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Wednesday, February 24 2021


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In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys. We still share a fundamental belief in the American ideal. Not as an airbrushed, cheap fiction or an act of nostalgia that ignores all the ways that we’ve fallen short of that ideal. But as a compass for the hard work that lies before each of us as citizens.

That’s Barack Obama announcing his new gig as a podcast host—duties he will be sharing with none other than Bruce Springsteen. Spotify dropped two of eight episodes of ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’. Podcasting is a popular pastime for ex-presidents in America. Bill Clinton launched his own show earlier this month. Of course, PM Modi beat them all to it with the OG podcast, his radio show ‘Mann ki Baat’.

Big Story

The dismantling of the Disha Ravi case

The TLDR: Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted bail to the 22-year-old climate activist. His ruling also meticulously ripped the prosecution’s case to shredswhich raises the question as to whether the government will persist in prosecuting Ravi and the other two activists named in the so-called ‘toolkit conspiracy’.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Facebook unplugs the news
  • Tiger Woods in a car crash
  • A great Qatari shame
  • Ready for an ‘exercise snack’?

 

Smart and Curious

  • Did you know Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey drinks a ‘salt shake’ every morning?
  • A gorgeous floating research station designed by Lenka Petráková is called 8th Continent
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