Links Emailed to the WADG Email List

The following links were suggested by various WADGers, and may or not point to true information.
WADGers don't necessarily agree with the opinion linked to and nor have they done any research to establish its veracity.


2020-12-03

From Fran Greene:

Pentagon shake-up continues as another top official departs
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/30/politics/pentagon-official-departs/index.html

From John Cowley:

Rise Up and Save Us, Joe Biden
There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/biden-kerry-climate-change.html

Beijing Takes Its South China Sea Strategy to the Himalayas
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/world/asia/china-bhutan-india-border.html

From Dave Walden:

We Have Immune Systems, New York Times Reveals
https://www.aier.org/article/we-have-immune-systems-new-york-times-reveals-2/

A compilation of twenty alleged election ‘facts’ that don’t pass the smell test, by Andrea Widburg
https://straightlinelogic.com/2020/11/30/a-compilation-of-twenty-alleged-election-facts-that-dont-pass-the-smell-test-by-andrea-widburg/

From John Etra:

Biden’s policies on immigration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/biden-immigration/

2020-11-30

From Joan Graff:

UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-11-uk-vaccines-minister-oversee-covid.html

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M
https://apnews.com/article/immunizations-health-coronavirus-pandemic-germany-europe-11822468c0e9ad10781376d240885e61

2020-11-28

From Dave Walden:

A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light on Today’s U.S. Politics and Wars, by Glenn Greenwald
https://straightlinelogic.com/2020/11/25/a-long-forgotten-cia-document-from-wikileaks-sheds-critical-light-on-todays-u-s-politics-and-wars-by-glenn-greenwald/

Bjorn Lomborg’s “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”
https://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2020/11/bjorn-lomborgs-false-alarm-how-climate-change-panic-costs-us-trillions-hurts-the-poor-and-fails-to-fix-the-planet/

Corporations and Political Corruption: The Curse of Cronyism and How to End It
https://theobjectivestandard.com/2020/11/corporations-and-political-corruption-the-curse-of-cronyism-and-how-to-end-it/

From Gene Bolles:

Iran's top nuclear scientist shot dead in assassination near capital Tehran
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2111454528311/irans-top-nuclear-scientist-shot-dead-in-assassination-near-capital-tehran?s=oldSite&ss=i3

2020-11-27

From Gene Bolles:

Israeli military instructed to prepare for Trump strike on Iran: report
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2109249684168/israeli-military-instructed-to-prepare-for-trump-strike-on-iran-report?s=oldSite&ss=i3

From Dave Walden:

The Definitive Case Proving Donald Trump Won the Election
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/11/no_author/the-definitive-case-proving-donald-trump-won-the-election/

2020-11-25

From Fran Greene:

What We Know About AstraZeneca’s Head-Scratching Vaccine Results
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/health/astrazeneca-covid-vaccine.html

From Gene Bolles:

B-52 Bombers Just Sent A Warning To Iran: Don’t Build Nuclear Weapons
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2108455536422/b-52-bombers-just-sent-a-warning-to-iran-dont-build-nuclear-weapons?s=oldSite&ss=i3

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley Wants To Keep Hospitals From Treating Weld County Residents Due To Noncompliance With COVID Restrictions
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/11/24/brian-bagley-longmont-mayor-hospitals-block-weld-county-residents-proposal-covid-restrictions/


2020-11-23

From Dave Walden:

Study: Asymptomatic and secondary infected individuals do not infect others
https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/study-asymptomatic-and-secondary-infected-individuals-do-not-infect-others/

From Marc Rochkind:

Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/health/coronavirus-holiday-gatherings.html

From Gene Bolles:

Israel PM Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi crown prince: reports
https://www.foxnews.com/world/netanyahu-meets-saudi-crown-prince-israeli-media-says

2020-11-22

From Marc Rochkind:

Yes, the Senate is rigged for small states. But not for Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/senate-states-republican-control/2020/11/18/571573e0-2915-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html

From Gene Bolles:

Message to Iran: B-52 bombers deployed to Middle East
https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-military-deploys-b-52-bombers-middle-east

2020-11-20

From Tom Hall:

Gen Z, Millennial voters embrace activism and voting, as youth turnout surges ahead of Election Day
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/youth-early-vote/2020/10/29/506db1b6-1889-11eb-aeec-b93bcc29a01b_story.html

From Gene Bolles:

