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  • The Approaching Crisis of the 2020 Election

    This is an excellent piece in The Atlantic by Barton Gellman on The Election That Could Break America. Excellent and hair-raising. It outlines several of the ways that Donald Trump & the Republicans could disrupt the election process to produce an ambiguous outcome and use the chaos to retain the presidency. The worst case, however, is not that Trump rejects the election outcome. The worst case is that he uses his power to prevent a decisive outcome against him. If Trump sheds all...

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  • 'Sopranos' memes are having a real moment in 2020

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  • Thousands infected with bacteria that could leave men infertile after leak in the lab

    Brucellosis, a disease often caused by contact with infected animals or animal products, can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches

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  • Oliver Burkeman’s Eight Secrets to a (Fairly) Fulfilled Life

    For the past decade, Oliver Burkeman has written an advice column for The Guardian on how to change your life. In his final column, he shares eight things that he’s learned while on the job. I especially appreciated these two: When stumped by a life choice, choose “enlargement” over happiness. I’m indebted to the Jungian therapist James Hollis for the insight that major personal decisions should be made not by asking, “Will this make me happy?”, but “Will this choice enlarge me or diminish me?”...

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