Will private citizen Trump continue to get intelligence briefings? People in the know hope not. Last week Susan M. Gordon, who was Trump’s principal deputy director of intelligence from 2017-2019, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting that to do so would be a grave security risk. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff also says hell-to-the-no, pointing out that U.S. allies withheld intelligence from Trump and his people because they “didn’t trust the president.” Ex-FBI director James Comey also said he thinks it would be a bad idea. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
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A “100 Days Masking Challenge” calling on citizens to wear face masks, and requiring them on federal property Halting of the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization, and appointment of Anthony Fauci as head of the U.S. delegation Creation of a new, dedicated COVID-19 Response Coordinator reporting directly to the president Extension of the nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until March 31 Extension of the suspension of federal student loan interest and payments until September 30 Rejoining of the Paris climate accord Canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline Rescinding of the 1776 Commission, which thwarted schools from teaching a more transparent history curriculum on slavery Broadening of rules against workplace discrimination based on orientation or gender identity Mandatory inclusion of undocumented Americans in U.S. Census counting, and subsequent allocation of congressional representatives Strengthening of Deferred Action for Childhood … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take
The Hyperloop is, as everyone affiliated with the Hyperloop likes to mention, the first new mode of transportation in 100 years. Hoverboards notwithstanding, it’s true. Essentially, the Hyperloop is a drive-up bank canister blasted through a vacuum tunnel with no resistance at 288 miles per hour. That means trips are fast, but it’s a potentially claustrophobic experience, as there are no windows to take in the view. And stopping between stations that might be hundreds of miles apart isn’t really a possibility. Two people took the inaugural manned trip on a Hyperloop in late 2020; such a trip sounds incredible, and also a little scary. … [Read more...] about We still don’t know what the Hyperloop will feel like, but here’s how it will sound
Miller also emphasized the sourcing of the mask. As Miller put it, the key to a transparent, ethical supply chain is actually fairly simple: have discussions with your suppliers so you know where materials are sourced. “You start to talk to them more about it, they know a lot about it and take you back a few levels of their sourcing,” says Miller. “When you start to run into anonymity in the process, that’s when you know that it’s probably coming from a source that’s not as ethical.” Miller, who led the design of the mask interior, worked with Carr Textiles, which put him in touch with its organic cotton twill and ink suppliers to discuss where the product’s made, who’s making it, and what the wage is. … [Read more...] about This Herman Miller face mask is designed to fight modern slavery