This is (hopefully) the first in a series I’m tentatively calling “Weekend Content”. The idea is basically a collection of high quality articles, videos, podcasts, and other assorted media that from the prior week, for the long content-free weekends that tend to happen in the news.
A short but interesting article over at Engadget about NASA’s offer to buy moon dirt from private companies, further expanding the private space exploration market.
Reporting by Tal Axelrod at The Hill about Senate Democrats introducing legislation in an attempt to potentially sanction Russia over allegations of Russia paying out bounties to insurgents to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.
From last week, but since I wasn’t posting yet, here is an excellent episode of Chris Hayes’ Why IS This Happening? podcast on the growth of the modern conservative movement and its rise to power in the mid-to-late 20th century.
And finally, the unintentionally hilarious tweet of the week is brought to us by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who absolutely didn’t sit on his hands for months while the Democrats passed the HEROES Act:
Yesterday, reporters asked Sen. Schumer whether by refusing to compromise, he was making the perfect the enemy of the good. His response? “Republicans are the enemy of the good.”— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 10, 2020
Americans are not enemies. COVID-19 is our enemy. It’s time for Washington Democrats to act like it.