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Saturday - October 17, 2020

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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Signs Bills Stripping Powers From Incoming Governor (Published 2018)

(nytimes.com)
this you? via
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Jacinda Ardern, Hero to Liberals Abroad, Is Validated at Home

(nytimes.com)
World leader who managed the pandemic transparently, scientifically, and successfully, is easily re-elected. via

WSJ News Exclusive | China Warns U.S. It May Detain Americans in Response to Prosecutions of Chinese Scholars

(wsj.com)
NEW: Beijing started threatening to detain U.S. nationals in China after PLA scientist moved into SF consulate after being questioned by FBI in June. Officials said they'd detain an American if U.S. didn’t allow researcher to return to China @aviswanatha via
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In His Own Words, Joe Biden Was ‘Seduced by Real Estate’

(wsj.com)
More on this. Per @wsj, @JoeBiden bought this house in 1972 for $185,000 and sold it for $1,200,000 in 1996, which means Biden could be the only candidate in the race who has actually turned a profit on a real estate investment. via
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http://bwh.harvard.edu

(bwh.harvard.edu)
Warning for COVID scientists: An impostor is asking scientists for an interview using the email atulgawande65@gmail.com (not mine) and signature “Atul Gawande, Staff Writer, The New Yorker.” These are fake. Do not respond. I use a address for work. 1/4 via

Opinion | Can Big Tech Make Sure That 2020 Is Not 2016?

(nytimes.com)
This conversation with @alexstamos is as good as everyone has been saying and is an excellent balm to the myopia of platform governance conversations the past week or so via

Rudy: Only ‘50/50’ Chance I Worked With a ‘Russian Spy’ to Dig Dirt on Bidens

(thedailybeast.com)
Really nice of Rudy to name his co-conspirators, some of whom are young enough that this could really bite them in the ass. via

They can't vote, but they can meme: How these TikTokers are trying to get Biden elected

(nbcnews.com)
Even though some of them are too young to vote, members of “TikTok for Biden” have helped transform the app into the latest political battleground. For @NBCNews, I wrote about how, ahead of the Nov. 3 election, politics have taken over TikTok. via
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Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal

(theverge.com)
NEW: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to a Lindsey Graham PAC hours after his company was chosen as TikTok's US tech partner. In August, Graham said he told Trump to let a US company buy TikTok. "If TikTok is saved, you can thank me." via

70 Years Ago: The Chronicles of Narnia

(todayinhistory.substack.com)
Also in today's edition, answers to the question, "What two historical events took place at the same time but don’t seem like they would have?" via

The News Media Isn’t Biased Against Trump. It’s Biased in His Favor.

(nymag.com)
The news media isn't biased against Trump. It's biased in his favor. via
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The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election

(cnn.com)
New: If Trump is defeated on Election Day, he’ll lose the legal protections the presidency has afforded him thus far. We take a look at the criminal investigations and civil cases likely to move forward if he exits the White House. w/⁦@KaraScannell⁩ via
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Donald Trump Has At Least $1 Billion In Debt, More Than Twice The Amount He Suggested

(forbes.com)
Donald Trump suggested last night that he has $400 million in debt. He does not. He owes more than $1 billion. We have the documents, and you can see them here. via

Before Limiting Ballot Drop Boxes to One Per County, Top Ohio Election Officials Secretly Consulted Promoter of Debunked Voting Fraud Fears

(propublica.org)
After Black union workers petitioned the state for more secure ballot drop boxes, top election officials called Hans von Spakovsky, a leading purveyor of discredited voting fraud claims, and then put a strict limit on the boxes instead. via
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Phillip Halpern: I won’t work in Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department any longer

(sandiegouniontribune.com)
Phillip Halpern: I won’t work in Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department any longer - The San Diego Union-Tribune via

QAnon conference, Patriot Party scheduled for this weekend in Paradise Valley

(azcentral.com)
8chan/8kun owner Jim Watkins is scheduled to speak at a gathering of QAnon believers this weekend in Arizona. Watkins is believed to be one of the people who has access to the "Q" account, which followers treat as prophecy. via

DOJ's Antifa Push Spurs Trump Appointee To Charge A Band's Bassist Over A Bag Of Weed

(huffpost.com)
NEW: I spoke with the anarcho-punk band bassist currently in jail after a Trump appointee charged him over a bag of weed. He says the FBI special agent who interviewed him back in June didn’t care about the pot, but did question him about Antifa. via

Spotify - Podcast Producer - United Kingdom & Ireland

(jobs.lever.co)
Fancy working on podcasts in a terrific team @SpotifyUK? We're on the hunt for a brilliant podcast producer: via