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#244: Shadowland

Happy Thursday, loyal readers, and thank you for opening today’s issue of The Highlighter. A couple w
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#244: Shadowland
By Mark Isero • Issue #249 • View online
Happy Thursday, loyal readers, and thank you for opening today’s issue of The Highlighter. A couple weeks ago, as VIP Summer was sharing her wisdom in a podcast episode for Article Club, I was reminded of a simple and powerful fact: There’s a lot of trust you’re giving me when I choose articles and suggest that you read them. It’s all wonderful and generous, and if I haven’t said it lately, I’ll say it now: Thank you. I appreciate you, your readership, and the reading community we’re building.
Now let’s get to this week’s selections. Even if you’re not fascinated by conspiracy theorists, or wonder how regular people become radicalized to believe in the politics of the far right, I highly recommend this week’s lead article, especially if you care about the future of our country. I can’t stop thinking about it. The other three pieces are also strong. They focus on a range of topics, including the unacceptable rates of diabetic amputations in the South, the challenges of opening schools safely in the Fall, and the seemingly inevitable forces that drive parents insane. Enjoy!
+ Should we have HHH on Thursday, June 4? Yes, HHH is best in person, but we can’t do that, unfortunately. But if joining one more Zoom doesn’t sound excruciating, I’d love to see all of you, invite you to chat with other thoughtful readers, and give out prizes (of course). (If you’d prefer a collective silent reading hour, without all the banter, I like that idea, too.) Hit reply if you’re in!

QAnon Is More Important Than You Think
The Black American Amputation Epidemic
VIP Phoebe is exultant after braving her work’s mailroom (while staying safe) to retrieve her prized Highlighter merchandise. The perks of becoming a VIP are real. hltr.co/membership
VIP Phoebe is exultant after braving her work’s mailroom (while staying safe) to retrieve her prized Highlighter merchandise. The perks of becoming a VIP are real. hltr.co/membership
We Cannot Return To Campus This Fall
Why Are American Children Treated As A Different Species Than Adults?
Did you find any good articles? Hope so. Thank you for reading this week’s newsletter. Let me know what you thought by hitting reply or by clicking on the thumbs below. Also, let’s welcome our community’s five new subscribers, including Claire, Katie, Nathalie, and Mara. I hope that you find this newsletter a solid addition to your Thursday email inbox. (Thank you, loyal reader Phillip, for the referral.)
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