You can practice many of the principles of homesteading without giving up modern conveniences like espresso machines or iPhones. You may want to start small to see how you do, and then make a gradual shift as your needs change.
The big idea
Your weekly non political political stories.
RIP Medical Debt plus Cook County equals relief
- The county and the charity are tapping $12 million in federal pandemic relief. RIP Medical Debt generally estimates that a $1 donation will wipe out as much as $100 in medical debt.
A Vermont fight over school lunches
No college, no problem
The New Homesteading
What’s happening now
China, ever so tentatively, signals willingness to talk to U.S. again
Elon Musk picks NBC’s Linda Yaccarino as new Twitter CEO
Daniel Penny surrenders to police in Jordan Neely’s subway chokehold death
Monkeypox, now known as mpox, showing signs of return
Lunchtime reads from The Post
U.S. sees record migration influx as pandemic border restrictions lift
Tax credit for clean energy raises concern from some U.S. industries
18-to-20-year-olds can’t be barred from buying handguns, judge rules
… and beyond
Legal pot is more potent than ever — and still largely unregulated
- “The federal government has generally taken a hands-off approach. It still bans marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — as a drug with no accepted medical use and a high chance of abuse — under the Controlled Substances Act. But when it comes to cannabis sales, which many states have legalized, the federal government does not regulate attributes like purity or potency.”
Under fire, CIA moves to overhaul its handling of sexual assault
- “Several female CIA employees have said in recent years that their cases of being sexually assaulted while working at the agency were mishandled. They went to Congress earlier this year to say that the agency was discouraging women from making sexual misconduct complaints and making it difficult for alleged victims to speak to law enforcement.”
The Biden agenda
Biden announces two historic nominations to Fed board
Biden administration hunts for high-value Russians for potential prisoner swap
Biden cuts time for migrants to get lawyers, echoing Trump policy as Title 42 expires
The U.S.’s migration surge, visualized
Hot on the left
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is back at work but needs a lot of helping hands
- “New senators and those running for reelection often need the help even when they are in their physical prime. A senator’s life can be exhausting, given the imperative to attend hearings, fundraisers and constituent events all while crisscrossing the country,” Benjamin Oreskes and Noah Bierman report for the L.A. Times.
Hot on the right
DeSantis wanted to rewrite press laws. Conservative media helped kill the effort.
- “The rare defeat for DeSantis (R) comes as donors, activists and supporters have voiced concern in recent weeks that he has embraced extreme positions that could hurt him in a general election. They point to a recently passed abortion ban and his war against Disney. The defamation bill’s defeat appears to offer yet more evidence there are limits on how far supporters will go in backing some of the more controversial culture wars-driven targets.”
Today in Washington
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