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Daily Archives: December 18, 2020

45,000 names, 130 packets of information, and gut instincts: How Biden is managing his transition

Washington Post – “Thick packets have been delivered regularly to President-elect Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home, providing meticulous details on each potential Cabinet member’s strengths, weaknesses and possible areas of conflict. Biden has been conducting virtual interviews with final candidates, focusing on their values and life stories nearly as much as their approach to the departments they would lead. He has made Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris perhaps his closest partner in the Cabinet-selection effort; she has interviewed each candidate separately and traded notes with Biden afterward in what people close to the transition say has been an important step in deepening their working relationship. Biden’s transition — which began months before the election results were known — is providing the first portrait, if one largely conducted behind the scenes, of his style as a manager and decision-maker in chief…”

All the privacy apps you should have downloaded in 2020

Mashable – “In case there were any lingering doubts, 2020 swooped in hard to remind us all that life is now mediated through devices. The ongoing pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and resultant Black Lives Matters protests, and the still-in-progress attempt to overturn the will of the American people: We’ve navigated these public health… Continue Reading