As Biden addresses Trump’s rollbacks, he can also begin to put new programs in place. In a list of 25 actions that Biden could take immediately to address climate change, a coalition of groups called Build Back Fossil Free is advocating for a federal “no hotspots” policy that would take on the problem of disproportionate pollution in communities of color. The government can start mapping the communities that are hardest hit and could stop new fossil fuel development, operations, and transport in those communities. … [Read more...] about 7 climate actions that Biden could take on his first day
Opening day parade reds
The atmosphere of the day reflected both what we already knew about him, and what we would soon find out. The many “Pussy Grabs Back” signs represented the president’s infamous Access Hollywood remarks, and dozens of sexual assault allegations, and preceded the rise of the #MeToo movement. The signs depicting Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin marked the extreme fishiness of Team Trump’s many varied meetings with Russian officials throughout the election, and anticipated years of overblown hype for the woefully wishy-washy but still misrepresented Mueller Report. The Black Lives Matter signs alluded to Trump’s inflaming of white grievance, starting with a five-year embrace of the racist Birther conspiracy against President Obama, and they foreshadowed four years of white supremacists having a champion in the White House—and Black voters playing a pivotal role in removing him from office. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
Why does the courtesy exist? Theoretically, it facilitates past presidents in their work of continuing to further America’s interests. For example, a former president traveling abroad would want to know if, say, their dinner host was covertly undermining the United States. He’d also want to know the status of current closed-door negotiations, to be able to support the policies of the current administration. Can’t do that without a briefing. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
It has a certain “world beat” sound to it, which you can attribute to the chords, rhythms, and most definitely the choir that comes in after a few bars. It’s optimism distilled, making it almost impossible to feel worried about flying 288 mph down a tube when listening to this track. Even when the chords do tease a tension at the midpoint of the song, they quickly back off. There is no beat drop or reckoning moment necessary. Virgin’s audio brand is meant to be a happy place. … [Read more...] about We still don’t know what the Hyperloop will feel like, but here’s how it will sound
Herman Miller did not respond to a request for comment on its supply chains by the time of a publication, but a spokesperson for the company directed me to its Supplier Code of Conduct, which stipulates that the company expects its suppliers to treat their workers “fairly in accordance with local laws and regulations,” including that they do not use forced labor, child labor, or harsh, inhumane treatment and abuse, and they must provide wages and working hours that meet laws. … [Read more...] about This Herman Miller face mask is designed to fight modern slavery