Odds and Ends — 25 March 2023

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For several days now, peakd.com has been lagging, updating my feed, upvotes, and notifications several hours after the fact. But hive.blog seems to update in almost real-time.

Most Americans Doubt Their Children Will Be Better Off

SVB Collapse Prompts Effort to Quash Bank Frenzy on Social Media

Deutsche Bank Tumbles, Default Protection Costs Spike as U.S. Bank Crisis Spreads to Europe

‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at the King of Crypto Start-Ups

US appeals court walks back COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal employees

From The Lancet: Assessing COVID-19 pandemic policies and behaviours and their economic and educational trade-offs across US states from Jan 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022: an observational analysis

DeSantis’ Culture Warrior: ‘We Are Now Over the Walls’

DeSantis Allies Question If He’s Ready for 2024

A number of the Florida governor’s donors and allies are worried his recent stumbles suggest he may not be ready for a brutal fight against Donald Trump. Some feel DeSantis needs to accelerate his timeline to run for the GOP presidential nomination and begin directly confronting Trump if he’s to have any chance of thwarting the former president’s momentum. Others believe DeSantis should sidestep Trump altogether and wait until 2028 to run.

Trump Raises Specter of Violence if He Is Charged

In an overnight social media post, former President Donald Trump predicted that ‘potential death and destruction’ may result if, as expected, he is charged by the Manhattan district attorney in connection with hush-money payments to a porn star made during the 2016 campaign. The comments from Mr. Trump, made between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on his social media site, Truth Social, were a stark escalation in his rhetorical attacks on the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, ahead of a likely indictment on charges that Mr. Trump said would be unfounded.

Alvin Bragg may have been asked to delay Trump charges: John Dean

The Surreal Post-Trump Embrace of Mark Milley

In spreading the gospel of an apolitical military, he’s become a political lightning rod — and a reminder of how far Washington is from normal.

Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating Trump

A powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump…

Judge Orders Trump Aides to Testify

A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump’s claims of executive privilege and has ordered Mark Meadows and other former top aides to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the election leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, was subpoenaed along with the other former aides by Special counsel Jack Smith for testimony and documents related to the probe.

We’ve Been Getting Waco All Wrong

“It would be impossible to overstate just how monumental Waco was in the advancement of the anti-government movement,” says the filmmaker behind just one of this spring’s series about David Koresh and his Branch Davidians.

U.S. warns China's promises often empty as Honduras wavers on Taiwan

U.S. judge rules Internet Archive's digital book lending violates copyrights

Well, isn’t that a problem caused by having a physical presence in the USA? Hive fixes this.

3D-printing the brain’s blood vessels with silicone could improve and personalize neurosurgery – new technique shows how

Why Kids Aren’t Falling in Love With Reading

Hint: It’s not just the screens.

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