July 2021 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

July 2021

Sidney's Picks: Infrastructure & Remembering Robert Moses

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Robert P. Moses, courtesy of the Algebra Project, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Looming Plant Shutdown; Unvaccinated Covid Casualties

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Illustration of masks, Yoriko Yoshida, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Burger King Rebellion, Minimum Wage Woes

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Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • We all quit,” Nebraska Burger King employees vote with their feet over unsafe working conditions. (WREG)
     
  • Full-time minimum wage workers can’t afford rent anywhere in the US. (CNBC)
     
  • How to get labor law reform past the filibuster. (Washington Monthly)
     
  • Liberté, Egalité, Britney! The investigative reporters excavating the Spears conservatorship fiasco. (ProPublica)
     
  • Hillman Prize-winner Jamelle Bouie describes the two fronts in the GOP war on voting. (NYT)

Sidney's Picks: Fast Food Strike, Team Owner Tax Dodge, and Bangladesh Factory Blaze

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Steven Rhodes, Creative Commons, 2013. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Lead Reckoning; Amazon Revolt; Voting Rights Catastrophe

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Michael Fleshman, Creative Commons, 2011. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • EPA confirms findings of Sidney-winning exposé of Florida’s only lead smelter, consequences expected (Tampa Bay Times)
     
  • Portland Amazon delivery companies enter open revolt against the retailer. (Vice)
     
  • Australian scientist who was at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the fall of 2019 speaks out. (Bloomberg)
     
  • Poll: Americans want less crime, but not more cops. (WaPo)
     
  • Supreme Court guts the Voting Rights Act. Adam Serwer explains John Roberts’ hostility to the VRA.  (NPR, MoJo)