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  • Biden Says He’s Getting Intel Briefs, Warns of Russian Meddling

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  • Europe’s Economy Set to Outpace U.S. in Upending of Past Roles because of Covid Handling

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  • A Covid-19 Vaccine Is “Only the Beginning of the End”

    The Atlantic’s Sarah Zhang has A Vaccine Reality Check for us. Biologically, a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus is unlikely to offer complete protection. Logistically, manufacturers will have to make hundreds of millions of doses while relying, perhaps, on technology never before used in vaccines and competing for basic supplies such as glass vials. Then the federal government will have to allocate doses, perhaps through a patchwork of state and local health departments with no existing...

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  • Defund the Police? We’ve Already Done It Successfully in America.

    The American system of law enforcement is so deeply embedded into our national psyche that if you find the idea of defunding or abolishing the police challenging, I don’t blame you. But imagine calling an ambulance because a loved one was having trouble breathing or was suffering a stroke and, instead of the expected trained paramedics, a man with a gun showed up. Not great, right? As Jamie Ford explains in this thread, that was not unusual in America until recently. Until the 70s, ambulance...

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