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The Future of Public Parks New Yorker
Don’t Forget Arbor Day American Conservative I did forget Asbor Day, which fell on the last Friday in April. I am, however, going to plant a tree today – a crabapple, after I’ve finished posting for the day.
ER Docs Sue Employer, Say They Were Told To Work Sick, Avoid Covid Tests Kaiser Health News
UKRAINE: The Real Zelensky Consortium News (Alice X). Hoisted from comments.
Zelensky awards Pelosi the Order of Princess Olga, a Ukrainian civil honor WoPo via MSN (Michael Ismoe). Hoisted from comments
— Jonathan Isbill MS, RD, LD (@_JonathanZaZa) May 1, 2022
Our No Longer Free Press
Western Civilization Is Being Organized Around Winning US Infowars Caitlin Johnstone
PayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance Consortium News
WHY THE PAST 10 YEARS OF AMERICAN LIFE HAVE BEEN UNIQUELY STUPID The Atlantic (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Congressman to F-35 contractors: ‘what in the hell are you doing?’ Responsible Statecraft
La belle France
Europe visit comes when region faces many challenges: PM Modi Hindustan Times
#BREAKING | Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan could be arrested after Eid by current govt
— Republic (@republic) May 2, 2022
As US chips away at its one-China policy, fears grow for Taiwan’s uneasy peace South China Morning Post
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