This is not how the Supreme Court is supposed to work

So why are those who admire Breyer the most cheering the loudest? Because President Biden, with his bare majority in the Senate, will be able to name a replacement who might prevent the further diminution of the court’s stature.

Think how bizarre that is. We take for granted in our cynical political environment that Democrats will react to news of Breyer’s retirement with relief — or even joy. But this actually highlights the degree to which the Supreme Court has lost credibility and has ceased to function as an impartial interpreter of the law.

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He Lost More Than 100 Pounds Before Catching Covid. It Likely Saved His Life

Mick Nardelli knew something had to be done. After weeks of pandemic apathy, wherein incentivized sedentary lifestyles at the onset of Covid introduced the “Quarantine 15,” Nardelli was nearing 300 pounds and had an uncertain future.
At 5’9″ and 295 pounds in his mid-40s, the D.C. suburban father of a 3-year-old watched with a body mass index of nearly 44, (14 points above the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s threshold for “obesity” and therefore qualified as medically “severe”) while the Wuhan virus wreaked havoc on patients who carried excessive weight.

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Governor Noem Was In Her Element at SHOT Show 2022

Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) was in her element at the 44th annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
“For us, it’s an opportunity to talk about our state—recruit businesses to our state—but also, you know, see what we can do to get some investment into some of the businesses that are already there,” remarked the first-time attendee.   
Noem also addressed the inaugural Governors Forum that featured six Republican governors representing gun-friendly states.
She proudly stated, “We [South Dakota] are the No.

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Biden proposes saddling an already struggling Federal Reserve with two political activists

Cook is a Michigan State University professor whose peer-reviewed academic writings pertinent to monetary policy are, to be polite, thin. The White House noted that she “is on the Board of the Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.” She was put there two weeks before Biden proposed promoting her. But she strokes progressivism’s erogenous zones: She appears to favor racial reparations.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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The FBI has rejected a spyware program used to crack smartphones — here’s why

Pegasus is a type of spyware that was developed by an Israeli company, the NSO Group, and has the ability to crack smartphone communications on the Android and iPhone platforms. According to New York Times reporter Michael Levenson, the FBI considered using Pegasus in the United States but decided against it. And NSO, according to Levenson, now finds itself “blacklisted” by the Biden Administration because of civil liberties concerns.

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The FBI has rejected a spyware program used to crack smartphones — here’s why

Pegasus is a type of spyware that was developed by an Israeli company, the NSO Group, and has the ability to crack smartphone communications on the Android and iPhone platforms. According to New York Times reporter Michael Levenson, the FBI considered using Pegasus in the United States but decided against it. And NSO, according to Levenson, now finds itself “blacklisted” by the Biden Administration because of civil liberties concerns.

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The Evictions That Landlords Got Away With During the Pandemic

As businesses shuttered and millions of U.S. residents lost their jobs in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many feared that an unprecedented surge of evictions was around the corner. But after the Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control’s nationwide eviction moratorium last August—ending one of the main protections to keep people housed during the pandemic—court eviction filings didn’t immediately surge above pre-pandemic levels.

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