As much as my brain has been ravaged by temporal distortion, I remember vividly the day of Trump’s inauguration. I made the trip to Washington D.C. to be part of it, to physically register my opposition. The rattled hordes marched with parade floats, like a purgatorial Mardi Gras. A scattered handful of black bloc antifascists weaved in and out of the crowd, en route to go trash some property. (Many of them racked up felony rioting charges for their efforts.) Ghoulishly ebullient MAGA Dads jeered at the lot of us to “get a job,” even though it was Saturday. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
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Many existing networks are also adept at certain traits: YouTube scored points for a category called “inviting everyone to participate,” although it only performed about average in terms of “showing reliable information,” which users saw as important. Reddit, sometimes seen as home to trolls and forums governed by esoteric rules, was ranked highly by its users for promoting thoughtful conversation, which they see as valuable. They also gave the discussion platform good marks for helping them “feel connected” and for being able to “provide opportunities for different groups to interact,” according to the survey. … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media
It’s hard to transition from one day knowing the world’s intelligence secrets to the next day being all alone in America, pocketing $400,000 speaking fees and tens of millions in book deal cash. To soften the blow, former presidents continue to receive intelligence briefings and access to classified information. Except today’s outgoing president is . . . different. Here are a few things to know as Donald Trump leaves the White House for the last time. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
Why can’t they just pass the bill ASAP? Republicans will likely wheel and deal to decrease the $1.9 trillion price tag, and they hold some power here: The bill will likely require 10 Republican votes to pass the Senate. (Sixty votes are needed to clear the Senate. After today, Democrats and Republicans will each hold 50 seats.) Wheeling and dealing takes time. But unlike last year, when gridlock reigned, Democrats will now lead the House, Senate, and White House, so things will move a wee bit faster, but expect a month or two, not weeks. Then payment disbursement takes a few weeks. Stay tuned. … [Read more...] about Biden stimulus update: What the new president and Senate could mean for third checks