Three weeks’ worth of articles: Obituaries, artificial intelligence, damaging storms, the case for charging genocide in Gaza, the viral Chabad tunnel story and online antisemitism, and housing—social in Vienna and enshittified at Airbnb
Jamelle Bouie makes a good argument for “a plain reading of Section 3”—and against objections to disqualifying Trump as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
A wild and terrifying story from the New York Times that offers a rare look at both human trafficking and the operations of a criminal gang running online scams.
The U.S. Is Paying Billions to Russia’s Nuclear Agency. Here’s Why. Nuclear power companies rely on cheap enriched uranium made in Russia. That geopolitical dilemma is intensifying as climate change underscores the need for emissions-free energy. By Max Bearak, nytimes.com The United States’ reliance on nuclear power is primed to grow as the country aims … Read more
The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin The New York Times has identified 34 such large-scale operations, known as Bitcoin mines, in the United States, all putting immense pressure on the power grid and most finding novel ways to profit from doing so. Their operations can create costs — including higher electricity bills … Read more