Bad economic news was once again greeted with cheers on Wall Street as two top indexes closed out the week in record territory. Investors brushed off Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report, which showed far fewer jobs were added last month than expected.
Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, some of the worst fears are coming true in the crowded Gaza Strip: a sudden surge in infections and deaths is threatening to overwhelm hospitals weakened by years of conflict and border closures. (May 8)
The idea that Google might be becoming a national threat is what struck me when I read a column by Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham University. She makes a compelling argument that Google has reached a point where it no longer allows dissent outside the company -- though, given the recent firing of a Google engineer, that may be true inside the firm as well.