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On the latest episode of Social Distance, staff writer James Hamblin and executive producer Katherine Wells answer questions from listeners.Listen to the episode here:Subscribe to Social Distance on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or another podcast platform to receive new episodes as soon as they’re published.What follows is an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation.James Hamblin: This question comes from Tyler Richter in Springfield, Missouri.

The Path to Autocracy

Over the past decade, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz Party have transformed a democracy into something close to an autocracy. Shortly after his first reelection in 2014, Orbán gave a speech outlining his political project.

Angela Davis: Dems & GOP Tied to Corporate Capitalism, But We Must Vote So Trump Is “Forever Ousted”

“Neither party represents the future that we need in this country — both parties remain connected to corporate capitalism,” Angela Davis says of the 2020 election. “We’re going to have to translate some of the passion that has characterized these demonstrations into work within the electoral arena, recognizing that the electoral arena is not the best place for the expression of radical politics.

Monday Night Owls: Rightist attack on solar undermines potential for a just transition on energy

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week

Andrea Germanos at Common Dreams writes—To Support an ‘Urgently Needed Clean and Just Energy Transition,’ 450+ Groups Demand Federal Regulators Rebuff Attack on Community Solar:

Over 450 environmental, faith, and consumer advocacy groups on Monday urged federal regulators to reject a proposal from a secretive rightwing organization that would upend policies seen as “foundational to a

‘Demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life’: Beyoncé seeks justice for Breonna Taylor

Beyoncé has become the latest celebrity to use her platform to advocate for justice in the death of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old emergency medical technician was asleep when Louisville police kicked in her door on a no-knock search warrant and shot her at least eight times even though no drugs were found in her home, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Matt Gaetz and Ted Cruz get in a Twitter fight with Ron Perlman for some reason

Everything is bad and we can’t have nice things so, instead, please enjoy this long, drawn-out Twitter war between two of the least liked Republican lawmakers in America and … um, famous actor Ron Perlman, for some reason. The pushing-off point was Florida man Rep. Matt Gaetz grunting that well, if there’s going to be be kneeling during the national anthem, maybe we just shouldn’t have soccer at all, you soccer meanies.

Buffalo police veteran fired for stopping brutality may get a new investigation and restored pension

Former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne tried to do the right thing back in 2006. In 2006, a white police officer Horne was working with began choking a handcuffed Black suspect. Horne pulled that officer off of the suspect and was summarily fired for her protection of a Buffalo citizen. At the time, Horne was called out for what higher ups called her “extreme lack of professionalism.