Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more below.

In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears Fears of demagoguery are provoking a frightening swing in the other direction.

Why I Am Suing the Government I never thought that I would sue the government.

The System Really Is Rigged: Why ‘Winner-Take-All’ Voting Is Killing Our Democracy The Electoral College makes it virtually impossible for a third party to challenge the system.

Elizabeth Warren’s Consolidation Speech Could Change the Election Straight off her high-profile campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a keynote address about industry consolidation in the American economy at a conference at the Capitol put on by New America’s Open Markets program.

Let’s Talk About Bill Clinton Syndrome It was real then. It’s real now.

How Real-time Translation Apps and Online Tools Are Helping Refugees in Turkey Forge New Lives When the uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad began five years ago, Mojahed Akil was a computer science student in Aleppo.

Political Lynching of an Israeli Arab Lawmaker Haneen Zoabi remarked “you murdered,” which was later interpreted as “Israeli soldiers are murderers,” after she was insulted and shouted at by her Knesset “colleagues.”

Nestlé Discovers Water in the Arizona Desert, and Bottles It Despite a 17-year drought, Phoenix has welcomed the sale of its water as a consumer product—but for how long?

Teaching Students to Be Public Intellectuals Faculty members aren’t the only ones whose writing for a mass audience needs work.

Zephyr Teachout’s Campaign Against Economic and Political Corruption Just Scored a Big Win Teachout swept the Democratic primary, setting up a race against a Republican backed by billionaire hedge-fund managers.

What Media Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Ad Blockers New York Times CEO Mark Thompson caused a minor stir when he gave a speech at an advertising conference declaring: “No one who refuses to contribute to the creation of high quality journalism has the right to consume it.”

Adjunct Professorships Hurt Students and Educators Alike. Is It Time to Abandon Tenure? Colleges and universities have seen a boom in contingent faculty. Administrators must rethink their business model.

America’s Deadliest Prosecutors: Five Lawyers, 440 Death Sentences A Harvard report highlights the lion-sized role of just four men and one woman in sentencing people to death, and how capital punishment is a “personality-driven system.”

Israel Is a Racist Country. Take It From Me, an Ethiopian Israeli Formal equal rights aren’t enough. Equality must be seen on the ground, but on social media, we still get “Go back to Ethiopia.”

Fish School Us on Wind Power Record-efficiency turbine farms are being inspired by sea life.

Can Topology Prevent Another Financial Crash? New regulations are applying network science to restructure global finance.

The New McCarthyism It’s hard to tell whether to fear or mock the recent call of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for a revival of the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC, as it was commonly called.

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