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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.


2021-04-16

From Jon Etra
Donald Trump's Ambassador to Mexico Offers Surprising Immigration Solutions
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trumps-ambassador-mexico-offers-surprising-immigration-solutions-1583911

From Martin Ryder
How to Stop Minority Rule
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/how-stop-minority-rule-doom-loop/618536/


2021-04-15

From Tom Hall: Cybersecurity 202
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/14/cybersecurity-202-fbi-launched-an-operation-wipe-out-hacker-access-hundreds-us-servers/

From: Michael Sweeney: Max Baucus Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7NW6_4CxPM

From: Marc Rochkind:
Mr. President, your misinformation on Georgia’s voting law is dangerous
Opinion by Gabriel Sterling

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-president-your-misinformation-on-georgias-voting-law-is-dangerous/2021/04/14/59b8a53c-9d4f-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html

From: Dave Walden: THE "ECONOMY" AND CPI
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/04/14/dollars-purchasing-power-drops-sharply-to-record-low-but-its-a-lot-worse-than-cpi-shows-by-wolf-richter/

From: Dave Walden:
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/04/14/memo-to-governors-free-states-vs-slave-states-by-jon-rappoport/


2021-03-28

From Marc Rochkind:

A single, national, $15 minimum wage makes no sense
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-single-national-15-minimum-wage-makes-no-sense/2021/03/26/6201ca5e-8d6c-11eb-9423-04079921c915_story.html


2021-03-27

From Jon Etra:

Is World Bank Funding Xinjiang Re-education Camps?
https://medium.com/@shawnwzhang

From Mike Ashtar:

Next Gen: A New Deal for the Young
[A series of free, online debates in April.]
https://newdeal.live.ft.com/

From Marc Rochkind:

How to Protect Massage Workers
Policing and criminalization of sex work hurts massage workers, even when they aren’t sex workers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/26/opinion/politics/atlanta-shooting-massage-workers-protection.html

The police made prostitution arrests at one of the spas in the attacks several years ago.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/us/atlanta-spas-prostitution-arrests.html?searchResultPosition=3

The numbers undercut myths about mass shootings and White men
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/27/numbers-undercut-myths-about-mass-shootings-white-men/

From Bernard Mendonca:

Tracing the ways that illegal guns make it to Chicago's streets
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tracing-the-ways-that-illegal-guns-make-it-to-chicagos-streets


2021-03-26

From Marc Rochkind:

Everything about America’s gun debate is wrong – here’s why
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/25/us-gun-violence-reporters-shootings?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/16/what-the-data-says-about-gun-deaths-in-the-u-s/

AR-15 Rifles Were Used in 26 Percent of the Last 80 Mass Shootings in America
https://www.newsweek.com/ar-15-rifles-were-used-26-percent-last-80-mass-shootings-america-1578107

How to Reduce Shootings
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/06/opinion/how-to-reduce-shootings.html


2021-03-25

From Tom Hall:

Here’s how other countries have responded to mass shootings
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/23/mass-shootings-response-other-countries-gun-laws/


2021-03-24

From Dave Walden:

Listing for Dave's house in Georgia
https://www.remax.com/ga/ellijay/home-details/340-laughing-bird-ln-ellijay-ga-30536/14463706218974370105

In the Developing World, Coal Is Still the King, by Duggan Flanakan
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/03/22/in-the-developing-world-coal-is-still-the-king-by-duggan-flanakan/

From Bernard Mendonca:

Sidney Powell argues in new court filing that no reasonable people would believe her election fraud claims
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/22/politics/sidney-powell-dominion-lawsuit-election-fraud/index.html

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 16 maps and charts
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/2/16399418/boulder-colorado-mass-shooting-gun-violence-statistics-charts


2021-03-21

From Joan Graff:

Fareed Zakaria: The battle the Pentagon really knows how to win
https://zoom.us/j/846885145?pwd=ZlFKZFY0NVR6MGYrcmJYQ3k2SjN1dz09


2021-03-20

From Marc Rochkind:

Can COVID vaccines stop transmission? Scientists race to find answers
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00450-z

From Bernard Mendonca:

Proposal to rename McKinley High School and remove statue stalls at Hawaii Legislature
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/03/19/hawaii-news/proposal-to-rename-mckinley-high-school-and-remove-statue-stalls-at-hawaii-legislature/


