It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the U.S. Postal Service. We’re about three weeks into the Biden administration, so why is a political lightening rod like Louis DeJoy still running the post office? We’ll explain. Plus: more Elon Musk stonks and a new wrinkle in Kai Ryssdal’s vendetta against his internet provider. And, of course, we’ll finish off with a round of our favorite game, “Half Full/Half Empty.”
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- “How the Stock Market Works Now: Elon Musk Tweets, Millions Buy” from The Wall Street Journal
- Here’s ElonStocks.com, if you’re interested
- “Postmaster general’s new plan for USPS is said to include slower mail and higher prices” from The Washington Post
- “Inside the making of Facebook’s Supreme Court” from The New Yorker
- “AT&T scrambles to install fiber for 90-year-old after his viral WSJ ad” from Ars Technica
- “SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet pre-orders to the public” from Engadget
- “Aunt Jemima Has a New Name After 131 Years: The Pearl Milling Company” from The New York Times
- “How the end of slavery led to two different minimum wages” from Marketplace
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