Trump hits the FDA over COVID-19 vaccine safety delays, but voters don’t care if it’s ready by Election Day

“A chicken in every pot and a vaccine by Election Day!” That’s how Politico paraphrases President Trump’s election pitch, plus a chicken. Trump keeps promising a pre-election COVID-19 vaccine, “even though his own top health officials, including the former drug company executive leading his Operation Warp Speed vaccine initiative, have said again and again they […]

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Disney’s Mulan misadventure

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Disney’s summer blockbuster is becoming a horror show, said Christopher Palmeri at Bloomberg. What was “supposed to be another $1 billion” megahit, the live-action remake of 1998’s hugely popular animated film Mulan, is “proving to be a political hot potato.” The […]

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America’s shy drinkers

Does anyone really believe that, as the Centers for Disease Control reported last month, only five percent of American women have one drink every day? I know we are supposed to be celebrating the legacy of Susan B. Anthony this year, but between the mistreatment of immigrants and anti-Catholic vandalism, I think she would be […]

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Signature mass-timber Terrace House stalled under court protection from insolvency

Vancouver developer PortLiving scored a win by enlisting architect Shigeru Ban to design its luxury Terrace House residential project adjacent to the renowned Arthur Erickson-designed Evergreen building in Downtown Vancouver. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese starchitect’s firm is listed among the project’s unsecured creditors as PortLiving’s principals struggle to recapitalize Terrace House under court protection […]

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