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☁️ Miles High Club ☁️ - Revue

(getrevue.co)
Thrilled to announce that I'm BACK IN THE NEWSLETTER GAME, working with Twitter's @revue to give you an all-new luxury experience in chill vibes and internet nonsense. It's called ☁️ Miles High Club ☁️ First issue drops Friday. Subscribe (free!) here: via

A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home

(newyorker.com)
Absolutely stunning reporting, writing, photo, and video on this piece from ⁦@JonathanBlitzer⁩, documenting a joyous day that never should have been been necessary. via
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https://voxmediaevents.com/writersworkshop

(voxmediaevents.com)
Today, I launched the @voxmedia writers workshop, a free training and mentorship program that pairs editors & writers from @TheCut @NYMag @Eater @voxdotcom @verge @polygon @SBNation with aspiring journalists via

Cicadas Have an Existential Problem

(theatlantic.com)
I wrote about the Brood X cicadas. They have an *absurdly complicated* set of microbes that live inside them, that they can't live without, and that might really mess them up in the long run. via

Why Ford’s New Electric Car Is So Important

(theatlantic.com)
I spent a weekend in the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the sporty electric crossover that aims to compete on style and price with Tesla. I liked it, and it taught me what the new era of mass EV adoption might look like. via

Oversight Board | Independent Judgment. Transparency. Legitimacy.

(oversightboard.com)
To me, this is one of the most important paragraphis in the decision. Facebook refused to provide evidence to its Oversight Board about the role Facebook itself played in facilitating the events that led to January 6th, and the company's response. via

Day 1 of the End of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

(nytimes.com)
This is how you write a news story. via

Opinion | The West Has Been Hoarding More Than Vaccines

(nytimes.com)
“At current rates, the population of developing countries might not be inoculated until end of 2024. That would add millions to the 152 mln already infected and the 3.2 mln who have died.” Biden should change US position at tomorrow’s WTO Meeting via

Internal NYPD Documents Show Cops Were Sent to Protests With Barely Any First Amendment Training

(theintercept.com)
SCOOP: We published the documents the NYPD uses to train the majority of cops on policing protests. with @JohnBolgerNYC via

Opinion | Americans will increasingly have to make their own judgments about covid-19 risks

(washingtonpost.com)
New phase of the pandemic in the US can feel confusing. -Do I have to wear a mask outdoors? -What can I do after I’m vaccinated? -When can we stop wearing masks altogether? -What about kids? Shifting to personal risk tolerance. My thoughts. via
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Gaming in colour: uncovering video games’ black pioneers

(theguardian.com)
It often made me sad that the black pioneers of gaming didn’t get more attention. A while back, I set out to learn more about their fascinating stories. This is the result. Hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did writing about them ❤️ via

A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 | The White House

(whitehouse.gov)
I remember years ago getting an email asking me to wear red on May 5th to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and people. For years, it was just Native advocates marking the the day. Today, the @WhiteHouse issued this proclamation via

The tragedy of the commons is a false and dangerous myth – Michelle Nijhuis | Aeon Essays

(aeon.co:443)
This is a thing I yell about a lot, and loved this piece: The tragedy of the commons is a false and dangerous myth. (by @nijhuism) via

Gaming in colour: uncovering video games’ black pioneers

(theguardian.com)
Jerry Lawson led the invention of cartridges, Ed Smith made a hybrid console/PC, and designer Muriel Tramis won France’s highest honour for bringing history into play. How many more names are forgotten? @Tola_o interviews some of gaming's black pioneers: via
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Trapped Aboard an Abandoned Cargo Ship: One Sailor’s Four-Year Ordeal

(wsj.com)
Stranded at sea: Hundreds of sailors were abandoned last year on various ships, usually when vessel owners went broke. This Syrian sailor wound up trapped on a seized cargo ship ⁦— for four years. @JoeWSJ⁩ ⁦@drewhinshaw⁩ via

Biden’s Modest Tax Plan

(nytimes.com)
If all of Biden’s proposed tax increases passed - corporate, investment and income - total federal tax rate on the wealthy would remain significantly lower than in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s and somewhat lower than in the mid-1990s. via

Judge orders DOJ release Trump obstruction memo - CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

(citizensforethics.org)
A federal judge just made it a lot harder for the DOJ to keep the memo secret that Bill Barr used to justify not charging Donald Trump with obstruction of justice. CREW sued to make the memo public, and in two weeks, it should be. Read the ruling here: via

Fauci warns against discarding trade rules on Covid vaccines

(ft.com)
Fauci is really no expert on intellectual property issues, although he does have several patents, which supplement his salary. via