From The Washington Post: ‘Some are still suffering’: Months after Capitol riot, police who fought the mob contend with physical, psychological pain. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/capitol-riot-police-injuries-trauma/2021/07/23/e008f0f0-d8d8-11eb-9bbb-37c30dcf9363_story.html
Monthly Archives: July 2021
Guardian story about small dairy farms going out of business
From The Guardian: Small farms vanish every day in America’s dairyland: ‘There ain’t no future in dairy’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/21/small-farms-vanish-every-day-in-americas-dairyland-there-aint-no-future-in-dairy
Guardian reports about vaccine misinformation
The Guardian reports about vaccine misinformation: ‘A systemic failure’: vaccine misinformation remains rampant on Facebook, experts say. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jul/21/facebook-misinformation-vaccines
No witness off limits in Jan. 6 investigation
From The Guardian, regarding the congressional investigation of the January 6 insurrection: Capitol attack committee chair vows to investigate Trump: ‘Nothing is off limits’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/21/capitol-attack-committee-chair-bennie-thompson
Nathan Forrest bust could be removed
The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is expected to be removed from the Tennessee Capitol this week, following decades of controversy over its placement. Read the story in The Tennessean here: Confederate Nathan Bedford Forrest bust expected to be moved from Tennessee Capitol this week. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/20/tennessee-nathan-bedford-forrest-bust-moved-capitol-this-weekend-gov-bill-lee/8025187002
Capitol rioters’ intent on January 6
What were the Capitol rioters thinking on Jan. 6?–story by The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/capitol-riot-defense-trump-election/2021/07/19/e14f665e-d812-11eb-bb9e-70fda8c37057_story.html
Republican backlash to President Biden’s agenda
From The Guardian: “Across a vast swath of the American heartlands, the anti-Biden backlash is being replicated in Republican-controlled statehouses in what Ronald Brownstein has described in the Atlantic as a ‘collective cry of defiance.'”
Read the story here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/19/joe-biden-republicans-polarization-us-politics-texas.
Dozen people responsible for most vaccine misinformation
A dozen people are responsible for most vaccine misinformation. The “disinformation dozen” have a combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms. The Guardian has a short story about this: Majority of COVID misinformation came from 12 people, report finds. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report
Guardian investigation about few firms dominating grocery choices
The Guardian and Food and Water Watch have investigated grocery store items, and found that four or five firms dominate the market for many of the items.
Read the investigation here: The illusion of choice: five stats that expose America’s food monopoly crisis. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/18/america-food-monopoly-crisis-grocery-stores?utm_term=d5e2598366af41470835fe08d7eae58c
Interesting column about judicial review
Here is an interesting column about judicial review from an assistant law professor at Harvard Law School: How the Supreme Court dominates our democracy – The Washington Post.