Update: 7/14/17

Y’all, there’s so much happening. I want to talk about health care, and the procedural ruin that is happening in our Congress, and the broader failure of the underlying structure of representative democracy in this country, and Jared Kushner’s SF-86, and how horribly terrifying the situation with North Korea seems, and the spate of recent articles suggesting that Russia has hacked U.S. power grids, and the Kobach voter commission which is leading people to unregister to vote (!), and and and and and and …

…but alas it turns out grad school is really hard and time-consuming, so I have to pick and choose. Here’s what I’m focusing on this time.

As I’ve said before, I am a big fan of ProPublica:

I’m putting a little plug in here: you can sign up for their weekly update at http://go.propublica.org/weekly. My favorite article of theirs this week: “Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch your back, bitch’.”

And finally, some random interesting articles that I enjoyed:

From Russia With Blood (Buzzfeed)

Dissatisfied with the national media’s frame, Appalachia finds its own voice (CJR)

Redneck Revolt: the armed leftwing group that wants to stamp out fascism (The Guardian)

The Heroism of Incremental Care (The New Yorker)

Pope Francis: Labor unions are essential to society (America Magazine)

Pope Francis allies accuse White House of ‘apocalyptic geopolitics’ (The Guardian)


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