In the News

So much has happened in the news over the past ten days, and I'm surely not going to cover everything that anyone wants to mention in this space, and I'm still getting caught up on email and other administrative business, so let's crowdsource this today. What have you been reading lately, including today, that you want us all to see?

(As always, please be sure to add relevant content notes. Thanks!)

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:

Hillary Clinton has released details of her comprehensive plan on mental health. This is particularly terrific (emphasis original): "As a down-payment on this agenda, Hillary will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year as President. Her goal is that within her time in office, Americans will no longer separate mental health from physical health when it comes to access to care or quality of treatment. The next generation must grow up knowing that mental health is a key component of overall health and there is no shame, stigma, or barriers to seeking out care."

Something something Anthony Weiner. Huma Abedin has announced their separation, and that is all I will say about that, because it's none of my fucking business.

I will, however, add: Someone send a memo to Maggie Haberman that Anthony Weiner is not Clinton's campaign manager. For fuck's sake.

This is not good: "The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials."

STFU, Rudy Giuliani: "Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacted angrily Monday to Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards, decrying her performance in which the award-winning singer referenced gun violence 'a shame.'" Who even cares? How is this news?

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