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Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantic

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(Several of Johnson’s advisers agreed to be candid in exchange for anonymity.) In an early phone call with Joe Biden, an aide told me, Johnson said he disliked the phrase special relationship after the president used it. To Johnson it seemed needy and weak.

Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insight

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We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.

Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet | The Nation

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All the reasons I think the Trump-GOP gambit to deny Biden’s victory will not change the fact that he will become president on January 20.

Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

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In 2017, then-Governor Scott Walker and President Trump announced a historic deal with Foxconn to bring manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin. But none of the jobs, buildings, or promises have been fulfilled—and look like they never will. The Verge’s Josh Dzieza investigates two years of what happened behind the scenes at Foxconn in Wisconsin.

Noam Chomsky wants you to vote for Joe Biden and then haunt his dreams - The.Ink

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The lion of the left on the pandemic, the election, the word Bernie Sanders needs to stop using, the Harper's letter, the 1619 Project, patriotism, and the greatest social movement in U.S. history

A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate - The Objective

theobjective.substack.com/p/14203152-3a83-4068-b6b2-a5007b0e2f5b
On Tuesday, 153 of the most prominent journalists, authors, and writers, including J. K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Brooks, published an open call for civility in Harper’s Magazine. They write, in the pages of a prominent magazine that’s infamous for being

Our Ability to Process Information Is Reaching a Critical Limit

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BuzzFeed once called 2016 “Actually The Worst Year.” It didn’t hold the record for long. In six short months, 2020 has already delivered Australian wildfires, election controversies, the coronavirus…

Violence in Blue | Patrick Ball | Granta Magazine

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‘One-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police.’ Patrick Ball measures the undocumented police killings in the United States.

To improve the US coronavirus response, Donald Trump should resign - The Verge

theverge.com/2020/3/12/21176170/coronavirus-response-donald-trump-resign-crisis-pandemic-response
We are facing a pandemic about which US President Donald Trump appears incapable of telling the truth — assuming he even knows it. Without quick action, a lot of people are going to get sick. Some of them will die. The president’s incoherence has reached a level that is a hazard to public health. The best thing Trump can do for the country, to speed its response to coronavirus, is resign and let someone capable take over.