2021-03-19

From Michael Sweeney:

Godvia: The Honorable Patrice Lumumba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B_gSBiSWRg


2021-03-18

From Jon Etra:

Lifeboat Ethics, Welfare, and Immigration
https://matthewmccarter.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/lifeboat-ethics-welfare-and-immigration/

From Michael Sweeney:
the storm that swept mexico
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVWcgOcvgV0&t=5802s

From Gene Bolles:

Wikipedia: coyote (person) / Media portrayals and controversy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_(person)#Media_portrayals_and_controversy

New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DH4v6FnbvM

From Bernard Mendonca:

Key findings about U.S. immigrants
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/20/key-findings-about-u-s-immigrants/

From Nicole deLorimier:

Funeral Consumer Society of Colorado
Our mission is to inform and educate consumers on significant end-of-life issues.
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/20/key-findings-about-u-s-immigrants/

2021-03-15

From Marc Rochkind:

On Mexico’s Border With U.S.,
Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/world/americas/mexico-border-biden.html


2021-03-08

From Tom Hall:

The ‘free world’ keeps shrinking
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/03/democracy-declining-freedom-house-report/


2021-03-07

From Marc Rochkind:

From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/06/from-pfizer-to-moderna-whos-making-billions-from-covid-vaccines?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other


2021-03-06

In case you're curious, here are the two articles that we'll discuss at this week's Economist Discussion Group (https://basepath.com/edg). You may be able to read them online at The Economist website:

Shelter from the storm: Covid-19 has transformed the welfare state. Which changes will endure?

Exodus, chapter 41: Can Joe Biden get America out of the Middle East?

From Gene Bolles:

Interview With Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern Leads Off Second Season Of “Back From Broken” Podcast
https://www.cpr.org/press-release/interview-with-celebrity-chef-andrew-zimmern-leads-off-second-season-of-back-from-broken-podcast/

West Virginia governor says there’s no chance Sen. Joe Manchin will switch parties
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/washington-post-live/wplive/west-virginia-governor-says-theres-no-chance-sen-joe-manchin-will-switch-parties/2021/02/01/ef4f8e4d-2d6b-4367-9f8c-ff6fab6e5c06_video.html

Why Sen. Joe Manchin should switch parties
https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/editorial-why-joe-manchin-should-switch-parties/

Manchin On Changing Parties: "I'm A Good Old West Virginia Conservative Democrat"
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/01/11/manchin_on_changing_parties_im_a_good_old_west_virginia_conservative_democrat.html

From Michael Sweeney:

At Five In The Afternoon Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003
(Beautifully done Iranian film about Afghanistan with accurate subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16-1OU_AiCQ&t=24s

John Cowley

Germany Places Far-Right AfD Party Under Surveillance for Extremism
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/world/europe/germany-afd-surveillance-extremism.html

‘The East Is Rising’: Xi Maps Out China’s Post-Covid Ascent
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/world/asia/xi-china-congress.html

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/climate/wyoming-coal-country-wind-farm.html

From Dave Walden:

Judge Orders New Election After 78 Percent of Mail-In Ballots Found Invalid, Notary Arrested
https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-orders-new-election-after-78-percent-mail-in-ballots-found-invalid-notary-arrested-for-voter-fraud_3720930.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-04-2

The Danger of Raising Free Thinkers (Hint: it’s Jail)
https://tuttletwins.com/email/the-danger-of-raising-free-thinkers-hint-its-jail/?mc_cid=cc1b3ab863&mc_eid=8ae1158805


2021-03-05

From Tom Hall:

Article for discussion on Tuesday
The ‘free world’ keeps shrinking
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/03/democracy-declining-freedom-house-report/

From Gene Bolles:
Interview With Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern Leads Off Second Season Of “Back From Broken” Podcast
https://www.cpr.org/press-release/interview-with-celebrity-chef-andrew-zimmern-leads-off-second-season-of-back-from-broken-podcast/


2021-03-04

From Randy Schwartz:

Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care? (book)
https://www.amazon.com/Which-Country-Worlds-Best-Health/dp/1541797736/

From Marc Rochkind:

The Biden and Romney Family Plans Go Too Far
A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/opinion/child-allowance-credit-romney.html?smid=em-share

