In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Extreme weather] "Hurricane Matthew Nears U.S., and States Brace for Impact."

YES: "Inside Planned Parenthood's $30 Million Ground War to Stop Trump-Pence."

Jamil Smith on LeBron James' endorsement of Hillary Clinton: "The King Is with Her." This is such a great piece, like everything Jamil writes. And, not to direct attention away from Jamil's central argument, which is great, but this is why I love him: "...James — arguably America’s greatest male athlete..." Such a little thing, and such a huge thing.

[CN: Disablist language] Maude help me, this election has me agreeing with Mark Cuban: "Mark Cuban slams Donald Trump: Not paying taxes is greedy, not 'smart'."

[CN: Video may autoplay at link] Another must-read from Kurt Eichenwald on Trump's shady business practices: "How Donald Trump Ditched U.S. Steel Workers in Favor of China." The key takeaway here is that, because Trump's business is privately owned, he doesn't even have shareholders to which he's beholden. When he takes his business abroad to save money, it's literally only to enrich himself.

[CN: Sexual violence; rape culture; harassment] Rage seethe boil: "[Lawyers for the woman who alleged gang rape against NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends] argued the alleged rape was trauma enough without the world Googling her and rummaging through personal details laid bare in court. They said justice did not demand stripping her anonymity. They lost. The 30-year-old's name appears in the federal court calendar, a public document, and was cited in court on Tuesday even before the jury was selected. On Wednesday, as lawyers made opening statements, she hung her head and quietly cried." I am so fucking angry about this.

"American singer Andra Day and a variety of Latinx artists will stand up against xenophobia and fear-mongering when they perform at a historic Univision- and Fusion-produced concert on the U.S.-Mexico border later this month. Rise Up As One is set for October 15 at the Cross Border Xpress, an airport terminal and bridge on the outskirts of San Diego that provides access to Tijuana. Besides Day, performers include Colombian singer Juanes, Mexican singer Julieta Venagas, and norteño band Los Tigres del Norte."

Good dog! "Jack sensed something was wrong, alerting his owners in the wee hours of the morning to a fire in the home's utility room. The 2-1/2 year old Irish Wolfhound's actions were timely enough the owner was able to put out the fire with the garden house prior to the arrival of the fire department."

What have you been reading?

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