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It’s more than a little disturbing that it’s possible to see the pandemic response this way:

But then, here’s that list again:

I’m worried,[2]seriously worried,[3] now, about the direction this country is headed.


Justin Huggler, “Angela Merkel backs compulsory Covid jabs as Germany agrees de facto lockdown for unvaccinated,” Telegraph, December 2, 2021,

Academic freedom

There is a new blog post entitled, “How Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale moves from fiction to fact.”

Josh Moody, “Nebraska Lawmakers Call for Resignation of UNL Chancellor,” Inside Higher Ed, December 1, 2021,

Emma Pettit, “‘It Just Felt Wrong’: U. of Florida Faculty Say Political Fears Stalled an Initiative on Race,” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2021,


So, yeah, all of a sudden, I’m paying attention to the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine. The worry about it has crossed an ill-defined threshold for me.

Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss, “Ukraine: Putin’s Unfinished Business,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 12, 2021,

Robin Emmott, “Ukraine PM says Russia ‘absolutely’ behind suspected coup attempt,” Reuters, November 30, 2021,

Vladimir Isachenkov, “Putin warns West: Moscow has ‘red line’ about Ukraine, NATO,” Associated Press, November 30, 2021,

Michael McFaul and Oleksiy Honcharuk, “The best response to Russia’s threats is a closer relationship with Ukraine,” Washington Post, December 1, 2021,

Teri Schultz, “Russia has been warned: So will NATO defend Ukraine?” Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2021,


There is a new blog post entitled, “On the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade.”

Fig. 1. Map via the Washington Post in a newsletter, December 2, 2021, fair use.[4]

Irin Carmon, “This Is How Roe Ends,” New York, December 1, 2021,

Ruth Marcus, “The question is not whether ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned — but how,” Washington Post, December 1, 2021,

Amber Phillips, “4 takeaways from the Supreme Court arguments on abortion,” Washington Post, December 1, 2021,

David G. Savage, “Supreme Court justices sound ready to restrict the right to abortion,” Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2021,

Paul Waldman, “At the Supreme Court, the bell tolls for Roe v. Wade,” Washington Post, December 1, 2021,

Mary Ziegler, “The End of Roe,” Atlantic, December 1, 2021,

Amy Davidson Sorkin, “The Supreme Court Looks Ready to Overturn Roe,” New Yorker, December 2, 2021,

Pacific Gas and Electric

Sending this one to my mother with love. She still lives in the county where this fire happened and I was really worried.

Dale Kasler, “California fines PG&E millions over Kincade Fire – the state’s worst wildfire of 2019,” Sacramento Bee, December 2, 2021,

  1. [1]Chris Arnold, “Evictions rising even as rental help from Congress reaches millions of people,” National Public Radio, November 11, 2021,
  2. [2]David Benfell, “How Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale moves from fiction to fact,” Not Housebroken, December 1, 2021,
  3. [3]David Benfell, “On the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade,” Not Housebroken, December 2, 2021,
  4. [4]Rachel Roubein, “Biden says he’ll battle omicron with testing and boosters,” Washington Post, December 2, 2021,

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