Later Morning Reads for V-J Day (September 2)

Good morning-ish! I know, I know, I’m rolling in kind of late this morning. Apologies all. My tenure and promotion packet is due next week, and I’m letting it take over my life.

It’s V-J (Victory over Japan) Day today. On this day in 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered to Allied Forces on the U.S.S. Missouri to bring an end to World War II several months after the Nazis had surrendered in Europe. It’s also the 108th anniversary of the awarding of the first Eagle Scout medal, which went to Arthur R. Eldred of New York.

Let’s get to the news:

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

  • As schools reopen, FEMA has declared it will no longer reimburse costs for cloth masks in nonemergency settings – including schools.
  • The United States won’t join a global coalition to find and distribute a COVID vaccine worldwide because it’s led by the WHO.
  • The CDC has ordered a halt on evictions from homes for the rest of the year.
  • The Post Office’s Inspector General has released a report regarding the agency’s election mail processing during the 2020 primaries, outlining several areas for improvement. (Alternate link.)
  • The Department of Homeland Security withheld an intelligence bulletin in July regarding a Russian plot to spread disinformation on social media regarding Joe Biden’s mental health.

Flannery O’Connor


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