Thursday, December 3, 2015

Morning Coffee (12/3/15)

POLL: Do you want links on weekends, or at least the weekends I'm around/not traveling? I have SO MANY LINKS, you guys, and I try to only give ten a day because I think more is probably overwhelming, and I try to balance between important current events and just... interesting stuff, but then the current events go out of date, yadda yadda yadda.

These do not count in your ten, but: As soon as I finish writing this I'm going to go read the Guardian and Vox liveblogs on San Bernadino to catch up on any developments that occurred after I went to bed early to read George Eliot. (Note: I recommend that as a method of coping with... whatever.)

I read this first thing yesterday and thought it was going to be the (or at least a) big story of the day, and obviously because of the shootings in San Bernadino and Houston it wasn't, but it is still very important and deserves your attention: Leaked Documents Reveal Dothan Police Department Planted Drugs on Young Black Men For Years, District Attorney Doug Valeska Complicit

WHAT: "At a standing-room only town hall inside the firehouse in tiny Loudon, N.H., the crowd took the Pledge of Allegiance facing a poster of firefighters raising the American flag at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001." Aside from... anything else... I object to pledging allegiance to THINGS THAT ARE NOT ACTUALLY THE FLAG.

I tend to cut Rahm Emanuel too much slack, basically just because I like Josh Lyman, but this scathing Rick Perlstein piece is just delightfully masterful writing.

Wondering what's going on with the dispute between Europe and Israel over product labels? Here you go.

"At a quick glance, it’s surprisingly difficult to tell whether that pleading missive is from the Democratic National Committee or someone who’s been repeatedly instructed to lose your number."

The Times's annual Notable Children's Books list is out too, and for a brief moment I thought I might have done better reading these than the adult list, but nope! I do know some of the authors, if that helps? (No. It makes it worse. Read your friends' books, Kate!)

Here Is How Your Hillary Smear Sausage Gets Made

Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time

Important: The Misleading Video Interview With a Rapist at the Heart of the Campus Sexual Assault Freakout

One Korean county has started a very successful fertility drive to reverse the effects of the too-successful birth control drive.

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