The C.D.C. Continues to Lead From Behind

From Covid guidelines to monkeypox, public health has a crisis of authority.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

The Climate Bill’s “Greenflation” Will Be Worth It

Getting off fossil fuels can bring price stability and significant savings, but consumers may also face “greenflation.”

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #supply-chain, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #water-heaters

Will the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Help Re-Elect Trump?

The coming clash between the legal system and the electoral system.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Eliminating Quarantines

The new guidelines are intended to help prevent severe disease, the agency said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #quarantines, #united-states, #viruses, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Don’t Blame Monkeys for Monkeypox, W.H.O. Says After Attacks

The outbreak is centered on humans, not animals, health officials said, after a report that some monkeys were harmed in São Paulo, Brazil, out of fear of transmission, according to local authorities.

#animals, #brazil, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #monkeypox, #monkeys-and-apes, #rodents, #united-states, #viruses, #world-health-organization

Advice for Handling Retiring During a Financial Downturn

Market declines during the first five years of retirement can have a significant effect on a financial portfolio, but remaining flexible can mitigate the damage.

#content-type-service, #elderly, #financial-planners, #inflation-economics, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #stocks-and-bonds, #t-rowe-price-group-inc, #united-states, #united-states-economy

The Climate Bill Isn’t Perfect, but It’s Still a Major Victory

There may be better ways to slow global warming, but this legislation is a big step forward.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Markets Rise Sharply, Seizing on Inflation Numbers

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #consumer-price-index, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Military Base Names and the Cult of the Confederacy

By renaming military bases, the Defense Department dismantles an enduring legacy of the Lost Cause.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #military-bases-and-installations, #minorities, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

U.S. Signs Measure Giving Approval to Sweden and Finland’s Bid to Join NATO

The expansion of NATO has received overwhelming support among Democrats and Republicans in a deeply divided Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #finland, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sweden, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Chinese No Longer Recognize the America They Once Admired

The U.S. should stop branding China as a threat and look in the mirror.

#china, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

China’s Military Drills and Other Tensions With Taiwan, Explained

China’s military announced new exercises near Taiwan, a day after concluding four days of drills that simulated a blockade of the island.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #japan, #pelosi-nancy, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #taiwan-strait, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

Information and medications needed to end a pregnancy are increasingly available outside the health care system.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #kemp-brian-p, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Return to Office: Young Workers Shouldn’t Stay Remote Forever

Many offices are desolate, open plan landscapes dotted with individuals staring at screens, headphones on. It doesn’t have to be that way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #breakthrough-energy-coalition, #democratic-party, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #innovation, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states, #united-states-economy

The Carried Interest Loophole Survives Another Political Battle

The latest effort to narrow the preferential tax treatment used by private equity executives failed after Senator Kyrsten Sinema objected.

#american-investment-council, #capital-gains-tax, #executive-compensation, #hedge-funds, #income-tax, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #private-equity, #schumer-charles-e, #sinema-kyrsten, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Carried Interest Is Back in the Headlines. Why It’s Not Going Away.

Changes demanded by Senator Kyrsten Sinema will preserve a tax loophole that Democrats have complained about for years.

#american-investment-council, #capital-gains-tax, #democratic-party, #executive-compensation, #hedge-funds, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #private-equity, #schumer-charles-e, #sinema-kyrsten, #stocks-and-bonds, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #venture-capital

Vacationing in the Time of Covid

The story of one man’s determination to resume traveling — despite the particular risks to his health.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

When Community Concerts Brought Don Shirley to Small Towns

Community Concerts aimed for “a Carnegie Hall in every town.” Its adherents, including the author’s mother, were devoted to the cause. For decades, the experiment worked.

#black-people, #classical-music, #community-concerts, #content-type-personal-profile, #margolick-gert, #putnam-county-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #shirley-donald-w-1927-2013, #united-states

Jacques Pépin, in Search of Lost Cars and Cuisine

Have France’s distinctive food and automobiles slipped in their cultural cachet? The celebrity chef and serial owner of French cars has opinions on the matter.

#automobiles, #branford-conn, #chefs, #citroen, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #food, #ford-motor-co, #france, #french-culinary-institute, #le-pavillon-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #le-petit-cafe-branford-conn-restaurant, #pepin-jacques-1935, #peugeot-sa, #renault-sa, #restaurants, #stellantis-nv, #united-states

Amtrak Rewarded Executives With Six-Figure Bonuses as Rail Service Struggled

Most of the top leaders received bonuses above $200,000 in the last fiscal year, as Amtrak worked to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

#amtrak, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #hiring-and-promotion, #infrastructure-public-works, #railroads, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

How Changing One Law Could Protect Kids From Social Media

Raising the age requirement for social media use could empower parents.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #parenting, #privacy, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states

What Is It About Friendships That Is So Powerful?

They not only make you happier; they can make you richer.

#chetty-raj, #children-and-childhood, #christakis-nicholas-a, #friendship, #income-inequality, #poverty, #united-states

With 5 Missiles, China Sends Stark Signal to Japan and U.S. on Taiwan

By firing into Japanese waters, Beijing is warning that both countries will become targets if they should come to the aid of Taiwan in any conflict.

