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    The Nation

  • Mother Earth
    Sylvia Hernández Mother’s Day and Earth Day, every day. The post Mother Earth appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels
    Matthew Sehrsweeney A true commitment to climate justice is much broader: It necessarily entails building local resilience to climate impacts. The post Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • Is the Shine Starting to Come Off Bill Gates’s Halo?
    Tim Schwab The billionaire’s role in perpetuating vaccine apartheid in the name of protecting intellectual property rights has begun to draw criticism. The post Is the Shine Starting to Come Off Bill Gates’s Halo? appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • Can Guantánamo Ever Be Shut Down?
    Karen J. Greenberg Dealing with the forever prison of America’s endless wars. The post Can Guantánamo Ever Be Shut Down? appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • The Arizona GOP’s Attack on Democracy
    Sasha Abramsky The Republican Party is determined to hold power, even against the will of the electorate. But working-class immigrants are fighting back. The post The Arizona GOP’s Attack on Democracy appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • A Prophet at the Barbecue: Larry McMurtry, 1936–2021
    Benjamin Moser Three views of a Texas giant. The post A Prophet at the Barbecue: Larry McMurtry, 1936–2021 appeared first on The Nation.... Read more »
  • Secretary Blinken Faces a Big Test in Ukraine, Where Nazis and Their Sympathizers Are Glorified
    Lev Golinkin One week after hundreds marched in Kyiv to honor a Nazi SS division, the US secretary of state has a chance to stand up for Holocaust survivors. The post Secretary Blinken Faces a Big Test in Ukraine, Where Nazis and Their Sympathizers Are Glorified appeared first on The... Read more »

    The Washington Times Local

  • Lee Carter attacks Terry McAuliffe over Amazon bid as Virginia Dems hold gubernatorial debate
    RICHMOND, Va. — The Democratic candidates for Virginia governor sparred over-policing and economic development in their second debate Thursday, an event that showcased the diverse styles and perspectives of the field that voters will winnow next month. In one of the debate's sharpest exchanges, Del. Lee Carter, a self-described socialist,... Read more »
  • Virginia Republican gubernatorial convention to indicate party direction
    One of the most chaotic campaigns in Virginia history culminates Saturday when the Republican Party hosts its gubernatorial nominating convention, which analysts expect to be an indicator of where the party is headed after the Trump presidency. Seven Republicans are seeking the top nomination, six are running for lieutenant governor... Read more »
  • Brood X cicadas about to emerge by billions
    Cherry blossoms may be the official, undisputed harbingers of spring in the region, but once every 17 years, the little pink blooms have to share the seasonal stage with a somewhat less photogenic rival: the red-eyed, yellow-winged Brood X cicada. And the brood is almost ready for the spotlight. “It’s... Read more »
  • Nancy Pelosi refuses to denounce father Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.'s complicity in racism
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to denounce her late father, former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., for supporting the erection of Confederate monuments in the city and perpetuating systemic racism by not stopping discriminatory practices, including refusing rental housing to Black people in White neighborhoods. Mrs. Pelosi, who has made... Read more »
  • Michael Fanone, D.C. cop beaten during Capitol riot, slams 'disgraceful' indifference of politicians
    A Metropolitan Police Department officer who was savagely beaten during the riot at the U.S. Capitol slammed federal lawmakers Wednesday for “downplaying” the Jan. 6 attack. In an open letter to all elected members of the U.S. government, Officer Michael Fanone said he continues to struggle with the emotional anxiety... Read more »
  • No appointments needed at Maryland mass vaccination sites
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland residents can now get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the state's 13 mass vaccination sites, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday. The governor said walk-ups at various mass vaccination sites have been a successful tool in boosting the number of inoculated people in the... Read more »
  • Cops vacancies overwhelm short-staffed police departments
    Police officers nationwide are turning in their badges at record rates amid budget cuts, policy changes and anti-brutality protests. An estimated 5,300 officers quit or retired from the New York Police Department last year, 200 or more cops have left the Seattle force, and in the nation’s capital, the union... Read more »

    The Week

  • What full FDA approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine would mean
    The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech could become the first in the United States to receive full FDA approval. The companies announced Friday they have initiated an application seeking full approval of the vaccine for people 16 and over from the Food and Drug Administration, CNN reports. The vaccine... Read more »
  • The daily business briefing: May 7, 2021
    1. A post-Brexit standoff between the U.K. and France over fishing rights intensified on Thursday, as France sent two navy patrol boats to the British Channel Island of Jersey. The move followed Britain's decision to dispatch two of its military ships to the area a day earlier. Before the show... Read more »
  • 10 things you need to know today: May 7, 2021
    1. President Biden made a public pitch for support of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in strongly Republican Louisiana on Thursday, using a 70-year-old bridge in the city of Lake Charles as a backdrop. Biden has proposed paying for his plan by raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations, rejecting... Read more »
  • India hits new COVID-19 infection and fatality records as pressure grows for lockdowns
    India set another global COVID-19 record Friday, reporting 414,188 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours plus 3,915 new deaths. Both numbers are believed to be significant undercounts. With daily deaths remaining above 3,800 for the past 10 days and hospitals running out of beds, oxygen, and other critical... Read more »
  • Biden's lifeline for red-state cities
    El Paso is being squeezed. In 2019, the Texas state legislature passed SB2 which limits property tax increases to 3.5 percent per year. Meanwhile, most of the city's budget is based on largely unfunded state mandates. And where the state in 2008 funded 45 percent of local education costs, that's... Read more »
  • Americans are incoherent on immigration
    For a "nation of immigrants," Americans have remarkably mixed feelings about immigration — feelings which are surely a contributing factor to our multi-decade treadmill slog toward immigration reform. Consider these new poll results from Pew Research Center: Large majorities of Americans say it is very or somewhat important to increase... Read more »
  • Liz Cheney's heresy
    For years now, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has been one of the most influential Republicans in Washington. Scion of one of the most powerful families in conservative politics, she served in several positions in the Bush administration and was elected as the House representative from Wyoming in 2016 — the... Read more »

