Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread):

Inside: No health care for part-time TSA screeners, Akil Augustine on Radicalized, Wendell Potter rebuts Joe Biden, best Covid-19 explainer and more!

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If you've got a monster kid in your life, please consider pre-ordering POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER, my first picture book, out on July 14!


TSA boss doubles down on taking away health care from part-time screeners: They're touching your junk with diseased hands.


Akil Augustine on Radicalized: My book's Canada Reads champion lays out the case for Radicalized.


A former top Cigna exec rebuts Joe Biden's healthcare FUD: Wendell Potter is the prodigal corporate villain.


Ars Technica's Covid-19 explainer is the best resource on the pandemic: Beth Mole has outdone herself.


Boeing is even worse at financial engineering than they are at aircraft engineering: The $43B they incinerated through stock buybacks would sure come in handy about now.


Senate Republicans kill emergency sick leave during pandemic: Sick leave is cheaper than pandemics, but pandemics generate cost-plus contracts for the donor class.


The EU's new Right to Repair rules finally come for electronics: Snooks cocked at Apple and other US Big Tech monopolists.


How to run a virtual classroom: Masterclass from the 14-year-old Stanford Online High School.


Yesterday's threads: Saturated fat and obesity, which foods produce satiety, spying VPNs, Twitter's research-friendly terms of service and more!


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Hey, Hugo nominators, my novella Unauthorized Bread is up on Ars Technica!

(it's also shortlisted for Canada's national book prize, Canada Reads; it's being made into a TV show by Topic & a graphic novel with Firstsecond)


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