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American leadership has politicized the pandemic instead of trying to fight it. I see no preparedness, no coordinated top-down leadership of the sort we’ve enjoyed in Europe. I see only empty posturing, the sad spectacle of the president refusing to wear a mask, just to own the libs. What an astonishing self-inflicted wound. On June 26, a day when the U.S. notched some 45,000 new cases—how’s that for “American carnage”?—the European Union announced that it would loosen some travel restrictions but extend its ban on visitors from the United States and other hot-spot nations. On Tuesday, it confirmed that remarkable and deeply humiliating decision, a clear message that in pandemic management, the EU believes that the United States is no better than Russia and Brazil—autocrat-run public-health disasters—and that American tourists would pose a dire threat to the hard-won stability our lockdown has earned us. So much for the myth that the American political system and way of life are a model for the world.

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The country’s second surge of coronavirus infection is growing beyond the Sun Belt. Sixteen states have reported record caseloads since Sunday. Ohio and Georgia are flashing warning signs.

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Horrifying piece about war criminal Clint Lorance and the troops he led so terribly.

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A Complete Guide to Dark Mode on the Web

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As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus , many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked…

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"As you will undoubtedly see and read about the way childcare is crushing the middle class worker today please read those stories with a question in mind: for whom is this a new concern and why?" @tressiemcphd

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27 June 2020 Dear Chancellor Woodson, I have been deeply dismayed to see the recent developments as the NC State administration has walked back its efforts to…

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RT @GiladEdelman: Please stop sharing that story about Tuscaloosa college kids intentionally getting infected — there's zero evidence it ever happened! Just some loose talk from a public official and a lot of terrible journalism.

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It's bad enough that your boss has decided that you now must turn part of your home into an extension of your workplace at no cost to them. Then they add #Bossware to your computer so they can spy on you (and your family), adding insult to injury. 1/

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RT @lmatsakis: I poured my heart into this story about Prison TikTok, where incarcerated people use contraband cellphones to express themselves. Prisoners are some of the most isolated and marginalized people in our society, and I'm glad that they are being heard.

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Flexible, super charged, batch image processing for your Mac.

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RT @markmobility: Mississippi election commissioner: "I'm concerned about voter registration in Mississippi," the commissioner wrote. "The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too."

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It’s a sad indicator of employee power in the US that if a group has enough job security to push back against risky work conditions, that’s framed as a problem. We should want all employees capable of using such leverage.

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This story is even wilder than you heard. Please take a good look at how Pinterest treated @IfeomaOzoma @erikashimizu. Based on interviews w/ex-employees and copies of investigation findings, email correspondence with the CEO, performance reviews, and more

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New @AboveAvalon article: Apple Is Pulling Away From the Competition For the second year in a row, Apple held a developers conference that should frighten its competitors.

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”Instead of being partners in building the public good, Big Tech continues to profit from its erosion.” @safiyanoble gets to the heart of the matter: The Loss of Public Goods to Big Tech. h/t: @ruha9

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Away says co-CEO Steph Korey will step down this year after her attacks on the media

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All the parents I know have been silent screaming about this reality. As a single parent of a teen and a 4 year old, teaching and working as DGS (in admissions panic hell!) during the shutdown truly broke me. This can't continue in the Fall...

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