When asked today about Texas' and Mississippi's illogical decision to lift the mask mandates, President Biden told reporters that it was a "big mistake." Emphasizing that we need to follow science in order to beat Covid-19 (by wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing, and getting vaccinated!), Biden said he expects everyone to be vaccinated by summer. But until then, "The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking." And yet, with Governors Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Tate Reeves (R-MS), Neanderthal thinking is where it's at.
President Joe Biden, on whether Donald Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings, speaking to CBS News: I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? … He might slip and say something." To whom, one wonders? Someone in Moscow? Just… READ THE REST
President Joe Biden tomorrow afternoon (Friday, January 29th) will travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members. [via] READ THE REST
• Regular COVID press briefings to be held 3x a week with Fauci and others "The Biden White House is holding its first Covid response team press briefing tomorrow. @PressSec says they'll be held three times a week. Briefers are Fauci, Nunez-Smith, Slavitt, Walensky and Zients." — Jennifer Epstein [@jeneps], White House reporter at Bloomberg… READ THE REST
If you're in the market for a laptop, it's tough out there. Between companies producing incredibly similar models with only slight tweaks and variations and shoppers starved for reliable sources of information to make sense of it all, you practically have to be a computer science major to untangle what's what. And when shoppers get confused… READ THE REST
If you've ever seen a 3D printer in action, you know it's a pretty wondrous process. Even if you're crafting nothing more than a plastic bauble or a geometric shape, just watching that filament settle and build into something recognizable and useful is fairly awe-inspiring. And man, to a kid…it's like a miracle. And they really,… READ THE REST
High school Spanish class is permanently embroidered into most of our brains. Vocabulary quizzes. Verb conjugation drills. Language lab. It's all tattooed on our souls like it happened yesterday, right? Estudiantes. Escuchen. Language learning doesn't have to be like that. Instead of being trapped in endless repetitions and dry academic book learning, Jumpspeak wants to… READ THE REST