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Friday - October 16, 2020

Judge suggests White House counsel is overriding Trump's position on Russia docs

(cnn.com)
A federal judge — sensing the White House may be overriding the orders of President Trump as he flails against the Russia investigation — has given the Justice Department five days to explain Trump's true wishes on declassifying all Mueller documents via
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Bolton Warned His Staff To Stay Away From Russia-Friendly Rudy

(thedailybeast.com)
EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton repeatedly warned his staff to avoid Rudy Giuliani, because of Rudy's suspected ties to pro-Russian disinformation operations. via
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What to Do About GOP Bad Faith After Trump | Crooked Media

(crooked.com)
A great essay by @brianbeutler on how to face the relentless bad faith of the Republican Party. ht… via

Trump Said Don’t Let COVID Dominate Your Life. These Millennials Don’t Know If They Will Ever Get Better.

(buzzfeednews.com)
COVID long-haulers are having a really terrible time and they’re pretty tired of the president mocking COVID. via

What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

(nytimes.com)
If Roe v. Wade is weakened or overturned, abortion access would decline in large parts of the U.S., a new analysis shows. And it would effectively end for those living in much of the South and Midwest, the analysis found, especially those who are poor. via

'Time' Charts One Family's Journey With Prison Abolition

(time.com)
"It’s about love, it’s about the right to intimacy and access to our loved ones, it’s about how love can be a form of resistance." I talked to Garrett Bradley about the power of hope and her achingly beautiful documentary, @timemovie for @TIME: via

A new strain of voter depression is underway, with Black people as the target

(nbcnews.com)
I dug into a newer type of disinformation tactic that's targeting Black voters on social media this election cycle: Voter depression, which aims to stoke apathy make people feel that there’s no reason to vote It's a particular issue for the Biden campaign via
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alt.binaries.images.underwater.non-violent.moderated: a deep dive – Waxy.org

(waxy.org)
i love a good internet mystery, so i dove in to figure out the origins of this very curiously-named pairing of late-1990s usenet newsgroups via

alt.binaries.images.underwater.non-violent.moderated: a deep dive – Waxy.org

(waxy.org)
An internet deep-dive into the origins of Usenet's provocatively-named alt.binaries.images.underwater.non-violent.moderated newsgroup. via
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How Dakota Johnson's House Built a Queer Cult Following

(melmagazine.com)
Wrote about how Dakota Johnson's house became an "if you know, you know" meme for queer people. “I don’t know why, but I’ve probably watched the video once a month." via
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Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

(newyorker.com)
The amazing thing is that even the fraudulent claims about Hunter Biden are so much less bad than many genuine, fully-reported, well-known stories about Trump, his children and their business deals. Remember this? via
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Sweden: why the ‘moral superpower’ dissented over Covid-19

(ft.com)
Looking at this scatter plot of Covid mortality and GDP loss across EU, rather than a trade off, you might be tempted to say that there were simply some countries that handled the crisis well and others that did not. via
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TIME100 Talks

(time.com)
Unbelievably honored to be selected by Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan (@PHarry_Meghan) for their @TIME talk, “Engineering a Better World” 🌍 The episode focuses on improving digital spaces & creating thoughtful platforms like @somewhere__good. Come thru! via
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Police Are Cutting Ties With Domestic Violence Programs That Support Black Lives Matter

(huffpost.com)
A Wisconsin domestic violence organization posted "Black Lives Matter" signs. The county voted to strip it of $25,000 in funding. A board member resigned. Most of the 17 law enforcement agencies that work with the org said they were cutting ties. via

Heidi Schreck Takes the Constitution to Broadway

(newyorker.com)
"What the Constitution Means to Me" is on Amazon Prime starting today, and if you didn't see it live I can't recommend it enough. Here's my 2019 New Yorker feature about its incandescent creator and star, @heidibschreck. via
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How Mark Zuckerberg Learned Politics

(wsj.com)
🚨 WSJ confirms what we've suspected: Mark Zuckerberg directly intervened to prevent progressive news orgs like @CourierNewsroom from being included in Facebook's News Tab, while sharing meals with Ben Shapiro + exchanging texts with Jared Kushner 🚨 via
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Amy Coney Barrett Knows Exactly What She Did in 2000

(esquire.com)
@SangrealGlow @CaslerNoel @realDonaldTrump Wow! I didn't know that Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett all were on the Bush team in Bush v Gore. But please, media, keep asking Biden about hypothetical court packing. via
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Town hall YouTube views suggest Trump beat Biden where it mattered most to the president—ratings

(newsweek.com)
"At the end of Trump's town hall, the NBC News YouTube channel showed 153,660. ABC News's YouTube channel showed 507,445 viewers at the end of Biden's town hall." Another Trump fail. Right in NBC's face. They must be so proud. via
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Susan Collins Backs QAnon Believers for Maine Legislature - Mainer

(mainernews.com)
Senator Susan Collins is funding militant QAnon cultists who are calling for “god-declared executions” of jews, muslims, antifa, democratic socialists, BLM activists and @ProjectLincoln members, campaign finance documents reveal. via

MiniDiscs Helped Me Keep in Touch With My Brother, a World Away

(wired.com)
I wrote about MiniDiscs. Not only was it a near-perfect technology, but it was a great way to keep in touch with distant friends and family before the internet obliterated our senses of space and time via
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California GOP Admits to Planting Fake Ballot Boxes and Refuses to Remove Them

(vice.com)
The California Republican Party admitted to planting fake ballot boxes, and refuses to remove them. via

A Campaign of Voter Subtraction

(theatlantic.com)
“Trump’s game of alienation has made voter subtraction the existential game of the Republican Party. Subtracting voters at any cost is all that is saving the Republican Party from political death. Republicans must kill votes in order to survive.” 3/4 via

The Real Trolley Problem

(kottke.org)
The Real Trolley Problem. "You can stop the trolley at any time, but doing so would disrupt the trolley service, causing the company to lose profits." via
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Analysis | This summer’s Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds

(washingtonpost.com)
The remarkable truth about BLM protests via
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What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

(nytimes.com)
"Without Roe, abortion would probably become illegal in 22 states. 41 percent of women would see the nearest abortion clinic close, and the average distance they would have to travel to reach one would be 280 miles, up from 36 miles now." via
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Inside the podcast push of TikTok group Sway LA, who've launched 4 shows in Apple's top 100 as they aim to shock fans and detractors

(businessinsider.com)
Inside the podcast push of TikTok group Sway LA, who've launched 4 shows in Apple's top 100 as they aim to shock fans and detractors via @businessinsider via

Chinese envoy says Canada’s acceptance of Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes Canadians in former British colony

(theglobeandmail.com)
Wow. China just threatened Canadians living in Hong Kong, in order to stop Canada from accepting Hong Kong refugees. That is seriously bad. via

Health Tech Reporter - STAT

(statnews.com)
🚨@statnews’ health tech team is growing! We’re looking for a talented human who can help shape our coverage, break news, and analyze the trends impacting the sector. Is that you? cc @WritersofColor via

Twitter Is Down For Everyone So You'll Just Have To Save Your Bad Takes [Updated]

(gizmodo.com.au)
how was everyone's twitter outage? i started a running routine, learned mandarin and elevated to a different plane of consciousness no biggie via