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Assigning Blame for the Blackouts in Texas

“What social media users are calling the Texas freeze wreaked havoc on the Texas grid and its energy industry as wellheads and production pads have not been insulated against freezing temperatures. As a result, natural gas production has slumped, which led to price spikes topping the ceiling of $9,000 per MWh imposed by the energy regulator of the state.”

Algeria: Running on fumes

Coronavirus Mutants Are Spreading Fast

Amazon documents reveal company’s secret strategy to dodge India’s regulators

Cuomo Didn’t Do Anything a Bunch of Democrat Governors Didn’t Do

Facebook will soon add labels, links to posts about climate change

This is mostly noteworthy because of the source. Cuomo said ‘he can destroy me’: NY assemblyman alleges governor threatened him over nursing homes scandal

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The Indispensable Man. Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

CDC Admits It Based School Guidelines on Teacher Input and Stakeholders

Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die

COVID-19 death risk 3.5 times that of the flu, study says

The New York Times Retracts the Sicknick Story

The Capitol riot’s ‘zip-tie guy’ appeared to take the plastic handcuffs from Capitol police, prosecutors say

Why Writers (and Think Tankers) Feud So Viciously

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A very profane fisking but I can’t believe that Washington Post was so tone deaf that the wrote something likes this. I always thought Bond Villains were unrealistic but I guess I have to take that back. Fisking the WaPo Editor Who Is Sad He Doesn’t Get To Act Like The Mafia Anymore

The Doom Of The Modern World.

A progressive parent’s rant about the politics surrounding school reopening

Orwell’s Cookbook

Slate Star Codex vs NYT is a battle within the same faith

Even if we do discover that vaccinated individuals cannot spread Covid-19, there are strong moral arguments against unfettered liberty.

Texas frozen wind power – outages ensue, electricity now at unheard of $9000 per megawatt-hour

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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after three deaths

‘Economist’ Rejects Uighur Genocide Determination

The Problems of the Woke Alliance

Common Inhaled Medication Seems to Reduce Hospitalization in COVID-19 Patients

Un-Greening: Mexico gives up on renewables, revives coal industry

WHO backtracks on its earlier dismissal of potential Chinese laboratory leak of coronavirus

Hundreds Of Fuel Tanker Trucks Explode At Iran-Afghanistan Border

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Interviews with 19 current and former officers show how failures of leadership and communication put hundreds of Capitol cops

Chinese citizens have reacted with a mix of horror and humour after officials made public their use of anal swabs to screen for COVID-19.

How Long Can COVID Cases Keep Plummeting?

Scientists Discover an Immense, Unknown Hydrocarbon Cycle Hiding in The Oceans

Novel protein could reverse severe muscle wasting in disease, aging and trauma

The situation is terminal, but yes there are countries that have it worse. This is supposed to be comforting? Is Russia a ‘dying bear?’ After large population fall during 2020, demographic situation is worrying for Moscow, but not desperate

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Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court

Biden Wants to Give States $350 Billion. Do They Still Need It?

You know there is only one right answer when you see a headline like this. The only question is did they get it right? Who Is The Worst Internet Provider In America?

Rivalry heats up between IDF, Mossad chiefs

Are the Uyghurs Safe in Turkey?

N.Y. Dems Consider Revoking Emergency Powers as Nursing Home Coverup Unravels

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Cuomo aide admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out

“Much To Do About Nothing”: The Withdrawal Of The Lee Claim Has “Much To Do” With A Glaring Flaw In The House Case

Biden Administration Suspends Rule Protecting Businesses From Banking Discrimination

Biden Administration Drops Trump Plan to Track Campus ‘Confucius Institutes’

Ethiopia re-enters the abyss of war

Psaki Circles Back To The School Opening Goalposts

Baby Yoda Cries

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Why the New York Stock Exchange Could Soon Flee the State

This is a fascinating article. It is all about how she is a loser with a little bit about how she is ahead in the polls. You would think real journalists would want to understand why that is. The return of Marine Le Pen

I should have know not to believe this just because everyone was saying it.

Israel now has fewer over-60 than under-60 COVID hospital patients, due to age-selective vaccination drive

Asthma drug Budesonide reduces Covid hospitalization rate dramatically

Iranian nuclear scientist killed by one-ton automated gun in Israeli hit