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Meet your pilot. / Andrea Arden
The Baffler,  February 16, 2016

Daily Bafflements

Meet your pilot. / Andrea Arden
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• Here’s Baffler contributing editor Susan Faludi on the feminist case against Bernie in the New York Times:

More seasoned voters may rightly consider a romantic Democratic insurrection the height of elitist privilege when what’s at stake are the lives of underprivileged women of all ages and races, women who will be the prime victims when social welfare programs are laid waste, Roe v. Wade overturned, Social Security gutted, and national health care shredded by whoever beats Mr. Sanders in November.

• The frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at the Bataclan when it was attacked in December, is calling for universal access to guns. Chase Madar wrote about the way gun sales spike after massacres in his salvo in issue 28. Meanwhile, “Most Americans favor stricter gun control, but women want it more: Sixty-two percent of women want stricter laws governing gun sales, versus 54 percent of men.” 

• “I was surprised to see Confederate flag fetishism in New Hampshire,” writes Christian Lorentzen, from a Trump rally. “Its population is 94 per cent white, 1.5 per cent African-American, 3.3 per cent Hispanic. Racists don’t have many people around to hate.” 

• Animals are taking your jobs.

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