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Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

The future of finance

Solving the climate crisis

The way we colonize Mars says a lot about how we address climate change. Is repeating our mistakes on another planet the answer to our existential crises?

The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

The most important sentence in this article for me is: “Imagine all the things we could do on Earth if we allocated an extra $22.6 billion to addressing climate change on our own planet?”.

Space exploration has undoubtedly kickstarted a raft of technological innovations we’ve all benefited from (insulin

The most important sentence in this article for me is: “Imagine all the things we could do on Earth if we allocated an extra $22.6 billion to addressing climate change on our own planet?”.

Space exploration has undoubtedly kickstarted a raft of technological innovations we’ve all benefited from (insulin pumps, solar cells, artificial limbs to name a few). So in my mind, it’s only worth spending all this money on getting to and living on Mars, if in doing so, we develop technology that also helps us solve all our very real problems here on Earth.

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

How Gen Z is changing Tinder

Disrupting dementia

Next-generation dementia care could learn from cancer care. Palliative care helps patients in their final months, and is often used for people suffering from end-stage cancer. But it can actually help anyone who has a long-term, chronic illness, and it could be especially effective for people living with dementia. ✦

Next-generation dementia care could learn a lesson from cancer care

In the 1950s, a single British physician named Cicely Saunders championed a new kind of care for terminally-ill cancer patients. She found that relieving pain and suffering made them happier—and ironically, live longer, even if drugs couldn't actually treat their condition.

That was the birth of hospice

In the 1950s, a single British physician named Cicely Saunders championed a new kind of care for terminally-ill cancer patients. She found that relieving pain and suffering made them happier—and ironically, live longer, even if drugs couldn't actually treat their condition.

That was the birth of hospice, which is a form of palliative care for the last six months of a person's life. Hospice, however, is a form of palliative care, which in general just means person-centered care. Sometimes, this means using life-saving interventions, like antibiotics for an infection. Other times, it means just making sue the person is comfortable. It depends on what the person and their caregivers want.

Palliative care could save dementia care, which is the more expensive in the last five years of life than cancer and heart disease. It could also save health care in general; it's cheaper than the current care systems in place. The trouble is, because it was historically used for cancer treatment, that's how most doctors think of it. Luckily, a few hospitals are testing out palliative care. If their results are good, it could expand nation-wide.

The rising price of immigration

The sole airline willing to deport high-risk immigrants is price-gouging ICE. There is only one carrier willing to take on US deportation flights and they're charging the US government nearly double the normal price, making flights as expensive as $33,500 per hour in November.

Sole airline willing to deport high-risk immigrants is price-gouging ICE

A basic lesson in supply and demand, as seen through the lens of ICE Air ops in an unredacted ICE document we obtained. ICE can only obtain the Boeing 767s required for its so-called SHRC (special high-risk charter) flights from one company in the entire country, because it's the only firm willing to

A basic lesson in supply and demand, as seen through the lens of ICE Air ops in an unredacted ICE document we obtained. ICE can only obtain the Boeing 767s required for its so-called SHRC (special high-risk charter) flights from one company in the entire country, because it's the only firm willing to take the contract for fear of negative press. But last month, those 767s were tied up with other, richer customers (i.e. the Dept. of Defense). So ICE was forced to take whatever the carrier offered—a 777 that was a couple of hundred seats bigger than what ICE needed, and double the price: $33,000/flight hr vs $17,000/flight hr. The company knows it's the only game in town and has no incentive to meet ICE halfway, according to ICE's primary charter broker, explaining why it can't put any pressure on the subcontractor to come down on its rate.

Every now and then, my faith is restored that the markets really know how to do their job. I'll use this as a lesson tonight to teach my kid the basics about supply and demand, and about how actions have consequences.

This is a super illuminating piece that shows the complexity of immigration control, public protest, and the business of deportation. Because ICE has garnered so much criticism few companies want to risk a public backlash and run the agency's charters. In fact, only one does it, which means it can charge

This is a super illuminating piece that shows the complexity of immigration control, public protest, and the business of deportation. Because ICE has garnered so much criticism few companies want to risk a public backlash and run the agency's charters. In fact, only one does it, which means it can charge whatever it wants.

