By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, this is a travel day for me. So, although I think I have finally wrestled my email issues into submission — the Yandex app on iOS has worked for 24 hours, although it lacks the fit and finish of Apple’s native app — Water Cooler is even lighter than before. –lambert
Normally, when I propose that you all talk amongst yourselves, I suggest some innocuous topics. However, I feel that I’ve lost my footing in the extremely fast-moving news flow due to all my technical issues, and so I’m going to change it up a little, hoping that you’ll help me (to mix metaphors) get my head back in the game:
1) What do you think is the biggest news story that’s not being sufficiently covered? (Not a topic, like (say) climate, but a narrative.)
2) Of the news stories that are being covered, which do you think are being covered most badly? (It’s a crowded field, I know.)
2) Of the news stories that are being covered, which do you think are being covered well? (A far less crowded field.)
And if you want some innocuous topics:
4) Local elections. (My candidate won! And my contribution for yard signs helped!)
4) Kids these days!
See you tomorrow!
Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal, and (d) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please put it in the subject line. Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Today’s plant (Carla):
A November rose…
Readers, I’m doing OK on fall foliage now, but I’m so fascinated to learn that this map is off, I’m going to leave the request up just to see what there is to see…
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