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Editor’s pick: This weekend, the nation turns its weary eyes toward Congress, where Democrats are trying to pass two massive bills – the first a bipartisan infrastructure bill and the second a proposed $1.85 trillion social policy and climate plan. That latter bill includes provisions – at least for now – would create a modern version of the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC. In a 2018 piece, social scientist Benjamin Alexander took us on a quick hike through the history of the CCC, a jobs program founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. “Corps members created and landscaped 711 state parks, and built lodges and hiking trails in dozens of national parks and monument areas,” Alexander writes. Many are still in use today.

Emily Costello

Managing Editor

A telescope in the outer solar system would be able to do unique science that is impossible closer to the Sun. Michael Zemcov

A small telescope past Saturn could solve some mysteries of the universe better than giant telescopes near Earth

Michael Zemcov, Rochester Institute of Technology

Such a mission could be developed soon, allowing astrophysicists to take selfies of the solar system and use the Sun’s gravity as a lens to peer deep into space.

Elon Musk is currently the world’s richest person. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Why taxing US billionaires’ wealth – as Biden tried to do – will never work

Beverly Moran, Vanderbilt University

Democrats briefly proposed a wealth tax to help pay for Biden’s economic agenda but withdrew it days later.