Sunday Reading: The Invisible Ones


Throughout the week, I collect interesting articles that I think you, as readers of Political Charge, might enjoy as well. Grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite morning beverage) and dig in.

‘White Men Have No Electability Advantage’

FAIR conducted this interview with Brenda Choresi Carter, who talks about her research into the topic of electability, something that’s been in the news a lot thanks to the looming Democratic primary. The bottom line is that white men aren’t more electable than women. The reason why they hold so many elected positions is because they’re on the ballot.

Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?

This is a book review of Evicted, which looks at the lives of 8 families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The central question of the book is, “What if the problem is that poverty is profitable?” Whether or not you decide to read the book, just the review may open your eyes to some serious structural barriers that poor citizens are contending with.

Mitch McConnell Does Not Give a Damn About the Future of This Country

This Esquire article looks at two important moments in Mitch McConnell’s week, where he had the chance to make a real difference in the lives of Americans, but chose not to do a thing. In the first, he screwed over constituents in his home state of Kentucky; in the second, he screwed the rest of us over.

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