Iran's Guards launch aircraft carrier-scale warship amid tensions with U.S.: TV
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2105736777353/irans-guards-launch-aircraft-carrier-scale-warship-amid-tensions-with-us-tv?s=oldSite&ss=i3

From Martin Ryder:

Averting civil war in Ethiopia: It’s time to propose elements of a negotiated settlement
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/11/16/averting-civil-war-in-ethiopia-its-time-to-propose-elements-of-a-negotiated-settlement/


2020-11-18

From Gene Bolles:

New York Times: Trump asked advisers about possible strike on Iranian nuclear site
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/politics/trump-possible-offensive-iran-nuclear-site/index.html

Four doctors die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, as a second wave hits Kenya
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/four-doctors-die-covid-19-24-hours-second-wave-hits-kenya/

2020-11-15

From Gene Bolles

Thousands of cars form lines to collect food in Texas
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/us/dallas-texas-food-bank-coronavirus/index.html

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claims presidential election will be ‘overturned’
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2103051237399/trump-attorney-rudy-giuliani-claims-presidential-election-will-be-overturned?s=oldSite&ss=i3

https://youtu.be/aBsVfOSHdPc


2020-11-14

From Gene Bolles:

Pentagon senior adviser accused Pompeo and senior politicians of taking money and getting rich from 'the Israeli lobby'
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/politics/kfile-douglas-macgregor-israel-lobby/index.html

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The pandemic has become a humanitarian disaster in the United States
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/health/coronavirus-humanitarian-disaster-gupta/index.html

From Frank Schima:

The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse
A historian believes he has discovered iron laws that predict the rise and fall of societies. He has bad news.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/can-history-predict-future/616993/?utm_source=atl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share

From Bernard Mendonca:

The Obamas are worth at least $40 million — take a look at how they make and spend their money
https://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-michelle-obama-net-worth-2018-7?amp

How Many State Secrets Is Trump Going to Sell to Pay Off His Debts?
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/11/donald-trump-debt-national-security

2020-11-13

From Marc Rochkind:

Could State Legislatures Pick Their Own Electors to Vote for Trump? Not Likely
https://www.nytimes.com/article/electors-vote.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

2020-11-09

Some topics for today suggested at yesterday's lounge:

1. ACA hearing before the Supreme Court (see articles below)
2. Potential Biden executive orders
3. Biden's cabinet
4. How will Biden work with Mitch McConnell and the Senate

From Marc Rochkind:

The Affordable Care Act Faces Another Supreme Court Test
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/08/us/obamacare-aca-supreme-court.html?searchResultPosition=8

The Health 202: SCOTUS faces three key questions in the Obamacare case it's hearing today
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/10/health-202-scotus-faces-three-key-questions-obamacare-case-it-hearing-today/

2020-11-08

From Marc Rochkind:

Biden Won — Pretty Convincingly In The End
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-pretty-convincing-win-for-biden-and-a-mediocre-performance-for-down-ballot-democrats/?ex_cid

From Randy Schwartz:

Abdul-Jabbar: We may be a divided nation, but we're united in not trusting the news media
https://www.yahoo.com/news/abdul-jabbar-may-divided-nation-113059407.html

From John Etra:

Depot Asmara: A Story of Eritrea’s Railway
A train driver and mechanic lovingly maintain an old steam railway in Eritrea, revealing their country’s past.
https://www.aljazeera.com/program/witness/2020/11/8/depot-asmara-a-story-of-eritreas-railway/

2020-11-07

From Marc Rochkind:

The Supreme Court will extinguish health-care hysteria
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-supreme-court-will-extinguish-health-care-hysteria/2020/11/05/9fa7dc6e-1f93-11eb-ba21-f2f001f0554b_story.html

Here's how Georgia transformed from a solid red state to a battleground
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/heres-how-georgia-transformed-from-a-solid-red-state-to-a-battleground/2020/11/05/e292f9df-89ba-4d59-b31d-8c9ea35bbab2_video.html?itid=hp_Most%20Read%20Most%20Watched%20Chain

2020-11-05

From Bernard Mendonca:

It’s official: Obama’s first-term stock market performance beats Trump’s by a wide margin
https://apple.news/A8p5IUKPdSCms5aYDuOslGw

From Gene Bolles:

Why two Swiss-led data models predict a Trump win
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/why-two-swiss-led-data-models-predict-a-trump-win/46131826

From Frank Schima:

Even if Biden wins, the world will pay the price for the Democrats' failures
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/05/biden-democrats-democratic-trump?CMP=share_btn_link

