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Congressman: Homelessness Should Be Seen as an Emergency (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “A California congressman wants to allow states to apply for emergency funding for homelessness crises in the same way they’re granted funding for natural disasters like wildfires or hurricanes. Promoting the idea as a way to ‘bridge the gap between Washington and Sacramento,’ Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock, announced he was introducing the bill Tuesday. It would allow governors to declare homelessness crises as a state of emergency to receive additional federal funding.”

James Murdoch Lashes Out Against His Father’s News Outlets for Climate Change Coverage (Russ)

The author writes, “Rupert Murdoch’s son and his wife are lashing out against his father’s sprawling media empire for how it covers the climate crisis, especially in light of the fires raging in the family’s native Australia. In the past year James Murdoch has stepped away from the family’s business — and its politics. He and his wife Kathryn have made statements that set them apart from the Murdochs’ conservative bent.”

The Plot to Level the Administrative State (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes, “The Supreme Court’s conservative majority could use an obscure legal doctrine to permanently kneecap the ability of progressives to govern.”

Turning Up the Heat on Atomwaffen (Chris)

From the Informant: “Federal authorities in Virginia appear to be increasing the pressure on the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, bringing charges against at least three people linked to the organization in recent months. The most recent charges came Friday when authorities arrested John William Kirby Kelley, a 19-year-old former cybersecurity student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was accused of being part of an international online neo-Nazi group that doxed and swatted hundreds of people, including judges, journalists and executives.”

VIDEO: How Incredible ‘Living Homes’ Could Save the Climate (Chris)

From the BBC: “Rachel Armstrong, professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University, is a pioneer of living architecture, an approach that explores how buildings can have some of the properties of natural systems. Rachel argues that by combining living systems with architecture, we can create more sustainable ways to design and build cities in the future.”

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