From Michael Sweeney:

Taxi Tehran (full-length movie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1hi5yaaPoA&t=231s

From Dave Walden:

Sweden Moves To Protect Academic Freedom After Prof Quits COVID Research Due to Harassment
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/03/03/sweden-moves-to-protect-academic-freedom-after-prof-quits-covid-research-due-to-harassment-by-jonathan-turley/


2021-03-03

From Dave Walden:

Party Like It’s 1984
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/03/01/party-like-its-1984-by-james-howard-kunstler/

The Principled Difference Could Make all the Difference
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/03/02/the-principled-difference-could-make-all-the-difference-by-eric-peters/


2021-02-28

From Gene Bolles:

New AAMC Report Confirms Growing Physician Shortage
https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/press-releases/new-aamc-report-confirms-growing-physician-shortage

'Fauci Effect' Drives Record Number Of Medical School Applications
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/942170588/fauci-effect-drives-record-number-of-medical-school-applications

From Marc Rochkind:

America’s ICBMs are ageing. Does it still need them?
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2021/02/22/americas-icbms-are-ageing-does-it-still-need-them

A $15 minimum wage isn't just about justice. It's good economics
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/26/the-fight-for-15-isnt-just-about-justice-its-good-economics?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other


2021-02-25

From Mike Ashar:

Opinion: Libertarianism is losing its grip on conservative thought. Good.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/02/libertarianism-is-losing-its-grip-conservative-thought-good/

From Bernard Mendonca:

In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-vaccine-idUSKBN2AO2UA


2021-02-24

From Marc Rochkind:

Even By Democratic Party Standards, Censoring Fox News Is An Insanely Stupid Idea
https://taibbi.substack.com/p/i-cant-stand-fox-news-but-censoring-94b


2021-02-23

Two links for discussion today.

From Randy Schwartz:

Why Denmark's immigrants are losing hope of ever becoming citizens
https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-denmarks-immigrants-losing-hope-140603069.html

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105


2021-02-22

From John Cowley:

-- Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple
"The new president’s vow to restore the trans-Atlantic alliance is welcome, but Europeans want a more balanced relationship, with more dialogue and less diktat."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/politics/biden-europe-russia-china.html

As Fox News Struggles at Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook to the U.K.
"His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/world/europe/murdoch-uk-news-channel.html

Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says
"Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/world/middleeast/erik-prince-libya-embargo.html

Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.
"At least 30 law enforcement officers from around the country took part in the rally on Jan. 6 that preceded the riot. Many are now being investigated."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/us/police-extremists-capitol-riot.html


2021-02-19

From Dave Walden:

Today’s blacklisted American: The sci-fi publishing company Baen Books
https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/todays-blacklisted-american-the-sci-fi-publishing-company-baen-books/


2021-02-18

From Marc Rochkind:

I interviewed 48 bankrupt Americans – here’s who they blame for their financial troubles
https://theconversation.com/i-interviewed-48-bankrupt-americans-heres-who-they-blame-for-their-financial-troubles-154633

The Texas grid got crushed because its operators didn’t see the need to prepare for cold weather
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/16/ercot-texas-electric-grid-failure/

From John Cowley:

Britain Has Lost Itself -- "My grandparents, who fled Nazi Germany for Britain, would be heartbroken to see the country today."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/opinion/britain-brexit-europe-germany.html?searchResultPosition=1

Biden’s Top Challenge Abroad Is Something No One Wants to Talk About -- "With Russia, China and North Korea all modernizing their nuclear arsenals, and Iran enriching, allies want U.S. reassurance. But they are less inclined to believe it."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/world/europe/biden-nuclear-weapons-arms-control.html?searchResultPosition=1

How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China --
"The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/trump-biden-pentagon-space-missiles-satellite.html?searchResultPosition=1

From Jon Etra:
Bill Gates interview (read or listen to podcast) on Climate and Covid: Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-bill-gates.html?action=click&module=audio-series-bar&pgtype=Article®ion=header&showTranscript=1

Iran Just Handed Biden His First Credibility Test
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/iran-just-handed-biden-his-first-credibility-test-469484

From Gene Bolles:

Fentanyl Warning: Boulder County High School Holding Emergency Zoom Meeting
https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/fentanyl-warning-boulder-county-high-001143885.html