2020-11-03

From Marc Rochkind:

When Do Polls Close? An Hour-by-Hour Guide
[All times local.]
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/politics/poll-closing-times.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

How to stay sane on Election Day
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/03/how-to-stay-sane-during-difficult-hours-days-election/


2020-11-02

From Gene Bolles:

Pollster who called 2016 for Trump says he'll win again
https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/10/31/the-outlier-pollster-who-called-2016-for-trump-says-hell-win-again.cnn

From Frank Schima:

I’m Here To Remind You That Trump Can Still Win
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/im-here-to-remind-you-that-trump-can-still-win/

2020-10-31

From Marc Rochkind:

Don’t Panic -- Joe Biden is in a much better position than Hillary Clinton was.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/10/election-polls-biden-trump-panic-dont.html

I’ve come to understand what 2016 Trump supporters wanted.
It’s not 2016 anymore.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/30/stephen-king-2016-trump-supporters-2020-election/?arc404=true

Q&A: Political polls and the 2016 election
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/04/qa-political-polls-and-the-2016-election/

2020-10-30

From Marc Rochkind:

I’ve come to understand what 2016 Trump supporters wanted.
It’s not 2016 anymore.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/30/stephen-king-2016-trump-supporters-2020-election/?arc404=true

Q&A: Political polls and the 2016 election
[Will help you get some sleep between today and Tuesday.]
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/04/qa-political-polls-and-the-2016-election/

2020-10-28

From Marc Rochkind:

Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 (CDC)
[We talked about this a bit in yesterday's lounge.]
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm

Hero or scoundrel? An iconoclastic biography of Winston Churchill
https://aeon.co/videos/hero-or-scoundrel-an-iconoclastic-biography-of-winston-churchill

Why Pennsylvania’s Vote Count Could Change After Election Night
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-pennsylvanias-vote-count-could-change-after-election-night/

We Have A Lot Of New Polls, But There’s Little Sign Of The Presidential Race Tightening
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-have-a-lot-of-new-polls-but-theres-little-sign-of-the-presidential-race-tightening/

2020-10-27

Topics for Today (plus others suggested by you)

1.Four Structural Changes for a Biden Presidency and a Democratic Congress
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N9XYl5YO3lIuWJn0rFDFEqb5R5e1qsylmrwnRdQRPv0/edit?usp=sharing

From John Cowley:

2. What will it take to keep conspiracy-minded belief systems from
becoming mainstream.

3. How can we minimize Trump's post-election (and subsequent years')
ability to continue to stir white male resentment?

2020-10-26

Here's the little article that we'll discuss on Tuesday:

Four Structural Changes for a Biden Presidency and a Democratic Congress
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N9XYl5YO3lIuWJn0rFDFEqb5R5e1qsylmrwnRdQRPv0/edit?usp=sharing

2020-10-24

From Gene Bolles

New England Journal of Medicine
Facial Masking for Covid-19
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2030886

From Nicole deLorimier:

Campaign Signs (PDF with photos)
https://basepath.com/WADG/CampaignSigns.pdf

From Zetta Feder:

We'll discuss this on Tuesday (says Marc)
Four Structural Changes for a Biden Presidency and a Democratic Congress
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N9XYl5YO3lIuWJn0rFDFEqb5R5e1qsylmrwnRdQRPv0/edit?usp=sharing

2020-10-23

From Bernard Mendonca:

It’s A US Territory Where The Coronavirus Never Arrived — But Some Residents Can’t Get Home
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/american-samoa-coronavirus-stranded-usa

2020-10-22

From Fran Greene:

2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics
https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vote-2020G/index.html

2020-10-20

From Fran Greene:

2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics
https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vote-2020G/index.html

2020-10-18

Lounge today at 4; regular meeting tomorrow at 10

From Marc Rochkind:

8 Tips To Stay Sane In The Final 15 Days Of The Campaign
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/8-tips-to-stay-sane-in-the-final-15-days-of-the-campaign/?ex_cid


2020-10-17

From Marc Rochkind:

New on Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago 7


2020-10-13

Lounge today at 4; regular meeting tomorrow at 10

Tomorrow (Tuesday at 10) we'll spend the second hour discussing Colorado Ballot issues:

