Terra’s Luna Crypto Crash: How UST Broke and What’s Next

What’s happening The cryptocurrency market is in turmoil, exacerbated by the collapse of luna and the UST stablecoin, both tied to the terra blockchain. Why it matters Over $15 billion in crypto value has been wiped out, and the collapse has raised questions about stablecoins in general. The crash has…

There’s got to be a better way to include transgender women in sport

Testosterone reduction doesn’t cancel out the overwhelming advantage of athletes such as Lia Thomas and Emily Bridges being born male. Lia Thomas is an excellent swimmer. Sleek and muscular, she won the women’s 500 yards freestyle at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Atlanta in March, causing an international…

History of vaccine mandates in the US

On Jan. 13, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a COVID-19 vaccine mandate imposing a vaccine-or-test rule for workers in companies exceeding 100 employees to combat the spread of the coronavirus as the nation continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, in a landmark decision made weeks later by the U.S. Supreme…

Lawmakers worry 2020 will provide a blueprint for stealing a future election

Officials fear that unless Congress changes the 19th century law controlling presidential elections, a future election could be overturned. Legally. Both a federal judge and the top Republican on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot have now reached the same stark conclusion: There is evidence to suggest Donald…

US to welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees

The United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression, a senior administration official announced Thursday.”To meet this commitment, we are considering the full range of legal pathways to the United States,” the official said, which includes US refugee admissions program, parole and immigrant and non-immigrant visas. More than 3.5…

Biden and US allies face new dilemma on Ukraine aid

Ukraine’s military took a defiant stand this weekend — refusing to give in to Russia’s demand for Kyiv’s troops in the port city of Mariupol to surrender — at the same time that President Joe Biden and his allies face a new precipice in deciding how far the US can go…