    The New Republic

  • It Took the Democrats Half a Century to Rediscover Trickle-Up Economics
    When Republicans began reformulating their tax philosophy in the late 1970s, they looked to their party’s policies in the 1920s for inspiration. I remember Jude Wanniski, the late conservative journalist, telling me that he knew nothing about Republican tax cuts in the 1920s until he read about them in Herb... Read more »
  • Andy Cohen’s Reality Television Fantasy
    No one ever believed that reality television was totally real. Thirty-one days before The Real World premiered on MTV in 1992—a one-off about eight young strangers living together in a New York City apartment that ignited the entire genre—a New York Times critic sneered that “when television programmers talk about... Read more »
  • How America Became the Money Laundering Capital of the World
    In March, federal agents raided the Beverly Hills premises of a company called U.S. Private Vaults. According to a subsequent grand jury indictment, U.S. Private Vaults was a money laundering operation where drug dealers and others could anonymously stash fentanyl, guns, and “huge stacks of $100 bills” in safe deposit... Read more »
  • BP’s Suspicious Support for a Carbon Market in Washington State
    In early April, the state of Washington managed to do what once seemed impossible: successfully pass a bill establishing carbon pricing. It did so with the backing of oil giant BP, which has a lot riding on a particular piece of it: carbon offsets.Multinational oil and gas company BP has... Read more »
  • Big Pharma: There’s No Easy Way Out of the Vaccine Crisis We Created
    On Wednesday, after months of growing pressure from progressive activists and governments around the world, the Biden administration announced that it would support World Trade Organization–centered efforts to waive intellectual property protections on Covid-19 vaccines. This seemingly small bureaucratic gesture carries an enormous potential impact, as it could help other... Read more »
  • The Washington Media Is Overblowing the Liz Cheney Story
    In the last 24 hours, about the only publication that has not offered a breathless account of Liz Cheney’s plight is Epicurious. And that may only be because the newly anti-carnivore recipe site is deliberately resisting a story that offers so much red meat to political reporters. The Cheney saga—which... Read more »
  • In Defense of Liberal Conspirators
    The following is an excerpt from Astra Taylor’s new book, Remake the World. “It’s as natural as breathing” is a cliché because, when all is going well, nothing else is more effortless than inhaling and exhaling, something we do approximately twenty thousand times a day. Typically, most of us don’t... Read more »

    Five Thirty Eight

  • Can You Find A Trio Of Squares?
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the... Read more »
  • How To Make Sure Your Kid Isn’t A Superspreader
    The drumbeat of the last five months has been: Get. Your. Shot! And, for the most part, the messaging is working: more than 40 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. But there’s one group who’s been left out: kids. Though the... Read more »
  • Politics Podcast: How Partisanship Explains Our Pandemic Behavior
    Since just about the beginning of the pandemic, partisanship has shaped Americans’ perceptions of risk and their behavior. Polls showed divisions over things like wearing masks and reopening businesses, and studies of mobile phone data confirmed that Republicans and Democrats were — to some extent — living their lives differently.... Read more »
  • Most Republicans Still Won’t Accept That Biden Won
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Once again, we’re switching up the format a little, so please let us know your thoughts on it. A big majority of Republicans still won’t accept the presidential election results. President Biden took office more than three months ago, but Republicans are not... Read more »
  • Is Man City That Much Better Than Chelsea?
    cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Tony, Ryan, Grace — We’ve reassembled the day after two somewhat lopsided Champions League semifinal matches, and the finals are now set: It’ll be Chelsea vs. Manchester City in Istanbul on May 29. Two English clubs, two glitzy managers, only one match to prove they’re... Read more »
  • VideoThe Clippers Didn’t Change Much On Offense. But They’re Poised For Playoff Redemption.
    The Los Angeles Clippers started the fourth quarter of Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets in the 2019-20 playoffs down 8 points, but they had on the floor a premier playoff closer in Kawhi Leonard and a fellow superstar in Paul George. The two had won their minutes together during... Read more »
  • Why Black Women Are Often Missing From Conversations About Police Violence
    When Lajuana Phillips was shot and killed by a police officer in late 2018, she was a mother of three children, a daughter and a cousin who was described by family as “a hard worker,” according to an online memorial. But Phillip’s death received little media attention. There were a... Read more »
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