Amendment B, Modify Property Taxes
Proposition EE, Cigarette, Tobacco and Nicotine Products Tax
Proposition 116, State Income Tax Rate Reduction
Proposition 117, Voter Approval for Certain Fee Based Enterprises
Proposition 118, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
Amendment C, Conduct of Charitable Gaming Activities
Amendment 76, Citizenship Qualifications of Electors
Amendment 77, Local Voter Approval of Casino Bet Limits and Games
Proposition 114, Reintroduction and Management of Gray Wolves
Proposition 115, Prohibitions on Late-Term Abortion
Proposition 113, Adopt Agreement to Elect US President by National Popular Vote

To start off each of the 11 topics, I'll show the summary from the League of Women Voters LWVCO) website:

https://lwvcolorado.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=314195&module_id=414279

Then I'll show the Pros and Cons as described by the LWVCO and we'll discuss. If you have special knowledge of any of the issues or have already done some research, email me so I can call on your first.

From Marc Rochkind:

If Trump was in Hamilton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B150cFOYPb8&feature=emb_logo


2020-10-11

Lounge today at 4; regular meeting tomorrow at 10

Tomorrow (Tuesday at 10) we'll spend the second hour discussing Colorado Ballot issues:

Amendment B, Modify Property Taxes
Amendment C, Conduct of Charitable Gaming Activities
Amendment 76, Citizenship Qualifications of Electors
Amendment 77, Local Voter Approval of Casino Bet Limits and Games
Proposition EE, Cigarette, Tobacco and Nicotine Products Tax
Proposition 113, Adopt Agreement to Elect US President by National Popular Vote
Proposition 114, Reintroduction and Management of Gray Wolves
Proposition 115, Prohibitions on Late-Term Abortion
Proposition 116, State Income Tax Rate Reduction
Proposition 117, Voter Approval for Certain Fee Based Enterprises
Proposition 118, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

To start off each of the 11 topics, I'll show the summary from the League of Women Voters LWVCO) website:

https://lwvcolorado.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=314195&module_id=414279

Then I'll show the Pros and Cons as described by the LWVCO and we'll discuss. If you have special knowledge of any of the issues or have already done some research, email me so I can call on your first.

From Marc Rochkind:

If Trump was in Hamilton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B150cFOYPb8&feature=emb_logo


2020-10-09

From Marc Rochkind:

If Trump was in Hamilton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B150cFOYPb8&feature=emb_logo


2020-10-08

From Gene Bolles:

Report: Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious Side Effects
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2076064038525/report-moderna-and-pfizer-vaccine-trial-participants-report-serious-side-effects?s=oldSite&ss=i3

2020-10-05

From Gene Bolles:

Report: Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious Side Effects
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2076064038525/report-moderna-and-pfizer-vaccine-trial-participants-report-serious-side-effects?s=oldSite&ss=i3

2020-10-02

From Zetta Feder:

The Election That Could Break America
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

From Nicole deLorimier:

Presidential election: Better days lie ahead (her letter to the Daily Camera)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VRsk6oVxBf9ig9sb-z1AXEDqUiCM8W1nLsEHMut7zOo/edit?usp=sharing

2020-10-01

From Zetta Feder:

The Election That Could Break America
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

2020-09-30

From Marc Rochkind:

Quote from the article "The Case for Accepting Defeat on Roe":

Often forgotten is that R.B.G. herself had decided that Roe was a mistake. In 1992, she gave a lecture musing that the country might be better off if the Supreme Court had written a narrower decision and opened up a “dialogue” with state legislatures, which were trending “toward liberalization of abortion statutes” (to quote the Roe court). Roe “halted a political process that was moving in a reform direction and thereby, I believe, prolonged divisiveness and deferred stable settlement of the issue,” Justice Ginsburg argued. In the process, “a well-organized and vocal right-to-life movement rallied and succeeded, for a considerable time, in turning the legislative tide in the opposite direction.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/opinion/abortion-roe-supreme-court.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

2020-09-29

From Marc Rochkind:

Quote from the article "The Case for Accepting Defeat on Roe":

Often forgotten is that R.B.G. herself had decided that Roe was a mistake. In 1992, she gave a lecture musing that the country might be better off if the Supreme Court had written a narrower decision and opened up a “dialogue” with state legislatures, which were trending “toward liberalization of abortion statutes” (to quote the Roe court). Roe “halted a political process that was moving in a reform direction and thereby, I believe, prolonged divisiveness and deferred stable settlement of the issue,” Justice Ginsburg argued. In the process, “a well-organized and vocal right-to-life movement rallied and succeeded, for a considerable time, in turning the legislative tide in the opposite direction.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/opinion/abortion-roe-supreme-court.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

