Is the era of American exceptionalism over? “There’s a basic premise right now for both parties which is one of discontent, and the question is who has the ability to ameliorate what is a bad situation,” says @chowardchoward on “Checks and Balance” econ.st/3AnxNtQ
This week Microsoft announced its biggest-ever acquisition, spending $69bn on Activision Blizzard, a video-game developer. What does the deal mean for the tech giant’s ambitions in gaming and the metaverse? Listen to “Money Talks” econ.st/3KsBhj9
“Conservatives are more invested in authority and tradition, in-group loyalty…liberals aren’t as invested in that”. Peter Ditto, a political psychologist, examines what makes liberal minds tick, on our “Checks and Balance” podcast econ.st/3qOSgV5
"You are designers, you're supposed to design for any size." When Heidi Klum opened "Germany's Next Top Model" casting to women of all body types, she says she was disappointed to find many designers "jumped ship."
Jane Skinner Goodell say her husband, @nflcommish, loves the @NFL draft and he "wanted to show the world life can keep going" early in the pandemic. Listen to the full interview with @RobMaaddi on the AP Pro Football Podcast.
STARs – workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes, other than a bachelor’s degree – are exactly what is needed to build a stronger workforce, and a more inclusive talent ecosystem, for the 21st century on.forbes.com/6014K1gm6 Sponsored by @gradsoflife
The White House on Tuesday sent $14 billion in freshly appropriated funds—stemming largely from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure plan signed into law in November—to fund more than 500 projects targeting the nation’s ports and waterways across all 50 states this year.
In the Philippines, getting Covid-19 shots to distant places has become one of the pandemic's biggest challenges.
@dreocalonzo joins a team of health workers to vaccinate those in the remote islands bloom.bg/3rBImWm (Video via @Quicktake)
In a survey by Hitachi ID Systems, 65% of IT and security executives or employees said they’ve been approached to assist in cyberattacks. This represents a 17% increase from a similar survey last November.
MANDATES: Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) is asked, "What do you plan to do about this direct challenge to your authority? So far you have not really taken any actions though... you have asserted you are not a pushover."
Hochul: "Okay, so first of all, I am not a pushover."