President Joe Biden at the Resolute Desk

Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them

Good news via The Associated Press: “The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household — aiming to prevent possible shortages during a rise in coronavirus cases that has typically come during colder months.”

Cory Doctorow and Konstantine Anthony

Report: Studio bosses plan to stay away from bargaining table in gambit to starve writers into submission

Via Deadline: “’The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses,’ a studio executive told Deadline. Acknowledging the cold-as-ice approach, several other sources reiterated the statement. One insider called it ‘a cruel but necessary evil.'”