Eight months after the election, the lunatics are still at it

Student loans

Melissa Korn and Andrea Fuller, “‘Financially Hobbled for Life’: The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off,” Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/financially-hobbled-for-life-the-elite-masters-degrees-that-dont-pay-off-11625752773


Social Security

Lisa Rein, “Biden fires head of Social Security Administration, a Trump holdover who drew the ire of Democrats,” Washington Post, July 9, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/andrew-saul-social-security-/2021/07/09/c18a34fa-df99-11eb-a501-0e69b5d012e5_story.html


California

Derek Hawkins, “California once forcibly sterilized people by the thousands. Now the victims may get reparations,” Washington Post, July 9, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/09/california-once-forcibly-sterilized-people-by-thousands-now-victims-may-get-reparations/


Social conservatism

Michelle Goldberg, “The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It,” New York Times, July 9, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/09/opinion/religious-right-america.html


Billionaire space race

Joey Roulette, “Space tourism rivalry gets extremely petty ahead of Branson’s spaceflight,” Verge, July 9, 2021, https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22570287/space-tourism-virgin-galactic-branson-blue-origin-bezos

Jasper Jolly and Gwyn Topham, “Richard Branson’s quest: to boldly go where no billionaire has gone before,” Guardian, July 10, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/10/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-flight-billionaire-space-tourism-race-jeff-bezos


Donald Trump

Melanie Zanona, “McCarthy’s management style tested by his conference’s most extreme members,” CNN, July 9, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/09/politics/kevin-mccarthy-conference-management/index.html

Meaghan Ellis, “DOJ sounds alarm over Trump’s insinuations that he’ll be ‘reinstalled’ in August,” Salon, July 10, 2021, https://www.salon.com/2021/07/10/doj-sounds-alarm-over-trumps-insinuations-that-hell-be-reinstalled-in-august_partner/


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