Long-term linking on a volatile web is falling victim to link rot, as a new study shows 25% of deep links on NYT.com articles from 1996-2019 are inaccessible (Columbia Journalism Review)

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Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — including drawing up plans to carry out nuclear strikes on mainland China, according to an apparently still-classified document that sheds new light on how dangerous that crisis was. […]

A Florida Republican on Election Integrity and Trump’s Fraud Claims

How can you be so sure that these laws are strong enough to stop voter fraud but weak enough to not create new barriers for communities who have had it hard to vote? Those are not on the same playing field, they simply are not. When it comes to these extended lines that have happened […]

Biden Tried to Keep It Boring. This Week Intervened.

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your wrap-up of the week in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. For the new president, the first 100 days were needles, checks and normalcy. During the early months of his nascent administration, President Biden largely pursued his own agenda. He got a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan passed, supercharged […]

Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy

In 2008, deep-blue California banned same-sex marriage. In 2018, steadfastly conservative Arkansas and Missouri increased their minimum wage. And last year, Republican-controlled Arizona and Montana legalized recreational marijuana. These moves were all the product of ballot initiatives, a century-old fixture of American democracy that allows voters to bypass their legislatures to enact new laws, often […]

A look at the characters behind the speculative shitcoin crypto scene, including promoters who can earn anywhere from $5K-$10K to hype a coin (Bloomberg)

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Bellator 259: Report & highlights – Cyborg v Smith, McCourt v Harding

Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg continued her dominance of the 145lb division with a fifth-round TKO victory against American Leslie Smith. The bout at Bellator 259 was a rematch of their contest at UFC 198 five years ago, when Cyborg finished Smith via TKO in 81 seconds in front of a raucous crowd in […]