Rolling Stone and Reveal investigate the confluence of Russian operatives, Twitter bots, conspiracy theorists, and Trump campaigners that manufactured the 'news' that Hillary Clinton ran a pizza-restaurant child-sex ring.
From New York Times: “When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line. Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.”
The deluge of harassment stories has made its way to Capitol Hill — and Rep. Jackie Speier and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are trying to do something about it.
“If he ever does make a neuroprosthesis to revolutionize how we use our brain, which superpower would he give us first? … He answers without hesitation. Because our thinking is so constrained by the familiar, he says, we can’t imagine a new world that isn’t just another version of the world we know. But we have to imagine something far better than that. So he’d try to make us more creative—that would put a new frame on everything.”
Last week, a 14-year-old Native American boy was shot and killed by police. Kaitlin Curtice addresses the lack of news around his death.
Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein looks into the decision: Officials at the nonprofit museum say the decision was for pragmatic, scheduling reasons.
In The New Republic, Tiffany Stanley does a deep dive into the life of Jesse Orton, who has been lifted up as the poster boy for the work of countering violent extremism: “Morton’s path to salvation seemed almost too good to be true. Could the transition from jihadi to patriot really be so seamless, so rapid, so complete? The answer to that question would, within months of Morton’s sudden burst of fame, become painfully clear. The answer was no.”
If the possession of nuclear weapons is to be “firmly condemned,” are those who maintain that armament morally culpable?
“We are such a complex and profound culture, and these kids need to be empowered to stand up and say that hat is being said about them is a complete lie.”
Yes. Yes, we could. Take this review with you on your way to the movies. Happy weekend.