Justin shows here how much this lack of competition is costing US taxpayers. It doesn't mean we should support all of ICE's activities but it does expose a dark side to an already dark law enforcement project.

The real life Irishman

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Mueller submits report on Trump investigation to AG Barr, no new charges

Mueller submits report on Trump investigation to AG Barr, no new charges

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  • Absent criminal charges, it’s unlikely the report changes underlying views about Trump by either side. So where does that put us? Pretty much exactly where we’ve been since 2016. Hillary voters support whoever the Dem nominee is in 2020. Trump voters stick with Trump. And the only two variables that

    Absent criminal charges, it’s unlikely the report changes underlying views about Trump by either side. So where does that put us? Pretty much exactly where we’ve been since 2016. Hillary voters support whoever the Dem nominee is in 2020. Trump voters stick with Trump. And the only two variables that matter are turnout and where independents go. The midterms indicate both favor the Dems but it’s hard to trust a party that chose Gore, Kerry and Hillary as 3 of its last 4 nominees.

  • Once the report or the summary of the report gets out in the public domain, the issue becomes 100 percent political.

    My guess is no one will be satisfied with this report but everyone will find something in it to prove what they have believed from the start. eg: either a) The President should now be

    Once the report or the summary of the report gets out in the public domain, the issue becomes 100 percent political.

    My guess is no one will be satisfied with this report but everyone will find something in it to prove what they have believed from the start. eg: either a) The President should now be impeached or b) The President did nothing wrong/ illegal.

    This is not the end. This is the battle beginning in another arena.

    First up, who gets to see what.

    Have no fear, Capitol Hill leaks like a sieve, we will eventually know a pretty good bit of it.

    Adding: most interesting part ( should we get to see it) Mueller’s explanation of why no indictment of POTUS. ( because you can’t indict a sitting President? Or because he couldn’t prove illegality? Or POTUS did nothing wrong?)

  • All this because some people just can't accept defeat. Sore loser democrats have cost this country millions of dollars and I'll bet their not done yet. I hope they soon learn that the harder they push this the more people they turn away. Their hard core base are the only ones who care. Everyone else

    All this because some people just can't accept defeat. Sore loser democrats have cost this country millions of dollars and I'll bet their not done yet. I hope they soon learn that the harder they push this the more people they turn away. Their hard core base are the only ones who care. Everyone else I've spoken with is just sick of the whole damn thing.

  • Unless there is some hardcore evidence to indict the president then this will just bounce off teflon trump as so many other scandals have already done

  • In our last month’s Harris Poll, 53% of US adults feel more anxious in their daily life today than they did a year ago, and more than 65% of US millennials feel this way. The key reason? National division. This won’t help. Time to come together, America.

  • Awww sookie sookie now! I know what I’m doing tonight!

  • Some reports say Attorney General Barr may decide to release information from the report to Congress as early as this weekend.

    And special counsel Mueller didn't recommend any further indictments, several news organizations report—sourcing a senior Justice Department official.

  • And so it begins, not ends. Here’s hoping...

  • The point of tho investigation was to uncover facts and ensure that laws were not violated. It is a success for democracy whether or not it ends with charges because it’s evidence that power is not a shield from the rules and that the system operates on the basis of truth. This is hardly a win for Trump

    The point of tho investigation was to uncover facts and ensure that laws were not violated. It is a success for democracy whether or not it ends with charges because it’s evidence that power is not a shield from the rules and that the system operates on the basis of truth. This is hardly a win for Trump, however, or a loss for Democrats, and characterizing it that way simply fails to recognize that this is not a game and there is much more at stake than party politics.

  • Over $25 million spent in nearly two years of investigation with only six meaningful indictments all not related to the actual subject of the investigation, for process crimes (with the exception of Manafort) which thousands of others have gotten away with. Not much of a value proposition in my mind!

