July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

Top News

  • Spectators Will Be Barred at Tokyo Olympics Amid New Covid Emergency. New York Times
  • Democrats race to push bipartisan infrastructure bill through Senate. Politico
  • Biden announces U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end August 31. CBS News
  • Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Rising Oil and Gas Prices Add to U.S. Economic Challenges. New York Times
  • Climate Change And Heat Waves Have Brutal Effect On U.S. Cities’ Infrastructure. NPR
  • US’s Yellen urges better coordination on carbon policy. Reuters
  • Biden’s new Cold War with China will result in climate collapse, progressives warn. Politico

Indian Affairs

  • Native American Tribes Move to Make Real Estate a Force for Renewal. New York Times
  • As recently discovered unmarked Indigenous graves in Canada nears 1,000, activists demand justice. ABC News
  • A Plan to Offer In-State Tuition to Native Americans. Route Fifty
  • A century of trauma at U.S. boarding schools for Native American children. National Geographic


  • U.S. Jobless Claims Edged Up to 373,000 Last Week. Wall Street Journal
  • US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of June 28, 2021. National Law Review
  • Retail workers in unions reap higher wages even as U.S. organizers suffer setbacks. Reuters
  • One of the largest teachers’ unions will defend educators who teach ‘honest history’. CNN

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. Worker Aid Becomes Casualty as Biden Trade Power Ends. Bloomberg
  • Conservative groups mount opposition to increase in IRS budget, threatening White House infrastructure plan. Washington Post
  • US raises concerns on Mexico’s nationalistic energy policy. Associated Press
  • Mexico to Allow Union Vote at G.M. Plant After U.S. Complaint. New York Times


  • Trump files lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google. The Hill
  • Facebook’s FTC court win is a much-needed wake-up call for Congress. Brookings
  • The End of the U.S.-China Tech Stock Bromance. Wall Street Journal
  • Biden executive order will target right to repair, ISPs, net neutrality, and more. The Verge

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • House passes surface transportation bill but the path forward is unclear. Politico
  • California High-Speed Rail Authority marks environmental milestone. Progressive Railroading
  • Can public-private collaboration boost transport equity? Cities Today
  • The U.S. Transportation Department’s Quest to Become a Driver of Justice. Bloomberg CityLab

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