America’s next Covid-19 culture war is here (CNN) – It’s not that different from parents showing proof of vaccination typically required to enroll kids in American schools, or those little yellow vaccine cards already required to travel in countries threatened by yellow fever, tuberculosis or other scourges. Yet the idea of “vaccine passports” has become the latest object of right-wing politicians’ outrage.
Georgia lawmaking ends with citizen’s arrest repeal and big budget (AJC.com) – The citizen’s arrest law has its roots in slavery, passed in 1863 to allow white Georgians to capture enslaved people who were fleeing to fight in the Union Army. The law was later used through the early 1900s to justify the lynching of Black people without repercussions. In a sign of bipartisan force, the measure passed the House on Wednesday on a vote of 169-0.