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Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: An Eviction Crisis & A Constitutional Crisis

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EVICT,” by Steve Rotman, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Millions of renters face eviction if Congress doesn’t act by Saturday. Some landlords illegally initiated eviction proceedings even before the moratorium expired. (Video) (ABC, NYT)
     
  • The constitutional crisis deepens as Oregon state lawmakers demand that the federal government withdraw its shadowy agents from Portland. Judge blocks federal agents from arresting legal observers. (PBSKVAL, Nation, AP)
     
  • Thousands of workers walked off the job, Monday as part of the Strike for Black Lives. (Yahoo)
     
  • Nationwide testing backlogs may be hiding the true spread of COVID-19, experts say. What looks like a plateau could instead be a maxed-out system. (NYT)
     
  • Jobless claims rise as the fate of the $600/week enhanced unemployment benefit remains undecided. (CNBC)