The Associated Press writes about the increased chatter being intercepted from the front line in Ukraine. Russian soldiers have developed codes to talk about deaths, wounds and those who refuse to fight. read more
Electric vehicles are a "hoax," they do not work, and they are strengthening China's economy at the expense of American jobs.
Politico does a deep dive into the Florida surgeon general's career at the University of Florida, which hired him around the same time that Gov. Ron DeSantis named him state surgeon general. read more
Despite long advocating small government and local control, Republican governors and legislators across a significant swath of the country are increasingly overriding the actions of Democratic cities ... read more
Paul Waldman: There is a strong disconnect between what the numbers on the economy say, and what the people say. Specifically, what GOP voters say. read more
John Naughton: When historians of the future start digging for the records of our time they will encounter many black holes. This applies not just to institutions and corporations, but also to each one of us. Think of the billions of photographs we cheerfully upload to social media every day; they are now stored "in the cloud" of giant server farms owned by tech companies. But when you die, they will be effectively gone for good unless you have thoughtfully arranged access to your account for a friend or family member. read more
Peter Antonacci, Gov. Ron DeSantis's handpicked choice last year to lead the state's controversial new elections fraud office, collapsed and died in a hallway in the governor's office moments after "abruptly" leaving a contentious meeting on Sept. 23, 2022. read more
A commutation for a drug smuggler named Jonathan Braun had broader implications than previously known. It puts new focus on how Donald Trump would use his clemency powers in a second term. read more
A California renewable energy startup is giving used batteries for electric cars second life storing energy generated by solar power when it is cheap and selling to the grid when it is expensive. "We were seeing the first generation of EVs end their time on the road, and 70 percent or more of those batteries have very strong residual value," said B2U founder Freeman Hall. "People are skeptical, and they should be, because it's hard to do reuse of batteries. But we've got a robust data set that does prove reliability, performance, and profitability. We're at a point where we really can scale this."
The number of products and services we sign up for is ballooning as almost every industry latches onto the subscription business model. read more
THE MAN WHO essentially ended the federal right to abortion thinks that he can now run for president in 2024 as a "moderate" on the issue. read more
The McDonald's menu in other countries is more creative than in the United States, such as Canada's offering of poutine fries and Germany's McShrimp sandwich. This is because the scale of every ingredient sourced for the American McDonald's franchises is so massive, said former McDonald's corporate chef Mike Haracz. He said when they considered adding a new item with fresh blueberries, it would have "used up the world's resources of blueberries."
"When you show intolerance toward everyone, which is what [Trump] does, you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out," [Former New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie said Sunday during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "Intolerance toward anyone encourages intolerance toward everyone." read more
China and Saudi Arabia signed a local-currency swap agreement worth around $7 billion, deepening their ties ... read more
Was the country's turn toward free-market fundamentalism driven by race, class, or something else? Yes. read more