This sedition is brought to you by… – CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Corporations and industry groups are filling the coffers of political committees tied to the so-called Sedition Caucus — creating one of the biggest obstacles to holding these members accountable for their actions. It’s time to call them out.
— Read on www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/this-sedition-is-brought-to-you-by/

The prison pipeline – The Weeds – Vox

Matt sits down with John Pfaff, professor and author of Locked In, an influential and important 2017 book about mass incarceration in America. The two discuss some common misconceptions about America’s prison population, three different meanings of the term “broken windows,” and what might be the true cause 

The Weeds is Vox’s podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here or join the Weeds Facebook community for conversation around each episode.

— Read on www.vox.com/the-weeds

Black artist detained by police in his gallery residency in South Carolina | The Art Newspaper

John Sims’s current exhibition confronts the symbols of white supremacy and visual terrorism
— Read on www.theartnewspaper.com/news/black-artist-accosted-by-police-in-his-own-artists-residency-in-south-carolina

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed – The New York Times

We created a 3D model of Greenwood, home of “Black Wall Street,” as it was before a white mob set it on fire 100 years ago.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/24/us/tulsa-race-massacre.html

The US Federal Reserve begins looking into its own digital currency | Engadget

The US Federal Reserve is took a step toward developing a digital currency as it announced plans to publish a research paper on the subject..
— Read on www.engadget.com/us-federal-reserve-is-looking-closer-at-a-digital-currency-125534039.html

Experts divided on whether Quebec can change Constitution to claim nationhood | National Post

Trudeau said Tuesday that his government shares Quebec’s views on both nationhood and the protection of the French language
— Read on nationalpost.com/news/experts-divided-on-whether-quebec-can-change-constitution-to-claim-nationhood

Crypto industry faces regulatory scrutiny from SEC, CFTC, IRS, others – Protocol — The people, power and politics of tech

With bitcoin, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies on a wild ride, regulators are looking at everything from banking to trading to tax regulations.
— Read on www.protocol.com/fintech/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-regulations

Yuri Gagarin: Russia, U.S. and China Are in a Deadly New Space Race – Bloomberg

Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the Earth, the militarization of the cosmos is heating up. A Q&A.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-17/yuri-gagarin-russia-u-s-and-china-are-in-a-deadly-new-space-race

A Spotlight on the History of Infant Nutrition | USDA

Nutrition plays a key role in helping infants to grow into healthy children and adults. Since the early 1900s, USDA has provided resources for breastfeeding, introducing first foods, building lasting healthy eating habits, and more. Explore how infant nutrition advice has changed over the decades with these resources from the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection.
— Read on www.usda.gov/media/blog/2021/04/13/spotlight-history-infant-nutrition

Opinion | My Police Union Holds Bad Cops Accountable – The New York Times

The Ethical Society of Police isn’t afraid to speak out against police misconduct.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/opinion/police-officer-unions.html