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12 min.
trump’s headache from the right

“WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RACE,” PHIL VISCHER says in a video posted June 14 on YouTube. The evangelical creator of VeggieTales, a children’s show that tells Bible stories using animated vegetables with names like Junior Asparagus and Pa Grape, tells viewers that Black households have one-tenth the wealth as white ones and delves into the history of Jim Crow laws, the “war on drugs” and “militarized police.” He talks about news media that scares Americans with images of Black criminals and teachers who favor white kids due to their “unconscious bias.” Call Vischer the tip of the spear of what critics call a “woke” Christian movement whose members have not only embraced the language of the left but also its chief goal of defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential…

9 min.
protecting the u.s. from cyberattacks

THE BEST (CYBER) DEFENSE IS A GOOD (CYBER) OFFENSE by Jamil N. Jaffer WE ARE AT WAR IN CYBERSPACE. WHILE lawyers might quibble about the definitions of armed attacks, the fact of the matter is that, for around a decade, we’ve been in a series of consistent—albeit small-scale—conflicts in cyberspace. They have intensified recently, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have had a massive impact on the American public and private sectors. Standing alone, cyber-enabled economic warfare conducted by China drains the American private sector of billions of dollars a year, with total damages estimated in the trillions. Former NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander described this concerted effort as “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history.” Even worse, in the last six years alone, we’ve seen our adversaries…

3 min.
america’s best ambulatory surgery centers 2021

BIG, BUSY HOSPITALS CAN BE lifesavers—when you need them. But when outpatient care is possible, patients often prefer ambulatory care centers: they allow you to have procedures done after business hours and closer to home. Ambulatory surgical centers performed more than half of all outpatient surgeries in 2017, according to Bain research, and that percentage is already expanding. Orthopedic, cardio and spinal surgeries are expected to drive the growth. To help our readers make knowledgeable choices when they seek care for themselves or loved ones, Newsweek partnered with respected global research firm Statista to name America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021. This list spotlights the 400 best centers in the 25 states that have the most facilities. (They are: California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey,…

3 min.
grotesques and gargoyles around the world

01 Peace Tower Ottawa, Canada Rather than appear scary or intimidating, these four gargoyles jutting out from the Peace Tower in the middle of Parliament Hill are carved in the likeness of a man with his hands together. The tower serves as a memorial to the men and women who have given their lives fighting for Canada. 02 National Cathedral Washington, D.C. Luke’s father has peered over the side of the otherwise classic cathedral since the 1980s. The carving of the villainous Darth Vader was the third-place winner in a contest for children during the cathedral’s 83-year construction. Others among its 112 gargoyles include a bear representing the symbol of Missouri and one carved in the likeness of a New York City corporate executive. 03 Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina Constructed by art collector George Vanderbilt, this 250-room…