  • We probably should not be staking out positions on a report that we have not read yet. About all one can say today is that there is no crime called “collusion”. Violating the campaign finance rules is a crime. Lying to Congress is a crime. Obstructing an investigation is a crime. The Department of Justice

    We probably should not be staking out positions on a report that we have not read yet. About all one can say today is that there is no crime called “collusion”. Violating the campaign finance rules is a crime. Lying to Congress is a crime. Obstructing an investigation is a crime. The Department of Justice has a policy against indicting a President. The Democrats are probably happier slow roasting Trump in public - and he keeps generously helping them out with that by tweeting inanely, or did I mean insanely?

  • Honestly it doesn't matter what is released. One party will continue to waste time and tax payers dollars to continue this instead of doing the people's work.

    Term limits on all!!Not just supreme Court but both houses.

    The framers of the Constitution set it up so you went to Washington, served, then

    Honestly it doesn't matter what is released. One party will continue to waste time and tax payers dollars to continue this instead of doing the people's work.

    Term limits on all!!Not just supreme Court but both houses.

    The framers of the Constitution set it up so you went to Washington, served, then went home. Because you didn't make any money. It was all donation of you time for the country.

    Over the 200 plus years since then it's become a joke. Nobody leaves. Hell, we just buried a house member that had been in office for I believe almost 70 years!! He was 92 so my math might be off a little but come on!!

    Term limits is the only way this mess is going to be cleaned up

  • Now that the investigation is over maybe Dems can start making the case for why Trump is unfit for office and why they deserve a shot at the presidency. I didn’t expect US Marshall’s to appear at the White House and drag Trump out and that was an unrealistic outcome. If you want Trump gone vote him out

    Now that the investigation is over maybe Dems can start making the case for why Trump is unfit for office and why they deserve a shot at the presidency. I didn’t expect US Marshall’s to appear at the White House and drag Trump out and that was an unrealistic outcome. If you want Trump gone vote him out, focus on his terrible policies, weak diplomatic skill, and inability to grasp even 3 grade civic, economics, and or environmental issue. Make it a referendum on his actual policies and policy objectives. Stop looking for quick fixes to remove Trump.

  • This should be a bombshell. And yet all I can see coming is two more years of obfuscation, starting with months of confusion about who gets to see what, probably leaving Trump clinging to the line that an incomplete report leaves reasonable doubt.

  • Good. Time to see the facts.

  • One finds in the comments the typical trashing of Democrats but not one iota of reflection or regret by Republicans in electing a racist,misogynistic, xenophobic, sociopathic President. It is unintelligible that in the face of the divisiveness, the deviousness and deception of Trump some of those commenting

    One finds in the comments the typical trashing of Democrats but not one iota of reflection or regret by Republicans in electing a racist,misogynistic, xenophobic, sociopathic President. It is unintelligible that in the face of the divisiveness, the deviousness and deception of Trump some of those commenting still thought this an opportunity to again slam Hillary and other Democrats. As to Mueller and the report, the most likely explanations are that Mueller accepted the already established guidelines of the DOJ that a sitting President cannot be indicted to stay within the purview of his role and authority and that he was mindful of the ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, SDNY, of Trump and his minions of violations of campaign finance laws and of the investigation of the State of New York Attorney General’s Office of outright fraud by Don the Con and Donny Jr as to several matters. Mueller certainly saw any criminal charge he brought required proof beyond a reasonable doubt of Trump’s engagement in a wide ranging conspiracy with Russia not central to the other investigations. I would not be at all surprised to find out in any event Trump named in the report as an unindicted coconspirator. He has already been referred to as such in indictments filed by Mueller’s staff. Finally, as long as there is the rule of law the Trump scandals are not just political matters.