OWN host Dr. Laura Berman's son, 16, dies after drug overdose
https://www.khou.com/amp/article/news/nation-world/own-host-dr-laura-berman-mourns-death-of-16-year-old-son-overdose-gives-snapchat-warning/507-a86cab83-2cf4-4afe-8784-561e1aff1369


2021-02-13

From Jon Etra:

The Undocumented Lawyer
https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/boulder-county-sanctuary-coalition

From Dave Walden:

Opinion: A Mom’s Research (Part 1): Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist Paradises
https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-moms-research-part-1-nordic-countries-are-not-socialist-paradises_3695026.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-12-3

A Story of Extreme Cold and Snow, by Cold Climate
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/02/12/a-story-of-extreme-cold-and-snow-by-cold-climate/


2021-02-12

From Gene Bowles:

Supreme Court Lets Martin v. Boise Stand: Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives
https://nlchp.org/supreme-court-martin-v-boise/

Senators Confused After Mike Lee Accuses Impeachment Managers of Falsely Quoting Him
https://www.newsweek.com/senators-confused-after-mike-lee-accuses-impeachment-managers-falsely-quoting-him-1568476?amp=1

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (full film) | FRONTLINE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IBa88VkM6g&feature=youtu.be

From Dave Walden:

Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’
https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/blm-co-founder-describes-herself-as-trained-marxist/

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Admits What the Group's Ultimate Goal Really Is
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/06/21/black-lives-matter-co-founder-admits-what-the-groups-ultimate-goal-really-is-n2571026

From Randy Schwartz:

Radio Garden
http://radio.garden/search

From John Cowley

Warming and Warnings From the High Himalayas
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/opinion/climate-change-himalayas.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Every Country Has Its Own Climate Risks. What’s Yours?
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/28/opinion/climate-change-risks-by-country.html?searchResultPosition=1

Why Are Republican Presidents So Bad for the Economy?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/opinion/sunday/democrats-economy.html?searchResultPosition=4


2021-02-08

From Zetta Feder:

Tips for preventing a sore shoulder following vaccination
https://basepath.com/WADG/jenelle-scanpg.3.pdf

Movie at the Ellipse: A Study in Fascist Propaganda
https://www.justsecurity.org/74504/movie-at-the-ellipse-a-study-in-fascist-propaganda/

From Dave Walden:

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/03/when-or-if-comes-the-pushback/


2021-02-06

From Jon Etra:

Monday Morning Israel Update (election, new COVID treatment, etc.)
https://www.jewishcolorado.org/events/monday-morning-israel-update-jb2rw-329ce-cf8gm-p65a6-b8fnc-kh4mz-hrj46-9mx8c

From Dave Walden:

Bjorn Lomborg: Norway having 10% electric cars is because of ‘massive subsidies’ – New $30K car could receive benefits worth $26K
https://www.climatedepot.com/2021/02/05/bjorn-lomborg-norway-having-10-electric-cars-is-because-of-massive-subsidies-new-30k-car-could-receive-benefits-worth-26k/


2021-02-05

From Dave Walden:

Who Will Tell the Greens There Is No Battery Fairy?
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/01/who-will-tell-the-greens-there-is-no-battery-fairy.php

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
https://original.antiwar.com/mbenjamin/2021/02/03/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-american-empire/

From Bernard Mendonca:

THE WEEK cartoons
https://theweek.com/cartoons


2021-02-04

From Bernard Mendonca:

Massive waves crash over top of coastal homes
https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/02/03/east-coast-storm-waves-noreaster-orig-mg.cnn

From Dave Walden:

Observations on Today’s Political Situation in the U.S.
https://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2021/01/some-observations-on-todays-political-situation-in-the-u-s/

From Gene Bolles:

‘QAnon’ book claiming Democrats eat children is climbing the Amazon charts
https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/qanon-book-claiming-democrats-eat-children-is-climbing-the-amazon-charts-2019-03-05


2021-02-03

From Joan Graff:

[articles for our discussion next Tuesday]

Severe Punishment Awaits Protesters in Russia, Kremlin Says
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/world/europe/protesters-in-russia-punishment.html?referringSource=articleShare

Russian Activist Navalny Sentenced to More Than 2 Years in Prison
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/world/europe/russia-navalny-putin.html?referringSource=articleShare

