Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:00am

5TtRT: Tariffs on solar panels, blank checks, Chris Wray, vaping, & v2

On integrity - Chinua Achebe

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” – Chinua Achebe

Twitter says today is #NationalComplimentDay. So you know what? You’re awesome. That’s right, you heard me. Awesome. You.

5 Things to Read Today (1/24/18)

  1. NPR: Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines – I don’t know about washing machines, but the bit about solar panels is terrible. More people work in solar than in coal, and solar is a growing industry. Here’s what one solar company had to say about the news: Twitter thread.
  2. McClatchy DC: ‘A blank check’ for Trump administration? Tweak in funding bill worries Senate intel leaders – A change in the language about who decides how money is spent by the intelligence community was included in the continuing resolution that opened the government back up.
  3. Lawfare: Power and Integrity at the FBI: Chris Wray Stands Up to the President and the Attorney General – Jeff Sessions was pressuring FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to quit, and FBI Director Chris Wray threatened to quit himself if Sessions didn’t knock it off.
  4. New York Times: Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes – This is a crappy, sensationalized title, but it’s a decent article. Of course vaping is addictive; there’s nicotine in there. And the science is inconclusive as to whether it leads people into regular smoking. All the studies say is that teens who vape have usually tried at least one cigarette.
  5. TechCrunch: Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work – I’m looking forward to the reboot of Vine. I miss that platform. People did a lot of really creative and fun things there.

Daily Cute: Stahhhp.

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