Sidney's Picks: The Religious Right, the Bolivian Coup, and Uber's Big Tax Bill | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: The Religious Right, the Bolivian Coup, and Uber's Big Tax Bill

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Bolivian Cityscape, Belinda Grasnik, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: 

  • U.S. Ambassador assails ProPublica reporter over story about Mike Pence favoring Christian groups for foreign aid.
     
  • Anti-choice grifter bilks city of Austin out of $1.6 million that should have gone to women’s health care. 
     
  • Fundamentalist Christian legislators have seized Bolivia in a coup and unleashed a wave of anti-indigenous violence. 
     
  • New Jersey hits Uber with $640 million tax bill for misclassifying employees as contractors.