From Dave Walden:

NASA: Antarctic sea ice is growing, but we don’t know why
https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2021/02/01/nasa-antarctic-sea-ice-is-growing-but-we-dont-know-why/

From Frank Schima:

The tyranny of work
https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-work-ethic-became-a-substitute-for-good-jobs?utm_source=pocket-newtab


2021-01-31

From Marc Rochkind:

The Jewish Space Laser Agency responds: We didn’t start the fire
https://forward.com/opinion/463295/the-jewish-space-laser-agency-responds-we-didnt-start-the-fire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Main

Mahmoud Abbas calls for elections in Palestine
[Possible discussion topic for Tuesday?]
https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2021/01/30/mahmoud-abbas-calls-for-elections-in-palestine

New study: A zero-emissions US is now pretty cheap
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/new-study-a-zero-emissions-us-is-now-pretty-cheap/


2021-01-30

From Marc Rochkind:

Get One Covid Vaccine Dose to Everyone Most Likely to Die
https://nyti.ms/2KXINZx

From Dave Walden:

The West That Was, Part 4
https://freemansperspective.com/the-west-that-was-part-4/#more-11184

The Echo Chamber Era
https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-echo-chamber-era

Global warming: Facts vs. media misrepresentation
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/global_warming_facts_vs_media_misrepresentation.html

Today’s blacklisted Americans: Anyone who worked in the Trump administration
https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/todays-blacklisted-americans-anyone-who-worked-in-the-trump-administration/#comments


2021-01-28

From Jon Etra:

China’s Future and its Impact on the World’s Stage (CWA panel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93mLpAXF4gw

From Dave Walden:

Journalists Mobilize Against Free Speech
https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/jounalists-against-free-speech

From Kathleen Saunders:

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzWyYuYLxlM&feature=youtu.be


2021-01-27

From Lynn Segal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrO3hkO_1HI&feature=youtu.be&t=113s

From Gene Bolles:

China's President Xi Jinping pushes global cooperation, saying 'arrogant isolation will always fail'
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/business/xi-jinping-wef-multilateralism-intl/index.html

Chinese jabs among candidates for world
https://enapp.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202101/25/AP600e2547a310f03332f94888.html

MIT backs professor held on funds breach
https://enapp.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202101/25/AP600e2668a310f03332f94894.html

From Dave Walden:

Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic-Terrorism Bill Is ‘a Targeting of Almost Half of the Country’ by Brittany Bernstein
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/01/25/tulsi-gabbard-domestic-terrorism-bill-is-a-targeting-of-almost-half-of-the-country-by-brittany-bernstein/#comments

From Joan Graff:

Wall Street Eyes Billions in the Colorado’s Water
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/business/colorado-river-water-rights.html?referringSource=articleShare

The Incentives Coming . . . by Eric Peters
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/01/26/the-incentives-coming-by-eric-peters/

The Mephistopheles Media, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer
https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/01/26/the-mephistopheles-media-by-raul-ilargi-meijer/


2021-01-23

From Marc Rochkind:

How the U.S. Could Double Vaccination Pace With Existing Supply
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/22/us/covid-vaccine-supply-projections.html

Why Biden’s Inaugural Address Succeeded
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/why-bidens-inaugural-address-succeeded/617779/?utm_source=feed


2021-01-22

From Marc Rochkind:

Why Fights Over The COVID-19 Vaccine Are Everywhere On Facebook
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-fights-over-the-covid-19-vaccine-are-everywhere-on-facebook/?ex_cid


2021-01-21

From Marc Rochkind:

After harrowing ordeal, Rep. Joe Neguse to play key role in impeachment trial
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/neguse-trump-impeachment-trial/2021/01/20/772b5802-5a93-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html


2021-01-20

From Marc Rochkind:

A couple of weeks ago I went here to sign up for vaccine notification at 5 places:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated

Today I was invited by UC Health, with which I had no prior relationship, to schedule my vaccine, and I got a date for this Friday, only two days away.

So, it really pays to sign up at as many portals as you can!


