This week’s reads

Links to and excerpts from articles about Search (AI and publishers, PR, entities, and brands), what “intifada” and “from the river to the sea” mean to Israelis and Palestinians and how they are understood (or not) elsewhere, on the terrible costs of allowing a Russian victory in Ukraine, and a bit more about the Forward.

nytimes.com on how and why the United States still buys uranium enriched in Russia

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

Vladimir Kara-Murza’s last statement to Russian court: A reckoning will come

Via the Washington Post: I’ve been surprised by the extent to which my trial, in its secrecy and its contempt for legal norms, has surpassed even the “trials” of Soviet dissidents in the 1960s and ’70s.  … But I also know that the day will come when the darkness over our country will dissipate. When … Read more