Concentrated power has decimated the House and made legislators into actors. Here’s how many votes have been allowed on floor-offered (not prescreened by speaker) amendments by year:
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 26, 2021
Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA’s secret war plans against WikiLeaks
In the midst of unprecedented crisis, Boeing sales chief embraces optimism
SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth
Officials in Beijing have a distrust of younger American officials, whom they consider hostile to China and focused too much on ideological competition. They prefer to deal with trusted “old friends” such as Thornton, who is among very few to have maintained ties and access to some of China’s most powerful officials.
From Varlam Shalamov “Forty five things I learned in the gulag”
Over an 18-year period, China has granted or loaned money to 13,427 infrastructure projects worth $843bn across 165 countries, according to the AidData research lab at William & Mary, a university in the US state of Virginia.
Revisionism on Deborah Birx, Trump, and the CDC
EyePhone: How one doctor is using the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro capabilities to remotely assess patients
How did 30,000 Haitians get to Texas?
The Opendoor Memo: Keith Rabois on The Origins of Opendoor from a Conversation with Peter Thiel, Why Cash is Not a Competitive Moat for Startups Today and What People Misunderstand About Black Swan Events in Real Estate and How it Impacts Opendoor
We are not doing an in-depth dive into Gov. Evers ‘People’s” Commission maps at this time for 2 reasons: 1) The Commission omitted the Voting Rights Act from its criteria. And in the drawing of their maps it appears this cornerstone of American civil rights was ignored
The Chinese are very happy to see woke culture spread in America.
Clarifying the structure and nature of left-wing authoritarianism.
Weyerhaeuser cites crime in Pioneer Square for delay in reopening its Seattle headquarters
“The fact that the president came to the Hill and whipped against his own bill is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.”