Weekly Wrap 9.7.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 9-07-2018

1. Let’s Let Thurgood Marshall Explain What’s Wrong with Brett Kavanaugh’s Originalism

From Marshall: “I do not believe that the meaning of the Constitution was forever ‘fixed’ at the Philadelphia Convention. Nor do I find the wisdom, foresight, and sense of justice exhibited by the Framers particularly profound.”

2. The Very American Activism of Colin Kaepernick

The history of usage of Kaepernick’s phrase, “dying in vain.”

3. A Reporter Detained: On Life Inside ICE Camps

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a Mexican journalist based in the United States, has twice been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In late July, he was released from his second round of detention. For the first time, he has written a first-person account of the experience.

4. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and the Role of Christianity in the World’s Richest Countries

Crazy Rich Asians begets notions of Christianity in hyper-capitalist countries, satirizing Christianity by showing it as a tool for the wealthy to cozy up with those even more wealthy, accruing large doses of social capital with sprinkles of gospel.

5. The Mystery of Tucker Carlson

Lyz Lenz profiles Carlson for Columbia Journalism Review — and the whole thing is a delight.

6. Meet the Teens Who Refuse Social Media

Show me your ways, Gen Z.

7. Encountering the Confederate Flag

An excerpt from Patrice Gopo’s book All the Colors We Will See.

8. Grief Doesn’t Have Five Stages

The popular five stages framework presents bereavement as a simple linear process, but grief is closer to a huge, unending paradox.

9. Broken and Beloved

“We are God’s beloved whether we are a broken mess or whether we have our act together. And I am very grateful that Jesus, God’s beloved, knows something about open wounds as he still carries those wounds on his body.”

10. Quiz: Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?

Prepare to not do very well …

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