The Republica

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Sunday - February 21, 2021

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"You might not like it, but it's smart politics." - PressThink

(pressthink.org)
Reposting. A few months ago, someone asked me for three or four changes in political journalism that might begin to right this ship. (Emphasis on begin to…) via
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Oath Keeper claims she was VIP security at Trump rally before riot and says she met with Secret Service agents

(cnn.com)
New: Leader in alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in Capitol insurrection claims she was given VIP pass to Trump rally Jan 6, met with Secret Service agents & was providing security for legislators & others, according to new court filing. via
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Opinion | Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

(nytimes.com)
"The horrors currently unfolding in Texas expose both the reality of the climate crisis and the extreme vulnerability of fossil fuel infrastructure in the face of that crisis. So of course the Green New Deal finds itself under fierce attack." @NaomiAKlein via
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Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States (Studies in Postwar American Political Development) - Kindle edition by Stokes, Leah Cardamore. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

(smile.amazon.com)
For my book, I interviewed Texan Republicans, Democrats, oil guys + clean energy pioneers. Texas was once leading in wind energy, with GOP support. Now we get lies, from the Gov on down on renewables. What happened? Lessons from Short Circuiting Policy 🧵 via
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
JUST IN: Pfizer's Covid vaccine stopped 89.4% of transmission in Israel, the first real-world sign that immunization will curb the spread of coronavirus via

How many people are vaccinated for COVID-19 in your L.A. neighborhood?

(latimes.com)
This is depressing. via
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Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests

(independent.co.uk)
Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests via
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Woman who gave birth alone in cell secures $200k settlement

(apnews.com)
An Indiana woman will receive a $200k settlement after giving birth alone in a Kentucky jail cell. Her attorney said she cut the umbilical cord with her teeth before climbing inside her mattress to protect the baby. The county says they did nothing wrong via
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Golden Globes voters in tumult: Members accuse Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. of self-dealing, ethical lapses

(latimes.com)
About those two Golden Globes nominations for Emily in Paris...... via

Basing Hill Ballpark

(spacehive.com)
📢Club Announcement📢 WE ARE CROWDFUNDING Please support our #BasingHill Ballpark crowdfunding campaign by pledging & retweeting. Every pledge, large or small, is vital and you can pledge as little as £2 Pledge now Press release via

Opinion | WHO Said What About Wuhan?

(wsj.com)
My op ed in @WSJ. The WHO's willingness to chase the implausible theory that the Wuhan outbreak originated from frozen fish makes the organization's effort to dispel other theories, like a lab leak, and isolate the true source of the pandemic less credible via

Discussion on UK Tech Policy (Starmer event postponed)

(joinclubhouse.com)
Tomorrow: “@Keir_Starmer joins Mike Butcher and tech entrepreneurs to discuss business & the economy” Monday, 22 Feb at 10:50 am GMT on @joinclubhouse. Join us! via

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

(nbcnews.com)
BREAKING: U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus via

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
This story by ⁦@josheidelson⁩ is the most important Labor story of 2021 and the future of all work. Gig is portable - don’t think this isn’t about you. Work is work. ⁦@POTUS⁩ is right to define it that way in his labor platform. No carve outs. via

Breaking Aviation News

(breakingavnews.com)
Longtail Aviation cargo 747 loses engine parts over Meerssen after failure on departure from Maastricht Airport in The Netherlands. Aircraft landed safely in Liege. via
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“Mark Changed The Rules”: How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures

(buzzfeednews.com)
NEW w/ @RMac18: Mark Zuckerberg intervened to reduce penalties for Alex Jones and Infowars. His decision weakened FB's policies and prevented it from acting earlier against right wing groups like the Oath Keepers that stormed the Capitol, sources say: via

The Rise of the Wellness App

(nytimes.com)
“There’s simply no amount of free therapy or other corporate wellness perks that can offset the toxicity of racism and sexism in the workplace.” ⁦@jennydeluxe⁩ via

Right and left, partisanship predicts (asymmetric) vulnerability to misinformation | HKS Misinformation Review

(misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu)
New study showing that partisans on both sides of the political spectrum are vulnerable to spreading misinformation, but that it’s (currently) more prevalent on the political right. via

Texas Failed Because It Did Not Plan

(theatlantic.com)
I wrote about how Texas’s disaster happened, and why it reminded me of America’s pandemic response: via

Is This the End of Tipping?

(nytimes.com)
People asking their servers to show face in order to determine their tip, my eyes are bugging out of my goddamn head via

Trump Is Exploiting D.C.’s Lack of Statehood

(theatlantic.com)
If you do some historical digging, it is astonishing how directly DC's lack of self-government is tied to the racial politics of white people worried about giving Black people autonomy. via
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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

(nytimes.com)
1/THREAD: Our latest in a series on womanhood amid Venezuela’s crisis examines how an absence of birth control has radically changed women's lives. via