2020-09-28

From Lynn Segal:

Accepting Israeli prize in 2018, RBG never mentioned Palestinians
https://mondoweiss.net/2020/09/accepting-israeli-prize-in-2018-rbg-never-mentioned-palestinians/

2020-09-21

From Marc Rochkind:

Four principles to guide us on whose statues should topple and whose should remain

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/four-principles-to-guide-whose-statues-should-topple-and-whose-should-remain/2020/09/20/d4793662-f9e2-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html

Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault
Worth reading the whole thing... there are a lot of complexities in this area

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/amy-coney-barrett-potential-supreme-court-nominee-wrote-influential-ruling-on-campus-sexual-assault/2020/09/20/843e964e-fb52-11ea-830c-a160b331ca62_story.html


2020-09-19

From Marc Rochkind:

Essay from 2015 more relevant now than ever
https://basepath.com/WADG/HerecticalProposal.pdf

From Jon Etra:

In terms of the effect on the climate, fires in Siberia dwarf those in the US.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wildfires-sibera-russia-burned-area-larger-than-greece-heat-wave/

From Gene Bolles:

Michael Cohen's book DISLOYAL
https://amazon.com/Disloyal-Memoir-Personal-Attorney-President-ebook/dp/B08FXTSKLJ

2020-08-26

From Marc Rochkind:

Is The Electoral Map Changing?
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/swing-states-2020-election/

From Dave Walden:

COVD-19 Retroactively Cures The Flu
https://realclimatescience.com/2020/08/covd-19-retroactively-cures-the-flu/

From Joan Graff:

How Covid Sends Some Bodies to War With Themselves
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/magazine/covid-cytokine-storms.html

2020-08-24

From Marc Rochkind:

Gene Weingarten: It’s high time we take classic rock from seamy to socially healing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/gene-weingarten-its-high-time-we-take-classic-rock-from-seamy-to-socially-healing/2020/08/14/6fa3c798-d025-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html


2020-08-23

From Marc Rochkind:

People want to support their local bookstores. They might be hurting them instead.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/08/23/people-want-support-their-local-bookstores-they-might-be-hurting-them-instead/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_indiebookstores-1235pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

Why Biden Needs a Landslide Just to Win
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/22/opinion/sunday/trump-cheat-biden-2020.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

2020-08-15

From Larry Kinney:

Heather Cox Richardson, 13-August-2020
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/august-13-2020

Heather Cox Richardson, 14-August-2020
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/august-14-2020

From Marc Rochkind:

Thomas Friedman is wrong again — this time about the UAE-Israel deal
https://mondoweiss.net/2020/08/thomas-friedman-is-wrong-again-this-time-about-the-uae-israel-deal/


2020-08-14

From Marc Rochkind:

A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast
https://nyti.ms/2DGPrzZ

2020-08-13

Correction of link from yesterday:

On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake by Sarah Chayes
https://smile.amazon.com/Corruption-America-What-Stake-ebook/dp/B08478TRPP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22UXFV7PV5ODL&dchild=1&keywords=on+corruption+in+america+and+what+is+at+stake%2C+by+sarah+chayes&qid=1597262422&sprefix=corruption+chayes%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1

From Dave Walden:

The number the lockdowners always conceal
https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/minnesotavirus?e=[UNIQID]

From Marc Rochkind:

Email from Cal Poly, if you're curious about what a large California State University is doing about Fall classes.
http://calpoly.imodules.com/controls/email_marketing/view_in_browser.aspx?sid=699&gid=1&sendId=1610499&ecatid=19&puid=3368d296-290a-48db-9bb6-68e26b7ba734


2020-08-12

Books and Articles Recommended During Tuesday's Meeting

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
https://smile.amazon.com/21-Lessons-for-21st-Century-audiobook/dp/B07DHSPZT2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=21+Lessons+for+the+21st+Century&qid=1597170549&sr=8-1

On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake by Sarah Chayes
https://smile.amazon.com/Corruption-America-What-Stake-ebook/dp/B08478TRPP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22UXFV7PV5ODL&dchild=1&keywords=on+corruption+in+america+and+what+is+at+stake%2C+by+sarah+chayes&qid=1597262422&sprefix=corruption+chayes%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1

