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‘The Skunk at the Picnic’: Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working for Trump
This episode contains strong language.
In many instances while advising the Trump administration on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci was faced with a “difficult” situation. Yet he said he had never considered quitting.
What was it like working under President Donald J. Trump? We listen in on a candid conversation between Dr. Fa
Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia
The Russian activist Aleksei Navalny has spent years agitating against corruption, and against President Vladimir Putin.
Last summer he was poisoned with a rare nerve agent linked to the Russian state. Last week, after recovering in Germany, he returned to Moscow. He was arrested at the airport, but he managed to put out a call for protest, which was answered in the streets of more than a hundred Russian cities.
Today, we look at the improbable story of Aleksei Navalny.
The Sunday Read: ‘The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community’
The cultural history of clouds seemed to be shaped by amateurs — the likes of Luke Howard and the Honorable Ralph Abercromby — each of whom projected the ethos of his particular era onto those billowing blank slates in the troposphere. Gavin Pretor-Pinney was our era’s.
On today’s Sunday Read, the story of the Cloud Appreciation Society and how Mr. Pretor-Pinney, backed with good will, challenged the cloud authorities.
Biden’s Executive Orders
Within hours of assuming the presidency, President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, repealed the so-called Muslim travel ban and mandated the wearing of masks on federal property.
The actions had a theme: They either reversed former President Donald Trump’s actions or rebuked his general policy approach.
But governing by decree has a downside. We look at the potential positives of the orders and point out the pitfalls.
The Inauguration of Joe Biden
Unity was the byword of President Biden’s Inaugural Address.
The speech was an attempt to turn the page. But can this be achieved without, as many in the Democratic coalition believe, a full reckoning with and accountability of how America got to this point of division?
Today, we explore the defining messages of the president’s inaugural address.
‘Restoring the First Brick of Dignity’: Biden Supporters on His Inauguration
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. Among Democrats, there is a sense of joy and hope, but also of caution and concern.
We speak with a range of Mr. Biden’s supporters, including activists who had originally hoped for a more progressive ticket and longtime fans who embrace his moderation.
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