Biden’s compassion for someone so undeserving is a testament to why he is the exact right man to lead this nation in this moment.
Cummings and Gove allies won fresh COVID contract for A-level crisis work
Anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – why is it now?
> UK schools told not to use anti-capitalist material in teaching - DfE categorises idea as ‘extreme political stance’ equating to endorsing illegal activity
> Solar’s Future is Insanely Cheap - Solar has plunged in price faster than anyone – including me – predicted. And modeling of that price decline leads me to forecast that solar will continue to drop in price faster than I’ve previously expected, and will ultimately reach prices lower than virtually anyone expects. Prices that are, by any stretch of the measure, insanely, world-changingly cheap.
by Ramez Naam
> Facebook critics launch rival oversight board - The launch comes a day after Facebook’s officially-mandated Oversight Board said it would start work in mid-late October, nearly a year behind schedule.
> Stop peddling fear of climate migrants - Beating the anti-immigrant drum does nothing to help climate action
by Sarah Nash & Caroline Zickgraf
> Revealed: Electoral Commission’s private concerns about Russian Tory donors - UK elections watchdog alerted staff to 'interesting donations' from Lubov Chernukhin – and queried other Tory Russian donations. Opposition MPs call for action.
by Peter Geoghegan
> Labour lost because of a fudge in which we all participated - Two years on from the crucial moment for Labour’s Brexit policy - here’s what we got wrong
by Michael Chessum
The oligarchs have discovered the formula for persuading the poor to vote for the interests of the very rich
Good to hear an adult, Fiona Hill, talking about Russian interference and election safety in the US.
A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew leaders of countries around the world were using their site to manipulate voters — and failed to act.
> Even by his own low standards, Boris Johnson’s Telegraph article plumbs new depths of shoddiness and dishonesty
> 'It’s world-leadingly bad, is what it is': the week Covid surged again in UK
> Brexit: British law-breaking plan shocking but not unexpected
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