In the News

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

[Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir; death] "Attorneys for the Sandra Bland family say a settlement has been reached in their civil suit. Cannon Lambert, attorney for Bland's family, just told Eyewitness News the wrongful death lawsuit was settled for $1.9 million. The settlement with the Texas Department of Public Safety was capped by state statutes. The agency will pay $100,000." I don't even have words, beyond these: I'm thinking about her family and I take up space in solidarity with them.

[CN: Violent Holocaust imagery] Here's an actual thing Donald Trump, Jr. actually said today: "The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn't even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They've let her slide on every in-discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they'd be warming up the gas chamber right now." That, by the way, is a favorite insult of the alt-right. This campaign continues to mainstream and make direct appeals to white nationalism.

[CN: Misogyny; homophobia] Ivanka Trump did an interview with Cosmo about her dad's new "child care and maternity leave" policy, and it went about as well as you'd expect. What a terrific family.

If you care, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine released additional medical information. It does not, however, include video of colonoscopies, so I don't know if it's as transparent at it could be.

Also Donald Trump had a neato conversation with Dr. Oz about his health. Sounds about right.

"President Obama on Thursday created the Atlantic Ocean's first United States marine monument, preserving an expanse of sea canyons and underwater mountains off the New England coast as he races to use his executive power to protect vast stretches of land and water before he leaves office." I love late second-term Obama SO MUCH.

What have you been reading?

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