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Biden Bounces Back

After a summer series of legislative victories, rising poll numbers, and ongoing voter grievance from The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe V. Wade, President Joe Biden has hit the campaign trail.

Biden is calling out MAGA Republicans as an existential threat to the republic as he rallies Democrats to the polls with hopes of jolting history by holding control of both houses of congress after the November 8th midterm elections.k

NEWSBITE: President Biden on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation

President Joe Biden

But first, we must be honest with each other and with ourselves. ‌‌‌‌Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal.‌‌‌‌
Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.
Biden’s Philly speech was a challenge to all of us
The 30-minute address was equal parts tribute to the nation’s resilience and a wartime call to arms from a president who based his candidacy on restoring the soul of a nation buffeted by the pandemic and four years of domestic unrest.
Biden Speech by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY
Biden makes a hit with union workers in Labor Day visit to Milwaukee
President Joe Biden rallied 6,000 union members in a speech that lived up to the holiday’s unofficial role: kicking off the final stretch of the fall election campaign season.
Biden Agenda by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, UT

RIP Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth dead at age 96 by Dave Whamond, Canada,
Queen Elizabeth II: a modernizer who steered the British monarchy into the 21st century
Elizabeth II inherited a monarchy whose political power had been steadily ebbing away since the 18th century but whose role in the public life of the nation seemed, if anything, to have grown ever more important.
King Charles and corgis by Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria

January 6th Insurrection & Other Trump Crimes


Trump trapped by John Cole,
Couy Griffin first elected official barred from office for participating in Jan. 6 attack
by Ryan Lowery, Source New MexicoSeptember 6, 2022 A New Mexico District Court judge on Tuesday ordered the removal of Republican Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin from his elected position and barred him for life from serving in elected federal and state positions. This ruling marks the firs…
Blake Masters has hired two ‘fake electors’ as campaign staffers
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters has hired two fake electors, according to his campaign finance reports.
Back to the SCOTUS by Dave Whamond, Canada,
FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit reveals how Trump may have compromised national security – a legal expert answers 5 key questions
The FBI had solid evidence that Trump took documents critical to national security to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
FBI Photo of Top Secret Trump Memorabilia by R.J. Matson, Portland, ME
Every picture tells a story. This one writes itself.
Trump’s sweat-soaked defenders are freaking out about a FBI photo of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago and fumbling for fresh rationalizations – they say it’s “staged” and “dishonest.”
Trump Stole Secret Documents by Rick McKee,

The City

21st Anniversary by Guy Parsons,
How to Investigate Your Next New York Apartment Like a Reporter
This guide is divided into three sections; the first two will help renters do their due diligence. Part three is a primer on tenant rights.
The 4 Ballot Questions Up for a Vote in New York in November
If approved, the four ballot questions — one that pertains to the state and three to the city — would each take effect right away.

History Lives

September 12th, 1962

JFK: Why Go To The Moon?

President John F. Kennedy

For we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
‌‌We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard   ‌

The Economy

Liz Truss, Prime Minister by Jeff Koterba,
‘It’s Becoming Too Expensive to Live’: Anxious Older Adults Try to Cope With Limited Budgets
4% of older women who live alone have incomes below what’s needed to pay for essential expenses. For single men, the figure is 45%.
With talk of a 2023 recession looming, what economic indicators have historically preceded every US downturn?
Is a recession ahead for the United States? Stacker examines government and historical data to shed light on where the American economy might be headed.

Make Way For Midterms

McConnell Senate no Slam Dunk by Dave Whamond, Canada,
Momentum For The Democrats Just Shifted
Has the right’s electoral gamble on abortion failed? With the midterms a little less than three months away, there’s some reason for encouragement. The results of a recount in Kansas this week reaffirmed that voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have stripped residen…
FLORIDA Big Fight by Bill Day,

Alaskan Native Mary Petola in The House

Five takeaway lessons from Alaska’s first ranked choice election
by James Brooks, Alaska BeaconSeptember 3, 2022 The Alaska Division of Elections on Friday certified the state’s Aug. 16 special general election for U.S. House, confirming Democrat Mary Peltola as the winner. Peltola will be sworn in as Alaska’s lone U.S. representative later this month
Alaska congresswoman Mary Peltola by Taylor Jones,
Peltola sworn in as member of U.S. House
by Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska BeaconSeptember 13, 2022 Mary Peltola was sworn in on Tuesday as Alaska’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress. Peltola, a Democrat from Bethel, praised her predecessor, Republican Rep. Don Young, who…

Dig It

New Voyage to retrace the same route taken by Charles Darwin nearly 200 years ago
* On Sept. 12, 2021, French documentary maker Victor Rault set sail from Plymouth, England, aboard his sailing ship, the Captain Darwin. * His goal is to retrace the same route taken by famed naturalist Charles Darwin nearly 200 years earlier and assess how the species he described in the 19th cent…
States with the most dinosaur fossils
Every American state has searched its soil for dinosaur fossils, but some states have more old dinosaur bones than others. A

The Arts: BookBite

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman

BOOKBITE: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman
It avails not, time nor place—distance avails not,
I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations hence,
Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt,
Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd,
Just as you are refresh’d by the gladness of the river and the bright flow, I was refresh’d,
Just as you stand and lean on the rail, yet hurry with the swift current, I stood yet was hurried,
Just as you look on the numberless masts of ships and the thick-stemm’d pipes of steamboats, I look’d.

READ and LISTEN to Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman

The Web

Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme
Since at least 2021, at least hundreds of people — including jewelers, crypto entrepreneurs, OnlyFans models and reality show TV stars — were clients of a scheme

Energy & Environment    

As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis
The Colorado River, which supplies water to more than 40 million Americans and supports food production for the rest of the country, is in imminent peril.
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant by Emad Hajjaj, Alaraby Aljadeed newspaper , London

Body & Mind

California Wants to Snip Costs for Vasectomies
If the Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022 passes, commercial insurance plans regulated by the state won’t be allowed to impose out-of-pocket costs, like copays, coinsurance, and deductibles, for vasectomies.
Congressman’s Wife Died After Taking Herbal Remedy Marketed for Diabetes and Weight Loss
Samantha Young August 24, 2022 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The wife of a Northern California congressman died late last year after ingesting a plant that is generally considered safe and is used as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, including diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, KHN has l…

Columns & Commentary

Vaccinating People Against Fake News
Researchers are trying to boost people’s immunity to fake news using online games and other strategies. Can these efforts protect the wider population against disinformation? By Elizabeth Svoboda My first move in the online game Harmony Square is to transform myself into a fake-news mastermind.…
Pariah Presidents Inadvertently Play Cupid
Few Americans have both Richard Nixon and Donald Trump to thank for their love life. But for me, it’s true.

In Memoriam

Mikhail Gorbachev 1931-2022 by Taylor Jones,
‘A consequential but ultimately tragic figure’: last leader of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91
Few world leaders have cut a more consequential but ultimately tragic figure than Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, whose death at the age of 91 has been announced by Russian state media.
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