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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Andrew Koppelman: "It remains committed to the notion that crippling state capacity will make us freer. Its rhetoric has become more populist. But when Republicans retake power -- and they are likely to get at least a share of it in the next election -- the campaign for small and weak government will begin anew (with a carveout for abortion, where they aim to take control over women's reproductive lives)." read more

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Rebekah Jones was fired last month from her job at the Florida Department of Health, where she helped create a data portal about the state's COVID-19 cases. Now, she has created a dashboard of her own. In some ways, Jones' new portal for Florida coronavirus data looks a lot like the state health department's. But it has a few key differences that reflect just how contentious coronavirus data has become amid politicized arguments about whether it's safe for states to reopen. Case in point: Jones' dashboard has a map that shows which Florida counties are ready for the next phase of reopening. By her calculations, only two of the state's 67 counties at the moment meet the state's criteria for further easing restrictions. read more

Monday, April 24, 2023

Elon Musk went on a tirade against NPR on Wednesday, calling for the outlet to be defunded after it announced that it will no longer be posting on Twitter in the wake of the right-wing billionaire's latest attacks on journalism and the free press. ... The "state-affiliated media" label, seemingly assigned at Musk's behest, has been condemned by journalists and free press advocates as an attempt to delegitimize NPR's work, likely motivated by the right's perception of the outlet as left-leaning. That lean has long been disputed by those actually on the left, who maintain that NPR routinely elevates right-wing voices and whitewashes and legitimizes imperial violence -- all while parroting talking points hand-picked by its corporate sponsors. read more

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Supreme Court justices are only required to make one financial disclosure each year. They aren't subject to the code of conduct for federal judges mandating that they avoid "all impropriety and appearances of impropriety." read more


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