2021-01-16

From Frank Schima:

Post-ABC poll: Overwhelming opposition to Capitol attacks, majority support for preventing Trump from serving again
https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/jan-10-13-2021-washington-post-abc-news-poll/ab470cba-8e05-4692-af78-4949613740cc/

From Zetta Feder:

Four Rules That Should Guide Bidenomics -- Basically, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. by Paul Krugman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/jan-10-13-2021-washington-post-abc-news-poll/ab470cba-8e05-4692-af78-4949613740cc/


2021-01-14

From Marc Rochkind:

Queens man impeached - again
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/business/media/queens-daily-eagle-trump.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage


2021-01-11

From Gene Bolles:

Emergency Message To Trump! Deep State Still Planning 25th Amendment Coup
https://cantcensortruth.com/watch?id=5ffa32bcfbe79238d80b9b39

Roger Stone (Wikipedia)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Stone

In a viral video, Schwarzenegger links the Capitol riot to a rampage that was a prelude to the Holocaust.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/us/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-video.html

From Bernard Mendonca:

Record low flu cases show how COVID-19 is more contagious and 'less forgiving,' experts say
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/11/amid-coronavirus-flu-cases-record-low/4127197001/

2021-01-07

From Marc Rochkind:

Where to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine
https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans

From Gene Bolles:

BREAKING: Woman shot DEAD by Capitol Police inside the Capitol Building.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpUxQyLCBbk


2021-01-06

From Michael Sweeney:

Battle for Afghanistan: Lessons from the First Anglo-Afghan War (2013 video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYAxWVbqQvg


2021-01-04

From Marc Rochkind:

Everything you need to know about Section 230
The most important law for online speech
https://www.theverge.com/21273768/section-230-explained-internet-speech-law-definition-guide-free-moderation

From Gene Bolles:

What is Herd Immunity and How Can We Achieve It With COVID-19?
https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/achieving-herd-immunity-with-covid19.html


2021-01-03

From Michael Sweeney:

League of Denial (full film) | FRONTLINE
[NFL and brain injuries)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SedClkAnclk

From Gene Bolles:

John le Carré (1931-2020) on the Iraq War, Corporate Power, the Exploitation of Africa & More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Tq7xeSwRE&feature=youtu.be

From Marc Rochkind:

More Than 12 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

SARS-CoV-2 is following the evolutionary rule book
[What Fran Greene has been telling us.]
https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2021/01/02/sars-cov-2-is-following-the-evolutionary-rule-book

Trump and Netanyahu keep trying to goad Iran conflict. They have 18 days
https://mondoweiss.net/2021/01/trump-and-netanyahu-keep-trying-to-goad-iran-conflict-they-have-18-days/


2021-01-02

From Marc Rochkind:

Sign up to be notified about Boulder County vaccine availability.
[Only notification -- not a sign-up for the vaccine itself.]
https://bouldercounty.wufoo.com/forms/z14hos8502vdgjr/

From Bernard Mendonca:

AULD LANG SYNE by Sissel
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Rtajxo8d7js?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0


2020-12-31

From Bernard Mendonca:

Getting COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Americans is off to a slow start; why the holdup?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/30/getting-covid-19-vaccine-into-arms-americans-off-slow-start/4087690001/

From Michael Sweeney:

After Navalny's Poisoning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwWOoj9w4fA

From Gene Bolles:

Trump Could Still Start a Last-Ditch War With Iran
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/trump-could-still-start-last-ditch-war-iran/617530/


2020-12-30

From John Cowley:

Ex-Military Officers Criticize Spain’s Government and Praise Franco
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/world/europe/spain-military-franco-fascist.html

From Michael Sweeney:

Debate: The West Should Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia (Intelligence Squared)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0T0owgW3M

From Dave Walden:

Parallels Between the Election of 1876 and 2020?
https://patriotpost.us/articles/73793?mailing_id=5548&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.5548&utm_campaign=all_subscribers&utm_content=body


2020-12-29

Today we'll discuss this article from John Cowley:

13 Things Trump Got Right
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/the-things-trump-got-right/617424/


2020-12-27

From Frank Schima:

Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020
https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2020/12/27/dave-barrys-year-review-2020/?arc404=true


2020-12-26

From John Cowley:

Stand Against the Coming Tidal Wave of Deceit
"The challenge to democratic values and institutions from Trump and his
supporters is a page that will not turn."
DECEMBER 24, 2020, David Frum, Staff writer at The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/trumps-pardons-prove-that-the-lies-will-not-end-with-his-presidency/617523/

