Morning Reads for World Space Week (October 8)

Happy World Space Week! I know, I know, I don’t normally use commemorative weeks for these posts, but the only random “holiday” today is National Frappe Day. That… eh.

But, space! The final frontier! World Space Week is October 4-10 this year, and there are more than 2,100 events across the globe to celebrate. Since it’s 2020 (still), many of them are virtual. This year’s theme is “Satellites Improve Life.” This was true for me even this morning, as I listened to satellite radio in my car on my way to work.

Let’s get on to the news.

Pat Conroy

  • While all the talk today is on the national debates, the Atlanta Press Club debates start October 12th. Here’s the schedule.
  • The Supreme Court will hear the Georgia-Florida water rights case this term. (Alternate link.)
  • Georgia Forestry Commission Director Chuck Williams has resigned after being charged with shoplifting. (Alternate link.)
  • 8-foot fences will be installed around the Georgia Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Georgia State Patrol Headquarters.

Alice Walker

  • Tonight is the Vice Presidential debate. Who’s excited?
  • Vice President Biden says President Trump shouldn’t debate next week if he still has COVID symptoms.
    • This would be a no-brainer in any other year, but we are living through 2020, like it or not. So, here we are.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats have asked the Department of Justice to explain why it omitted Amy Coney Barrett’s 2006 signing of an anti-abortion ad from the materials it sent to the committee.
  • The House Judiciary Committee released a harsh report on the business practices of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. (Alternate link.)
  • A look at homeless parents’ hard choices during the pandemic.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci is the Federal Employee of the Year.

Flannery O’Connor


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