Tabs and Takes
- Via AL.com: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing survivor, community reflect: ‘How long?’
- Via TPM: There’s Videotape! Annals of Feral Lauren Boebert …. This raises the question of how hard is it to just show a little caring about those around you.
- Via The Atlantic is a reminder that there are a lot of retrograde types making money off of people retrograde: Nobody Should Care About a Woman’s ‘Body Count’.
- The truth is, I don’t actually believe anything he says. He is basically a performance artist (and I use the term loosely). Via Politico: Ramaswamy wants to end the H-1B visa program he used 29 times.
- Quite a system Musk has going there, via the Intercept: UAW Temporarily Loses Twitter Verification as Union Strikes Against Big Three.
After members of the United Auto Workers walked off the job at midnight, Twitter stripped the union of its account verification without notice, according to a UAW official. The account, as of publication time, lacked verification — but its blue check was restored shortly after the story began circulating widely. Twitter’s verification policy temporarily removes verification from accounts that change profile pictures, which the UAW did in conjunction with the walkout.
- Via The Atlantic: America Just Hit the Lithium Jackpot.
There are also political complexities. The region where the lithium deposit was found is sparsely populated today, but both the Paiute and the Shoshone claim it as unceded ancestral land. They lost it during the Snake War, one of the lesser-known and bloodiest conflicts of America’s westward expansion, which was partly triggered by white settlers’ dreams of mineral riches. The tribes, environmentalists, and local ranchers have all recently sued to prevent the creation of an open-pit lithium mine nearby. They’ve been unsuccessful, but litigation concerning this new deposit may unfold differently. Srinivasan stressed that the process will be unpredictable and time-consuming. If history is any indication, it could take a decade.