In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

Hillary Clinton appeared on "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis, and it is pretty great! Warning for sardonic misogyny.

Holy shit: "Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $500,000 in August to companies the brash businessman owns, according to campaign finance reports released late Tuesday." Which brings the grand total to "more than $8.2 million." More than eight million dollars to his own companies. By way of reminder: In 2000, Trump told Fortune magazine: "It's very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it." Welp.

[Content Note: Racism] OMFG: "Donald Trump's campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county has claimed there was 'no racism' during the 1960s and said black people who have not succeeded over the past half-century only have themselves to blame." This campaign is a sickness.

[CN: Police brutality; racism; violence] In Charlotte, protests over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott stretched into a third day, with Governor Pat McCrory issuing "a state of emergency, activating the National Guard to 'assist local law enforcement' in silencing protests." Fuck.

Heads-up if you're a Yahoo user: "Yahoo launched an investigation into a possible breach in early August after someone offered to sell a data dump of more than 200 million Yahoo accounts on an underground market, including usernames, easy-to-crack password hashes, dates of birth, and backup email addresses. The company has since determined that the breach is real and that it's worse than initially believed."

John Lewis, everyone: "On Tuesday night, Lewis, who was the young chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was asked a question about whether the current civil rights movement—which emphasizes fighting police brutality and racial discrimination, and is often led by women—needs central leadership. Lewis said the civil rights movement of the last century was 'dominated' by men... But his comments on the movement reflected a long observed but rarely addressed part of the movement's treatment of women. 'They did all of the work, they did the heavy lifting,' Lewis said. 'They were kept back.' Dr. King and others, he said, had credit bestowed on them for the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. 'But it was a woman, a teacher at Alabama State College, Jo Ann Robinson that said we should boycott the buses. [She said] you should organize your students. So we made leaflets and people spread them all over the city of Montgomery. Then people started staying off the buses.'"

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