The pandemic is steadily improving for the first time since September. But infections remain at a very high level, and weaker public-health efforts and more transmissible variants may cut this reprieve short, @yayitsrob reports:
"Disagreement over commitment to democracy is a big disagreement, but it is now the price for Republican unity. And most Republicans may prove willing to pay it," @ProfHansNoel writes: http://on.theatln.tc/uZyFsE9
The racist threats he drew during his chase for the home-run record “carved a part of me out that I will never regain, never restore," Hank Aaron told @Sandy_Tolan: http://on.theatln.tc/fMWzMGh
"The Capitol riot was a tragic farce, but the type of political violence it represents poses an existential threat to democracy. Congress now faces a question not just of self-preservation, but of deterrence," @AdamSerwer writes: http://on.theatln.tc/4LfIaT8
#MyTwoCents: "Should I even bother trying to save while I still have credit-card debt, or is it better to tackle things one at a time?" @CharlotteCowles responds https://nym.ag/3t42i47
Now that Donald Trump has moved into Mar-a-Lago, it's apparently hemorrhaging members https://nym.ag/2Mm9Zl5
Portraits of MTA workers who’ve died from COVID will be displayed on screens that normally show maps and service changes https://nym.ag/39dLgZb
Terrorist attacks and plots have risen sharply in the United States since 2013, and the majority of them were carried out by homegrown right-wing extremists. How should the Biden Administration confront this threat? http://nyer.cm/56POYqe
President Biden’s early decisions will define the contours of the next chapter of the war in Afghanistan. http://nyer.cm/erYAH7R
How one Berkshires town is distancing itself from a local libertarian think tank’s manifesto on herd immunity.
The essential items you need to help recreate some of @BillieEilish's iconic outfits http://vntyfr.com/rM7qtcp
Spike Lee had some vicious parting words for Donald Trump, comparing the now twice-impeached ex-president to Adolf Hitler http://vntyfr.com/5U0EEAJ
Kate Hudson opened up about wanting to reconnect with her estranged father's side of the family http://vntyfr.com/R9ATsjc
Eliza and Amelia Spencer, Princess Diana’s nieces, remember their aunt’s talent for “reading children’s hearts”—and dodging the paparazzi http://vntyfr.com/P6v3FL6
By turns whimsical and creepy, the novel proudly invokes New York’s many histories and peoples, from its beginnings as a home of the Lenape to its present state of relentless gentrification and displacement.
Every single person who breached the Capitol that day committed a crime. https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/white-supremacist-prosecution/?utm_campaign=SproutSocial&utm_content=thenation&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
“I’m hopeful that that spark will be lit in our country,” Daniel Kane, president of the produce workers’ union, told the picket crowd.
Representative Madison Cawthorn misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history. https://bit.ly/3iCLT1v
Amsterdam is embracing a radical new economic theory to help save the environment. Could it also replace capitalism? https://ti.me/3qS5GwY
A Minnesota case marks the first detection of the Brazil coronavirus variant in the U.S.
"What’s happening with GameStop’s stock is, in part, a story of some pretty boring market mechanics," writes @AlexJamesFitz.
"But it’s also a tale of mysterious savants, for purposes of both fun and profit, whipping the masses into a stock-buying frenzy" https://ti.me/3qVHg5t
Astronomers can’t understand how distant galaxies grew so big so fast. (By @astroarianna) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-galaxy-clusters-offer-clues-about-the-early-universe/
India's agricultural transformation of the mid-20th century left a legacy of inequity, @AgaAniket writes in Opinion. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/farm-protests-in-india-are-writing-the-green-revolutions-obituary/
The world’s frozen places are shrinking—and they’re disappearing at faster rates as time goes by. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-has-lost-28-trillion-tons-of-ice-since-the-mid-1990s/
"Psychological first aid" can ease pandemic angst, and anyone can learn its techniques. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-step-to-ease-the-pandemic-mental-health-crisis/