Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Protesters march in a demonstration against the Line 3 pipeline extension in Duluth, Minnesota on September 27, 2019. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc)
"I've been followed for hundreds of miles along the line by different trucks," said one Indigenous organizer. "I don't know if that's counterinsurgency, but it's certainly surveillance."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
President-elect Joe Biden speaks with the media as he departs the Queen Theater after introducing key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Progressives are calling on the president-elect to reject a "Corporate Cabinet...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
This graduate of Pasadena City College is one of nearly 46 million borrowers in the U.S. weighed down by $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
Economist Mike Konczal describes student loan debt as "an albatross around the...


The macro view of things remains dark - plague rages, planet burns, evil clowns bluster - so we'll start the week with a serendipitous alligator wrasslin' match. Wildlife surveillance cameras captured the moment a Florida retiree rushed into a pond to save his puppy from the jaws of a small alligator that "came out of the water like a missile." After a tussle, he pried the gator's jaws open, the dog scurried off, no hard feelings all around. Best touch: The guy never dropped his cigar.

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