PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Kayleigh McEnany Says Her Faith Stopped Her From Lying While Working For Trump” / Farron Balanced / Farron Cousins ☮

Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said recently that she “never lied” during her time in the Trump administration because her belief in God prevented her from doing that. Her lies during her short time in office are well documented, but claims like this help fuel the Republican base into thinking their leaders are infallible.

MARXIAN ECONOMICS & POLITICAL ECONOMY: “Ten Years Ago: Defense Spending [10th Anniversary of Economic Update with Richard Wolff]” / Democracy At Work / Richard Wolff ☮

Defense spending was never really a story of military issues. It’s really more of an economic story.

To mark Economic Update’s 10th anniversary year, Professor Wolff is revisiting relevant moments from 10 years ago to explore how capitalism, its defenders, and its critics have all changed.

For the month of April, Prof Wolff takes a look at defense spending, which was at its height in 2011, accounting for 4.5% of the total US GDP. 10 years later, the Biden Administration has announced the final withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, ending the 20 year war without the defeat of the Taliban. But there was a winner: the defense industry.

ANARCHISM: “The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman” / Feminist Frequency ☮

Once dubbed one of the most dangerous people in America by J. Edgar Hoover, activist and speaker Emma Goldman defied history with her revolutionary support for labor rights, women’s rights and “everyone’s right to beautiful radiant things.”