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Looking Where to Work Remotely? Libraries Could Be Your New Haven | Insider

By Angie Schmitt, Jun 13, 2022, 4:04 AM

Remote workers are missing office life, and local libraries are perfectly poised to offer a solution.
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I am a work-from-home veteran. Over the past 12 years of using my house as my base of operations, there are a few things I’ve learned that are really helpful.

Among the most important is a coffee shop I can walk to — sometimes you just need a snack and contact with human beings. These little out-of-home amenities are crucial to surviving as an out-of-office worker.

Lately though, I’ve noticed that my neighborhood is not set up to accommodate a massive increase in remote workers. For example, there is no smaller printing shop within walking distance — I have to make the three-mile trip to the print shop at a nearby Office Max. This is just one example of a growing problem: As the epicenter of white-collar work shifts away from the downtown office, cities need to catch up to the new class of remote workers who are now camped out in suburban neighborhoods.

And in my opinion, it’s the prime opportunity to elevate the humble neighborhood branch library.

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Woodward and Bernstein Says Trump’s Deception ‘Exceeded’ Nixon’s Imagination

By Sarah Al-Arshani, Jun 5, 2022, 7:06 AM

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on April 23, 2022.
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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election was something not even former President Richard Nixon would have imagined.

In an op-ed in The Washington Post, the two reporters known for uncovering the Watergate scandal said they thought Nixon defined corruption until they saw Trump’s presidency. In 1972, the Nixon administration coordinated a break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters. The administration attempted to cover up its involvement until Nixon was forced to resign in 1974.

Woodward and Bernstein said the news media, the Senate Watergate Committee, special prosecutors, a House impeachment investigation, and the Supreme Court exposed Nixon’s conduct, a contrast to Trump’s attempt to prevent the peaceful transition of power. “These instruments of American democracy finally stopped Nixon dead in his tracks, forcing the only resignation of a president in American history,” the reporters wrote.

As for Trump, Woodward and Bernstein said his “diabolical instincts exploited a weakness in the law,” referring to the 1887 Electoral Count Act.” In a deception that exceeded even Nixon’s imagination, Trump and a group of lawyers, loyalists and White House aides devised a strategy to bombard the country with false assertions that the 2020 election was rigged and that Trump had really won,” they said.

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In the weeks leading up to the certification, Trump and his allies continued to claim that he lost the election because it was rigged, even waging lawsuits in several key states.”

We watched in utter dismay as Trump persistently claimed that he was really the winner. ‘We won,’ he said in a speech on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse. ‘We won in a landslide. This was a landslide.’

He publicly and relentlessly pressured Pence to make him the victor on Jan. 6,” Trump supporters on January 6,2021 stormed the Capitol. Woodward and Bernstein said Trump’s actions were “clearly sedition — conduct, speech or organizing that incites people to rebel against the governing authority of the state. Thus, Trump became the first seditious president in our history.”

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