Headlines Edition

Monday headlines: The seven Jedi sins

Germany is set for weeks or even months of coalition talks after the center-left Social Democrats claim victory. / BBC News

See also: Who is Olaf Scholz, and what kind of Germany would he lead? / The Economist

Arizona finishes its "audit" of the 2020 election—President Biden actually picked up votes—while some other states are only just getting started. / Vox

Representative Liz Cheney: "I like Republican presidents who win re-election." / The Hill

Congress faces a week of critical deadlines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it all starts with government funding. / NPR

Helen Branswell: ​​Biden's chaotic messaging on Covid-19 boosters is pitting the White House against the government's scientific advisers. / STAT

Related: A weather report can't replace an umbrella, and a coronavirus test can't replace a shot. / The Atlantic

None of the world's major economies have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement. / CNN

China's decision to stop building coal plants abroad suggests Beijing is not ready "to grapple with curbing its appetite at home." / Yahoo! News

How many American households lack indoor plumbing? Around half a million. / The Guardian

Denmark is repurposing discarded wind turbine blades as bicycle shelters. / designboom

White Paper of the week: "Why the Term 'JEDI' Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion." / Scientific American

T-Pain uses a diet journal to explain what makes for a good stripclub. / Grub Street

TMN co-founder Rosecrans Baldwin added a recommendations bulletin to his newsletter, and TMNers who want to subscribe get 30% off. / Meditations in an Emergency

A poem for your Monday: "The Infirmament" by Dean Young. / Poetry Foundation

"I must have had five Martinis or six. Plus two Manhattans." Excerpts from Patricia Highsmith's diaries and notebooks. / The New Yorker

On an island off France, 12-foot kale was a common sight until recently. / Atlas Obscura

An airplane decorated with turtles was delayed in Tokyo because of a turtle on the runway. / The Mainichi