The epic emptiness of Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Breakfast Club’ appearance

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On Monday, Rush Limbaugh went on Breakfast Club for an “uncomfortable” conversation. It turned out to be an illustration of our current ideological stalemate. It’s impossible to convince someone of something their livelihood depends on them being skeptical about. This is why you never want to be in a debate about white privilege with Rush Limbaugh. Read Full Story

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When you say coronavirus will only kill the vulnerable, you’re talking about me

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As the coronavirus turned into a pandemic, I’ve watched public figures try to reassure people that only vulnerable people—people like me—will die. When news of COVID-19 started to spread, there were two popular responses. The first was to rush to the store, buying N95 masks and hand sanitizer until shelves were bare. The second was to shrug and comfort the masses because mostly immunocompromised people—people like me—would die. Read Full Story

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Why is Walmart requiring masks? Here’s what to know as new rules take effect

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Walmart became the latest retailer to require customers wear masks when entering stores. The move is in line with recommendations from health officials. If you’re still walking around in public without a mask, you can check Walmart off the list of places that will welcome you inside. The retail giant announced today that it will require customers to wear face covering when entering Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Here are a few things to know about the rules: Read Full Story

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Here’s the story behind the viral photo of Jill Biden confronting a protester on Super Tuesday

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The vegan protester rushed the stage as the former vice president was giving a victory speech—when Jill Biden stepped in to protect him. Super Tuesday had a few surprises, not the least of which Joe Biden performed better than many expected he would—keeping him a contender to be the next Democratic presidential nominee. But another surprise of the night was when a vegan protester rushed the stage during Biden’s victory speech and was fended off not by the Secret Service but by Biden’s wife, Jill. Read Full Story

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The Wing announces mass layoffs over Zoom after COVID-19 causes revenue to dry up ‘overnight’

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“We simply don’t know when or even if we’ll be able to reopen again,” CEO Audrey Gelman told employees. Executives at the Wing, a prominent social club and coworking space for women, told employees in a Zoom call this morning that it will lay off “almost all of our space teams and half of our headquarters” by the end of the day after seeing “95% of our revenue disappear overnight.” Read Full Story

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‘Track your ballot like a package’: How technology will smooth the way for November’s mail-in ballot surge

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As many states are rushing to implement new systems to protect voters from COVID-19 exposure, they’re turning to systems to help ensure people’s access to the ballot doesn’t get lost in the mail. As part of a string of voting laws signed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in mid-April, the state became the 34th in the country whose residents may vote by mail without having to prove that they couldn’t vote in person. Of the remaining 16 states that don’t grant that right, governors and election officials in 11 allowed exceptions during the primaries on account of the pandemic—and if the coronavirus is still lingering in November, might be expected to continue those exceptions. Read Full Story

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Companies are rushing to reopen their offices. Here’s what they’re getting wrong

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Flexible work is here to stay. Where we get our work done is less important than how we get our work done. The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to work from home, and the big surprise is: Work got done. Employees are still productive. They like the freedom of remote work. Yet some organizations are scrambling to reopen their offices as quickly as possible, and to do so, they are trotting out design solutions that supposedly protect workers, from algorithms for re-densifying offices to clinical “scrub” rooms in reception areas to the sorts of cubicles made infamous by Dilbert and “The Office.” One problem: These strategies are reactionary and irrelevant long-term. To cultivate the office of the future, companies need to acknowledge three truths about the modern workplace that existed even before COVID-19: Read Full Story

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Free hand sanitizer is on the way to French hospitals thanks to Louis Vuitton’s parent company

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LVMH is now making hand sanitizer in its perfume factories. Other companies should follow its lead. During World War II, American factories were quickly retooled to support the needs of the war: Maytag, for instance, stopped making washing machines and started making aircraft parts. Despite the mounting death toll of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are still not taking the disease seriously , with reports of bars and clubs in major cities teeming with people. Read Full Story

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One of America’s most prestigious design organizations shuts down amid allegations of racism

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Bobby C. Martin Jr., former treasurer of the embattled Type Directors Club, explains the decision: “The only way to dismantle an unequal system is to start fresh.” Last week, the Type Directors Club, one of the most exclusive and prestigious professional design organizations in the United States, announced that it would shut down . The announcement came just two days after board member Juan Villanueva accused the Club of being “ a racist organization ” and submitted his resignation. (TDC claims that financial pressures predating Villanueva’s resignation drove the decision to dismantle the Club.) Here, longtime TDC member and former treasurer Bobby C. Martin Jr. considers the closure—and what should happen next. —The editors Read Full Story

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