#abe-shinzo, #beijing-china, #china, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #okinawa-and-other-ryukyu-islands-japan, #tokyo-japan, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

The order is short on specifics, directing federal officials to consider how to help those traveling out of state for abortions.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mickelson and Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Suit Against PGA Tour

A complaint filed on behalf of 11 players pushed back against the punishments imposed by the PGA Tour for players who participate in events sponsored by the upstart LIV series.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #athletics-and-sports, #california, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swafford-hudson-1987, #united-states

The Last Thing We Needed Was Pelosi Backing Down From a Bully

Bullies don’t usually read concessions as anything but signs of weakness.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #territorial-disputes, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ayman al-Zawahri Is Gone, but Al Qaeda Is Resilient

The administration clearly misjudged Al Qaeda’s trajectory in Afghanistan and U.S. influence over the Taliban.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #taliban, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states

Al Qaeda Leader Killed: What We Know

The United States announced that a C.I.A. drone strike killed the Qaeda leader, a longtime ally of Osama bin Laden who was considered a mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here’s a guide to the strike and its implications.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #kabul-afghanistan, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states, #zawahri-ayman-al

The Killing of bin Laden’s Successor

Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Who was he and what impact will his death have?

#afghanistan, #al-qaeda, #audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #deaths-fatalities, #drones-pilotless-planes, #september-11-2001, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zawahri-ayman-al

You Can Support Abortion Rights and Feel a Pregnancy Is More Than a Clump of Cells

Pregnancy loss and reproductive rights are not at odds.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #miscarriages, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states

Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War

Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.

#a-p-moller-maersk, #careers-and-professions, #crimea-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #kharkiv-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #labor-and-jobs, #mariupol-ukraine, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states

How Much Does Your M.R.I. Cost? Buy It First to Find Out.

Across the country, thousands of hospitals have largely ignored price transparency laws.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states

How the U.S. Let 20 Million Monkeypox Vaccine Doses Expire

At the start of the monkeypox outbreak the U.S. stockpile contained just 2,400 doses of vaccine, a far cry from the more than 20 million it once held.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #denmark, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-and-human-services-department, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #smallpox, #terrorism, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Older Generations Are Reclaiming Rites of Passage

Rituals like graduations and weddings are few and far between for older adults. Some are finding ways to honor their momentous occasions.

#age-chronological, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #religion-and-belief, #ritual, #united-states

How Monkeypox Went From Containable to Crisis

The United States, despite having time and tools at its disposal, has failed to bring the virus to heel.

#audio-neutral-informative, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

For Korean Adoptee Chefs, Food as Identity Is Complicated

Koreans raised by American families are exploring a heritage they didn’t grow up with through restaurant cooking — and finding both fulfillment and criticism.

#adoptions, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #korean-food-cuisine, #restaurants, #south-korea, #united-states

We Are Living in Richard Nixon’s America, and Trump Wants to Keep Us There

Remember when there was talk of Joe Biden as a transformational figure?

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackmun-harry-a, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #police, #powell-lewis-f-jr, #presidential-election-of-1968, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rehnquist-william-h, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

US Defense Department Official Says Russia’s War Effort Is Failing

A senior U.S. Defense Department official said there was growing evidence that steep Russian losses had left some units ill-prepared to fight.

#defense-department, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states

Brittney Griner and the Total Lopsidedness of Prisoner Swaps with Russia

American citizens should still know that if they are imprisoned in a country with a dubious legal system, the U.S. government will do all it can to get them back.

#bout-viktor, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fogel-marc-1961, #griner-brittney, #hashish, #international-relations, #marijuana, #moscow-russia, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia, #united-states, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #whelan-paul-n

Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

#automobiles, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #stokes-leah, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #used-cars, #warren-mich

The M.M.A. Doctor’s Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop the Fight

As combat sports grow in popularity, ringside physicians grapple with the precarious ethics of their role.

#association-of-ringside-physicians, #boxing, #chattanooga-tenn, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mixed-martial-arts, #parkinsons-disease, #sports-injuries, #tennessee, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states

Exxon and Chevron Report Record Profits on High Oil Prices

The energy industry’s windfall has followed a spike in prices, resulting mostly from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and a global economy rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chevron-corporation, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exxon-mobil-corp, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states

Why Pelosi’s Proposed Taiwan Visit Is Raising U.S.-China Tensions

Beijing has issued strongly worded warnings implying that China might use military force if Nancy Pelosi moves forward with a planned trip to Taiwan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #gingrich-newt, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #singapore, #taiwan-strait, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #xi-jinping

In Compromise, the Climate Left May Be Vindicated

The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Russia Is Making Heaps of Money From Oil, but There Is a Way to Stop That

Nations seeking to help Ukraine should aim at reducing Russia’s profits from oil, not how much it exports.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

The Final Frontier Soon May No Longer Belong to All of Us

Russia and the U.S. both threaten international norms in outer space.

#artemis-accords, #international-relations, #international-space-station, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #outer-space-treaty, #politics-and-government, #russia, #united-nations, #united-states