Journo to know
On this day in 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with a message: General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free.
It was from that moment that #Juneteenth was born.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) June 19, 2021
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COVID-19 – CASES & COMMUNITY
Red cross is desperate need for blood, folks. In particular these states>>> Iowa, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Ohio. All states have a specific need for platelets, bc they quickly expire, and type O blood is especially valuable bc it is universal. Also, donate by 6/30 and receive an Amazon gift card. 🩸🩸🩸
The Biden Administration
Public policy is often a family affair (everyone in my family was a public servant), so the family members are in (most) cases highly qualified for the Biden WH jobs, but it does look bad. Perhaps political appointees should follow the merit based hiring system the executive branch follows and these questions would be moot.
Bitcoin is disruptive (and potentially dangerous) to world economic, social and traditional justice systems on a litany of levels and it will be fascinating to see which national and global institutions fight back (and how hard) or exploit those attributes. Buckle up.
Business & Economy
Peter Thiel, psychedelics, two things I never expected to write about in the same sentence. That is all.
When an department quits in protest it sends an important message to the public. However, the message being sent by elite police teams who quit after an officer is indicted for violent assaults may not be the message they think it is.
The Body Politic
This Reason story is so important we are picking it up 2 days after publication and letting you know (if you are so inclined), you can phone your senators with support for this as of yet unnumbered senate bill – “To extend and modify the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program”.
The Hot Seat
If you are former VP Mike Pence’s team, at what point do you realize that 2024 is not going to happen and take that poor man off the trail? This is difficult to watch.
My great wish for Great Britain is that GB News does not do to them was Fox News has done to the United States.
A story about content getting more views on Roku than Quibi, is like a story about how thoughts in my head will be heard by more people if I say them outloud. “Um, duh, it wasn’t the content’s fault. ” Quibi was just born at the wrong moment.
It looks like all eyes are on Claudette as we head into this Juneteenth weekend.
It’s a hot bear summer, too.
— Cheddar News 🧀 (@cheddar) June 18, 2021
If you do not love fall in love with the Jalopnik story upon reading it, then this duck officially dies inside. Just dies.
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— Kickfurther (@kickfurther) June 18, 2021
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