July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

Top News

  • Infrastructure vote fails as senators try to salvage bipartisan deal. Politico
  • Democrats’ Deadline for $3.5 Trillion Budget, Tax Deal to Slip. Bloomberg
  • Pelosi says other Republicans “expressed their interest” in January 6 select committee. CBS News
  • The return of superstar cities. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Smoke from the Western wildfires is so widespread, it reached New York City. CNN
  • Democrats lay out vision for Civilian Climate Corps. The Hill
  • House Passes Broad Action Addressing PFAS Chemicals. JD Supra
  • Climate change goals and oil production are clashing in the U.S. National Geographic
  • A snapshot of warming’s effect on energy use. Axios

Indian Affairs

  • Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools. New York Times
  • Universities have held onto sacred Indigenous remains and items for decades — and have been slow to give them back. CNN
  • The Untold Stories of Wes Studi. GQ
  • US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools. ABC News


  • Organizing a Union in the Disorganized World of Small Restaurants. New York Times
  • U.S. Unemployment Benefit Rolls Shrink as States Exit Pandemic Programs. Wall Street Journal
  • ‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power. Motherboard
  • Will Congress finally end the subminimum wage for workers with disabilities? Fast Company
  • US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of July 12, 2021. National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • Some big companies quietly complain about potential tax hikes, while preparing to profit from infrastructure deal. Washington Post
  • Yellen Says China Trade Deal Has ‘Hurt American Consumers’. New York Times
  • Democrats Propose Border Tax Based On Carbon Emissions To Raise Up To $16 Billion Annually. Forbes
  • China rejects US backing for Australia in trade disputes. Reuters
  • Biden’s global minimum tax may hurt American workers, U.S. economy, Republicans warn. Fox Business


  • How China Transformed Into a Prime Cyber Threat to the U.S. New York Times
  • Biden stacks his administration with yet another tech foe. Vox
  • Senators introduce bill requiring some critical groups to report cybersecurity incidents. The Hill
  • Big Tech Spent Millions on Lobbying Amid Antitrust Scrutiny. Bloomberg
  • Biden backs away from his claim that Facebook is ‘killing people’ by allowing Covid misinformation. CNN

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Infrastructure private equity fund exec optimistic on legislation. Axios
  • The pandemic sank mass transit use. Data show its slow recovery. NBC News
  • Cities are turning to supercharged bus routes to more quickly and cheaply expand transit services. Washington Post
  • As Free Transit Gains Momentum Across U.S., It’s A Big Boston Mayoral Race Topic. WBUR
  • AC Transit releases its first Zero-Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis study. Mass Transit

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