Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/7/23)

Today is Tuesday and there's . . . lots going on.

A dire situation in northwest Syria: Devastating quake amid civil war (WaPo)

A landmark subversion trial opens against high-profile Hong Kong democracy activists (NPR)

Ukraine Renews Threat to Boycott Olympics if Russians Compete (NYT)

Cyprus presidential election heads for runoff next Sunday (Politico EU)

The New G.O.P. Takes the Country Hostage with the Debt Ceiling (New Yorker)

Rep. Ilhan Omar ties GOP vote on her committee post to her identity as a Muslim woman of color (The 19th*)

Ugh, of course. He is so, so scary: Ron DeSantis announces plan to block DEI programs in state colleges (The Guardian)

Yay Kim!! Kim Petras Wins Grammy for ‘Unholy,’ First Transgender Woman to Win for Pop Duo/Group Performance (Variety)

And! Viola Davis earns coveted EGOT (NBC)

Animals at the Dallas Zoo Keep Mysteriously Disappearing (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Promoters of Election Lies Also Hyped a Hospital for Ukraine. That Never Happened Either. (ProPublica)

A history of spy balloons: From the French revolutionary wars to the China incident over the U.S. (Grid)

UK Labour Party raids Trump and Brexit playbooks as power beckons in 2024 (Politico EU)

‘Consciousness’ in Robots Was Once Taboo. Now It’s the Last Word. (NYT)

Franz Kafka, Party Animal (New Yorker)

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