  • You people sound like a bunch of snowflakes melting away. Trying like hell to change the views of us Trump supporters well you have done a terrible job of that. This while matter has been a complete hoax on the American people so the Democrats could stay out of prison and continue to try and ruin America

    You people sound like a bunch of snowflakes melting away. Trying like hell to change the views of us Trump supporters well you have done a terrible job of that. This while matter has been a complete hoax on the American people so the Democrats could stay out of prison and continue to try and ruin America. Don't talk about this President being incompetent as you Democrats brought in the biggest fraud for a President this country has ever seen. All in the Hope's of turning America into a hell hole 3rd. World Country and damn near succeeded ! It's time for you so called Congressman and women I won't use the term Ladies to got off your asses now and do what you were hired to do for this Country!

  • I’ve written about this already on Medium. It will be the question of the smoking gun unless Barr decides history is more important than the collapsing Republican Party and presents any of a number of smoking guns up front. I don’t think so but you never know.

    The report will show enough to justify

    I’ve written about this already on Medium. It will be the question of the smoking gun unless Barr decides history is more important than the collapsing Republican Party and presents any of a number of smoking guns up front. I don’t think so but you never know.

    The report will show enough to justify impeachment but neither party wants anything to do with that. It will be up to Putin if he wants to sink Trump to finish off the US as a functioning entity and that is definitely possible. He scored a huge and lucky goal getting Trump in the White House but his goal is destruction of the country and Trump is dangerously loose cannon.

    The people are the other wild card. The politicians can try to keep their gig going but mass action would force Trump to barricade himself in the White House until he is removed. That will get very ugly very quickly.

  • I understand there are no further indictments. What will the news do, no more Mueller and Russian Collusion reports. Now the Democrats will throw Mueller under the bus and continue their own nefarious investigations.

  • All a political plot to take back Congress. It was never real.

  • Wow this is still on going. No evidence, just congecture and conspiracy theories.... but they'll argue that there's more to come.... always more to come.... but nothing each time. Ok.. sure.... Let's keep this money maker going.

  • Mueller time

  • Queue Jaws . . .

  • Make the report and let the American People decide .

  • A whole lotta nada

  • As for "teflon trump", Hillary is no" piece of velcro"

  • The sticky situation of indicting a sitting president is pushed down the line. If the Democrats democratize their primary process, they will bring in somebody who attracts independent voters. Without significant independent voter turn out, by far the majority of Voters in this country, the Democrats

    The sticky situation of indicting a sitting president is pushed down the line. If the Democrats democratize their primary process, they will bring in somebody who attracts independent voters. Without significant independent voter turn out, by far the majority of Voters in this country, the Democrats do not have a ghost of a chance. Should Trump lose, he will spend the rest of his life watching his Empire crumble through various state indictments and lawsuits. Remember he was selected for this job because he makes an enormous amount of money for the owners of this attention - based economy. All of the newspapers and media companies have done very well by him, as has the 1%. Meanwhile they have been able to roll back regulation to 1920s levels

  • Isn’t it amazing how the report is a piece of garbage UNLESS it finds indictable offenses that match the narrative that has been propagated by Trumps political opponents! If the same laws for libel and slander that are applied to protect common US citizens ( and ARE applied to all in Canada!) were in

    Isn’t it amazing how the report is a piece of garbage UNLESS it finds indictable offenses that match the narrative that has been propagated by Trumps political opponents! If the same laws for libel and slander that are applied to protect common US citizens ( and ARE applied to all in Canada!) were in place for politicians and public figures...... That could be a very scary proposition for those who have converted political imperatives and hateful agendas into news items, or the media outlets that encouraged or even allowed the same!

  • Doesn't really matter what the in the report, trump has committed so many crimes he will be convicted of some of them. The guy is so used to getting away because the other side gives up. However trump has now attracted the attention of the wrong peopoe they don't give uo.The foundation crimes are serious

    Doesn't really matter what the in the report, trump has committed so many crimes he will be convicted of some of them. The guy is so used to getting away because the other side gives up. However trump has now attracted the attention of the wrong peopoe they don't give uo.The foundation crimes are serious and very expensive . New Tork state appears to have all they need to convict trump and impose some long jail sentences along with extremely heavy financial crimes. Trump is in deep shit. He could wind up broke after this is all over!!!???

  • I’d say finally. But now the house gets in on the act. Mercy me.

  • Hmm