Transition Integrity Project: Preventing a disrupted presidential election and transition
https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/transition-integrity-project-preventing-a-disrupted-presidential-election-and-transition/

From Gene Bolles:

What's Next For The U.S. Economy: Jeffrey Sachs
https://youtu.be/FL5LJ17Y7lg

2020-08-11

Books and Articles Recommended During Tuesday's Meeting

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
https://smile.amazon.com/21-Lessons-for-21st-Century-audiobook/dp/B07DHSPZT2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=21+Lessons+for+the+21st+Century&qid=1597170549&sr=8-1


On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake by Sarah Chayes
https://smile.amazon.com/Lessons-21st-Century-Yuval-Harari/dp/0525512195/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=21+Lessons+for+the+21st+Century&qid=1597170796&s=books&sr=1-1

Transition Integrity Project: Preventing a disrupted presidential election and transition
https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/transition-integrity-project-preventing-a-disrupted-presidential-election-and-transition/

2020-08-08

From Marc Rochkind:

Bill Gates on COVID-19: Most US tests are “completely garbage”
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/08/bill-gates-on-covid-19-most-tests-are/

‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police
https://nyti.ms/30FrBgl

From Bernard Mendonca:

Trump’s 'Full And Complete' Health Plan Promise Joins A Long List Of Unkept Vows
https://apple.news/AZUhTBZ09Q_K11vfu8nDLMA

From Dave Walden:

Principles of the Liberal Right
https://theobjectivestandard.com/2018/05/principles-of-the-liberal-right/

2020-08-07

From Gene Bolles:

How Did Sweden Flatten Its Curve Without a Lockdown? | MedPage Today
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/87812


Has China Won? Mahbubani vs Mearsheimer
https://youtu.be/ZnkC7GXmLdo


2020-07-30

From Dave Walden:

Sweden: the One Chart that Matters, by Mike Whitney
https://waikanaewatch.org/2020/07/30/sweden-the-one-chart-that-matters-by-mike-whitney/

2020-07-27

From Gene Bolles:

Denver on track for deadliest year in a decade after week of violence that killed 8, wounded 10
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/08/denver-shootings-homicides-2020/amp/

2020-07-25

From Marc Rochkind:

When the Job Got Hard. The president, faced with a true crisis, got bored
[Note that this is from the National Review.]
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/when-the-job-got-hard/

2020-07-23

From Philip Rogers:

Where Will Everyone Go?
ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center, have for the first time modeled how climate refugees might move across international borders. This is what we found.
https://features.propublica.org/climate-migration/model-how-climate-refugees-move-across-continents/

From Lynn Segal:

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher (July 20, 2020) - Annexation? Elections? It’s corona and the economy, stupid.
https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=35719#.XxnVSedMGFF

2020-07-22

From Jon Etra:

Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2020/06/palestine-israel-mapping-annexation-200604200224100.html#palestinetoday

From Marc Rochkind:

Walking tour: What Portland looks like now after protests
https://www.kptv.com/news/walking-tour-what-portland-looks-like-now-after-protests/article_5f4881d8-c894-11ea-84d1-9ba7f0652166.html

From Fran Greene:

Trump’s Occupation of American Cities Has Begun
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/20/opinion/portland-protests-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Portland isn’t Portlandia. It’s a capital of white supremacy.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-hate-crime-in-super-progressive-portland-should-surprise-no-one/2017/06/01/d3b99782-46d8-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html

From Dave Walden:

Destroying Libya: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/destroying-libya-it-seemed-good-idea-time

About Those Spooky Federal Cops in Portland
https://mises.org/power-market/about-those-spooky-federal-cops-portland

From Lynn Segal:

Dershowitz calls Beinart a Nazi
https://mondoweiss.net/2020/07/dershowitz-calls-beinart-a-nazi/

Energy transition sign of changing times (Daily Camera guest opinion from Lynn)
https://www.dailycamera.com/2020/07/21/guest-opinion-lynn-segal-energy-transition-sign-of-changing-times/

From Bernard Mendonca:

Acting Secretary Wolf Condemns The Rampant Long-Lasting Violence In Portland (from Homeland Security)
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/07/16/acting-secretary-wolf-condemns-rampant-long-lasting-violence-portland

2020-07-20

From Sherrie Wolff:

July 5, 2020: Sunday Sermon by David Brooks at Washington National Cathedral (somewhat Jewish man delivers sermon about Jesus)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82RTNaG3JHI