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Best of enemies Times Literary Supplement
Asia’s biggest climate migration MIT Technology Review
How Iowa’s Governor Went From Dismissing Mask Mandates to Ordering One Herself I don’r understand this fixation on not ordering masks. It’s only a MASK. And it seems to work! So why not mandate them, with draconian penalties, and early (and exclusions for those with legitimate medical reasons for not wearing them, and “I don’t feel like it doesn’t count.”
Covid-19 Vaccine Progress Gives Tokyo Olympics a Tailwind WSJ. Strikes me there is entirely too much grasping at straws.
HR staff face painful switch from ‘good cops’ to enforcers FT. It was nice while it lasted.
Japan faces another coronavirus wave, but this one’s different The Japan Times
Giuliani’s court bid to overturn Biden victory turns to farce as he forgets judge’s name, calls other lawyer ‘that angry man,’ claims the 11 biggest cities are conspiring to steal election, then gets directions to the nearest martini bar Daily Mail. As my dear friend Jeff used to say when we were Oxford students togethers at some Reagan-era idiocy, in a broad Australian accent, “You have to laugh.” Ha, ha, ha!
The Lost Cause of the Trumpocracy Project Syndicate
If Biden’s Serious About Bringing Back Diplomacy, He Should Make These Appointments Foreign Policy in Focus
Tucker Carlson And Media Elites Cozy Up To Private Equity Moguls The Daily Poster David Sirota
There’s a bunch of great work on ad markets now, but the gist is pretty simple. Google and Facebook depreciated the value of publisher ad space by taking their data and targeting their readers. Here’s @DinaSrinivasan. https://t.co/rD0DuC2qZY
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 19, 2020
Video Documents Illegal Refugee Pushbacks in Croatia Der Spiegel
Europe Must Stand Up to Hungary and Poland Project Syndicate George Soros
Hong Kong ranked second-worst city in Asia for expats to live due to soaring costs and declining stability SCMP In spite of their stunning pandemic response.
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