In the News

Here is some stuff in the news...

[Content Note: Misogyny] This is the third or fourth piece/tweetstorm I've now seen on this subject: "One GOP woman wonders why the men in her party won't defend her." I get no joy or schadenfreude in reading these things: It hurts to be let down by people you trusted, even if an outsider may feel you shouldn't have trusted them in the first place. But I do hope that the women who are coming to the realization that the GOP is not a safe place for women will recalibrate their judgments toward those of us who have long said the party was institutionally sexist, and have some more respect for the fact that we haven't just been trying to "score points" by calling out the GOP's misogyny.

[CN: Police brutality; racism] Wow: "The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges."

Welp: "Video surfaces of Trump heaping praise on both Clintons." In 2008, Hillary Clinton was "a great woman." Now she's "a nasty woman." Interesting.

This guy: "Khizr Khan, whose speech at the party's convention in June came at the high-water mark in Trump's poll ratings, will speak to veterans in Norfolk, Virginia, home of the world's largest naval base and some 150,000 military workers."

[CN: Misogyny; assault] "I just voted for Hillary Clinton. I cried." Just go read the whole thing.

[CN: Racism; classism] I really loved the Black Jeopardy sketch on SNL last weekend, and Jamelle Bouie does an excellent job of deconstructing why it was so terrific.

Damn: "The largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history was just approved. Up to $10 billion in VW buybacks starts soon."

"A rare Eastern Black Rhino was born September 12 at the Great Plains Zoo. The male calf is the third Rhino born at the Zoo and was the first Eastern Black Rhino, born as part of the Association of Zoos & Aquarium's (AZA) endangered species breeding program, since 2014." Naturally, the pix are ADORBZ.

What have you been reading?

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