Reading List 2/12 – 2/18

A compilation of articles I found interesting or informative to one degree or another this week, presented without commentary to allow you to draw your own conclusions:

  1. Deconstructing the ‘Liberal Campus’ Cliche (The Atlantic)
  2. Journalism Fights for Survival in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era (Wired)
  3. Why Mike Flynn’s Resignation Matters (The Atlantic)
  4. The Embarrassment of President Trump (The New Yorker)
  5. Paul Ryan’s Craven Pact with Donald Trump (The New Yorker)
  6. Remember How Trump Was Going to Erase Obama’s Legacy Overnight? Yeah, Not So Much. (NYMag)
  7. What Happens Next Is Up to Republicans (The Atlantic)
  8. Report Shows ‘Untapped Power’ of Constituent Advocacy (Roll Call)
  9. President Trump Has Done Almost Nothing (Politico)
  10. The Formidable Checks and Balances Imposing on President Trump (The Atlantic)
  11. For democracy’s sake, we need to burst ideological bubbles (Seattle Times)
  12. Congress and Trump Won’t ‘Terminate the EPA’ (The Atlantic)
  13. The Senate Intelligence Committee Hates Being In The Spotlight. Now Trump And Russia Have Put It There. (Buzzfeed)
  14. The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ in Red States (The Atlantic)
  15. Trying (and Failing) Not to Fear So Much About Trump (The New Yorker)

Ask Amazon to Stop Advertising on Breitbart

You may have heard of the Sleeping Giants movement, which aims to get companies to pull their ad dollars from sites like Breitbart by asking them repeatedly and politely via social media (primarily Twitter). They’ve enjoyed a high level of success, with many prominent companies blocking advertisement from showing up on the right-wing, often hateful ‘news’ site. One company they’ve had difficultly with, however, is Amazon. This may be surprising, considering Amazon’s participation in the legal case against the Travel Ban EO, and the fact that Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. Apparently, there is a large contingent of Amazon employees pushing for the company to stop advertising on Breitbart. Let’s help them out.

Sign the petition asking Amazon to pull ad money from sites like Breitbart.

Reading List 2/5 – 2/11

Time again for the weekly reading list, where I share articles I found interesting, informative, or provocative over the past week, presented without any commentary to allow you to draw your own conclusions as you read. Enjoy!

  1. Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Putin as a ‘Killer’ (The Atlantic)
  2. And Then the Breitbart Lynch Mob Came for Me (Foreign Policy)
  3. Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement (The Nation)
  4. Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable (Huffington Post)
  5. The Two Kinds of Trump Voters (Politico)
  6. The Case Against Contemporary Feminism (The New Yorker)
  7. Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News (FiveThirtyEight)
  8. The Tools Of The Viral Anti-Trump Movement Will Be Used Against It (Buzzfeed)
  9. The 4 Types Of Constitutional Crises (FiveThirtyEight)
  10. Behind the Internet’s Anti-Democracy Movement (The Atlantic)
  11. Marco Rubio’s Defense of Comity (The Atlantic)
  12. Our Part in the Darkness (The New Yorker)
  13. A Q&A With The House Democrat Who’s Voted With Trump 75 Percent Of The Time (FiveThirtyEight)