13 Things Trump Got Right
"Nobody does nothing as president, not even someone who watches television
for five or six
hours a day."
DECEMBER 18, 2020, David Frum, Staff writer at The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/the-things-trump-got-right/617424/


2020-12-24

From John C, with Happy Holidays to all!
In support of Trudy's theme about division, as falsehoods contribute to it:

In America, Fake News Is Multilingual
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/opinion/fake-news-disinformation-immigrants.html

Falsehoods Amplified In Runoffs
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/technology/georgia-senate-runoff-misinformation.html

Defamition Suits Could Sink Right-Wing Media
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/business/media/smartmatic-lawsuit-fox-news-newsmax-oan.html

When Did Republicans Start Hating Facts?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/opinion/republicans-reagan-disinformation.html

From Marc Rochkind:

Brexit Is Finally Done, but It Already Seems Out of Date
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/world/europe/brexit-deal-boris-johnson.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Could Trump declare martial law to try to steal the election?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/24/could-trump-declare-martial-law-try-steal-election/


2020-12-21

From Dave Walden:

THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities (The Navarro Report)
https://bannonswarroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Immaculate-Deception-12.15.20-1.pdf

From Marc Rochkind:

This might be the most embarrassing document created by a White House staffer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/18/this-might-be-most-embarrassing-document-created-by-white-house-staffer/


2020-12-20

From Gene Bolles:

Heated Oval Office meeting included talk of special counsel, martial law as Trump advisers clash
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/politics/trump-oval-office-meeting-special-counsel-martial-law/index.html

What is the new Covid strain – and will vaccines work against it?
https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/19/what-is-the-new-covid-strain-and-will-vaccines-work-against-it


2020-12-18

From Gene Bolles:

Scoop: Pentagon halts Biden transition briefings
https://www.axios.com/pentagon-biden-transition-briefings-123a9658-4af1-4632-a6e6-770117784d60.html

From Dave Walden:

The Coming Financial Attack on the United States: Connecting the Dots
https://wilderwealthywise.com/the-coming-financial-attack-on-the-united-states-connecting-the-dots/


2020-12-17

From Gene Bolles:

Coronavirus: Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf says coronavirus approach 'has failed'
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55347021

Treasury and Commerce Departments targeted in cyberattack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R61f2m2Vd68&feature=youtu.be

How worried should we be about deadly cyber-attacks? - BBC News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLDT7st7DI&feature=youtu.be

From Dave Walden:

Armstrong: Distribute vaccines to save the most lives
https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2020/12/15/armstrong-distribute-vaccines-to-save-the-most-lives/


2020-12-16

From Fran Greene:

Scientists pinpoint genes common among people with severe coronavirus infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/12/14/covid-genes-illness-severity/

From Frank Schima:

How Science Beat the Virus
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/science-covid-19-manhattan-project/617262/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

From Dave Walden:

One Little Problem with the "All-Electric" Auto Fleet: What Do We Do with all the "Waste" Gasoline?
https://www.oftwominds.com/blogdec20/gasoline12-20.html

2020-12-12

From Marc Rochkind:

Interesting explanation of this (until now) obscure law
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_Count_Act

From Fran Greene:

Covid: Genes hold clues to why some people get severely ill
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54832563

From John Cowley:

What Really Saved the Republic From Trump?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/opinion/trump-constitution-norms.html

From Kathleen Saunders:

Children’s Clothing Ad (not) from Macy's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVXN85TJabg


2020-12-08

From Bernard Mendonca:

Trump's jaw-dropping vaccine screwup
https://theweek.com/articles/953941/trumps-jawdropping-vaccine-screwup

How a lockdown saved Hanauma Bay, one of Hawaii's natural treasures
https://www.sfgate.com/hawaii/article/Hanuauma-Bay-is-healing-How-the-pandemic-15741199.php

2020-12-06

From Gene Bolles:

Sweden's pandemic experiment ends amid spiking coronavirus cases
https://www.foxnews.com/world/swedens-pandemic-experiment-ends-spiking-coronavirus-cases

From Randy Schwartz:

Bill Clinton pardon controversy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton_pardon_controversy

2020-12-05

From Frank Schima:

Should We Have a Federal Department of The Attention Economy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adkv6C880cg&feature=youtu.be

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