy that left and right can agree to hate

  • Three Big Questions That the American Establishment Got Wrong

    Who benefited from the obvious nonsense that became post-Cold War America’s trade, foreign, and federal deficit policies?

  • The End of Progressive Intellectual Life

    How the Foundation-NGO complex quashed innovative thinking and open debate, first on the American right and now on the center-left

  • Labor’s Lost

    In America today, we have informal labor cartels for the college-educated elite, while private sector unions for the working class are all but annihilated

Ye’s narrative of sinister Jewish control emerged from the same media ecosystem that now proclaims itself protector of the Jews.

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