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Renewable Overtakes Coal, but Lags Far Behind Oil and Natural Gas

 

Coronavirus May Never Go Away, Even With a Vaccine (Russ)

The authors write, “A vaccine — while crucial to our response — is not likely to eradicate the disease, experts say. Challenges to vaccination are already becoming clear, including limited supply, anti-vaccine opposition and significant logistical roadblocks. … Communities should be thinking about installing doors that don’t require grasping a handle, and re-engineering traffic signals so pedestrians don’t have to push crosswalk buttons, said Eleanor J. Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University. In coming years … families may have to View article …

FTC, Facebook, antitrust case, new complaint

FTC’s Renewed Antitrust Fight: Facebook ‘Bought and Buried’ Rivals

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FTC’s Renewed Antitrust Fight: Facebook ‘Bought and Buried’ Rivals (Maria)

The authors write, “The US Federal Trade Commission refreshed its antitrust case against Facebook on Thursday, adding more detail to the accusation the social media company crushed or bought rivals, and once again asking a judge to View article …

automation, pandemic, wage inequality, low-wage workers

Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers

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Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers (Maria)

The author writes, “The trend toward automation predates the pandemic, but it has accelerated at what is proving to be a critical moment. The rapid reopening of the economy has led to a surge in demand View article …

NASA, space study, Webb telescope, alignment, images

Webb Telescope Alignment ‘Perfect’ Ahead of Debut Images: NASA

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Webb Telescope Alignment ‘Perfect’ Ahead of Debut Images: NASA (Maria)

The author writes: “All four science instruments on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have achieved ‘perfect alignment’ in advance of the telescope’s official debut this summer, project officials said in a news teleconference on Monday. ‘I’m delighted View article …

JFK Assassination Plot Mirrored in 1961 France Pt 2, Obama Nominates Big Pharma Lobbyist to Head FDA, and Apple Joins Opposition to Cybersecurity Bill: Oct 21, 2015

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President John F. Kennedy with CIA Director Allen Dulles and Director-designate John McCone on September 27, 1961. Photo credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

President John F. Kennedy with CIA Director Allen Dulles and Director-designate John McCone on September 27, 1961.

Photo credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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Good Tuesday Afternoon, and Happy Election Day!

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.

 

Good Tuesday Afternoon, and Happy Election Day! Voters in Massachusetts who want to cast their ballots in person for the state’s congressional primaries are heading to the polls today. The main race to watch is the Democratic Senate primary between Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Despite the fanfare surrounding yet another  Kennedy running for higher office, Markey has consistently led in View article …

climate crisis, mental health, costs, solutions

Climate Crisis Inflicting Huge Hidden Costs on Mental Health

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‘Astonishing’: FBI Analyst Charged With Removing Classified Documents for Over a Decade (Mili)

The author writes, “An FBI intelligence analyst has been charged with removing caches of classified documents, including sensitive information on government informants and national defense, for more than a decade and storing them at View article …

Donald Trump, Mt Rushmore

Two Visions of America

James W. Pardew was a career US Army intelligence officer who served as deputy J-2 (intelligence) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of foreign intelligence for the Army. His diplomatic experience includes US special envoy during the breakup of Yugoslavia and US ambassador to Bulgaria.    

 

In his Fourth of July speeches, President Donald Trump described the United States as a nation under assault by an extreme leftist conspiracy that seeks to destroy American culture, demonize national heroes, and indoctrinate children to hate the country. 

Fortunately, there is another, more View article …

Something to Sleep On

The New York Times lead story describes how a series of private equity firms managed to repeatedly flip the venerable Simmons mattress company, earning themselves huge profits while the company became increasingly mired in debt and ultimately forced into bankruptcy and massive layoffs, with ordinary investors, employees, and company retirees taking a huge hit.

I thought it would be worthwhile to have a further look at some of the players cited briefly in the article, so here is a bit more on the private equity kingpin Thomas H. Lee, typical of the masters of the universe who so affect View article …

Editors’ Picks: Special Uprising Edition

 

Amid 12 days unlike any other in US history — beginning on May 25, when George Floyd died under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — even the most news-conscious Americans have reported feeling unable to keep up with coverage of coast-to-coast protests and incidents.

 

WhoWhatWhy editors have compiled a broad sampling of not only stories readers may have missed, but also thought-provoking social media posts and opinion pieces on the events. We have included day-by-day summaries with links to the extraordinary reporting of the past week, View article …