Supreme Court ruling may cause tens of thousands to lose birth control coverage

Congress did not spell out the need for cost-free birth control in employer coverage in the Affordable Care Act. Now, The Supreme Court ruled that employers can opt out of providing it for religious or moral reasons. Read more: https://wapo.st/2ZUmIPf. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: … Read more Supreme Court ruling may cause tens of thousands to lose birth control coverage

Monuments of history or bigotry? The politics of statues | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: Should historic statues remain standing even if they celebrate racism and violence? Plus, the mastermind behind Rwanda’s hate-spewing radio station is caught. Monuments of history or bigotry? The politics of statues The police killing of George Floyd, a Black American, and the weeks of protests that followed in the … Read more Monuments of history or bigotry? The politics of statues | The Listening Post (Full)

‘Resign!’ | Minneapolis mayor gets kicked out of demo

Protesters were outraged and booed the #Minneapolis mayor, #JacobFrey who showed up at an anti-racism demonstration on Saturday. People were heard chanting “Resign” and “F**k Jacob Frey,” while the mayor was trying to talk to some other protesters and press. He disagreed with the calls of some protesters to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, though … Read more ‘Resign!’ | Minneapolis mayor gets kicked out of demo

Obama Praises George Floyd Protesters for Inciting Change

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Obama Praises George Floyd Protesters for Inciting Change

Obama Calls on U.S. Mayors to Commit to Police Reform

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Obama Calls on U.S. Mayors to Commit to Police Reform

Barack Obama’s Message for Young People of Color

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Barack Obama’s Message for Young People of Color

UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, during the Security Council Open VTC. “(…) I repeat my call to States to develop national frameworks to strengthen the protection of civilians in armed conflict. States must also ensure accountability through strengthened efforts to prevent serious … Read more UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Sam Williams, founder and CEO of decentralized storage system Arweave, gives an overview of “Mechanism Design,” a field of study that has become newly relevant with the development of Bitcoin and subsequent blockchains that require carefully designed incentives for network participants. Williams uses examples to show that economic incentives, when designed properly, can persuade self-interested … Read more Sam Williams: Mechanism Design 101

Some fear covid-19’s emotional trauma will have lasting effects for health-care workers

In May, health-care workers said they’re experiencing feelings of despair fighting the novel coronavirus. Mental health experts fear they could suffer “moral injury.” Read more: https://wapo.st/2yrACym. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: … Read more Some fear covid-19’s emotional trauma will have lasting effects for health-care workers

Mark Cuban Says PPP Didn’t Work, Moral Hazard Not a Worry Right Now

May.20 — Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, says he is more worried about negotiations on behalf of taxpayers than he is about moral hazard and says the companies and industries with a digital focus will excel in a post-pandemic America. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

Roadmap to disaster? | Israeli gov’t wants to microchip kids for ‘safety’

Israel’s government talks up the idea of #microchiping children, to track when they failing to socially distance themselves. Cyber security experts warn the idea raises huge concerns, both moral and safety. Russia Today YouTube Channel

UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan [delivered as video message]. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a recorded message, said, “we need 6.7 billion US dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. … Read more UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

2020/05/07 Crucible of leadership / Geopolitics of pandemic / Japan’s pandemic strategy

A crucible of global leadership. An eminent academic tells us why moral leaders and “soft power” matter. Kishore Mahbubani, the Distinguished Fellow of Asia Research Institute with National University of Singapore, shares his views on geopolitics and the pandemic. Japan walks a tightrope in keeping a lid on the coronavirus and keeping its economy alive. … Read more 2020/05/07 Crucible of leadership / Geopolitics of pandemic / Japan’s pandemic strategy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues Obamacare Case Over Birth Control from Hospital

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute involving Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt-out of providing no-cost birth control to women. Arguments are again being conducted by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is joining in from … Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues Obamacare Case Over Birth Control from Hospital