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)

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)

Reading List 1/29 – 2/4

Here’s a list of articles that I enjoyed and that made me think this week. While I felt that all articles included had good points, I didn’t always agree with the overall conclusion. I present them to you without commentary to allow you to make up your own mind about them (and also to encourage you to read the full article). Enjoy!

  1. In Venezuela, we couldn’t stop Chávez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did. (WaPo)
  2. How to Tame Donald Trump (Politico)
  3. America’s Great Divergence (The Atlantic)
  4. A Clarifying Moment in American History (The Atlantic)
  5. The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump (NYT)
  6. Hold Facebook Accountable (The Ringer)
  7. A Third Way in the ‘Respectability Politics’ Debate (The Atlantic)
  8. ‘Why even let ’em in?’ Understanding Bannon’s worldview and the policies that follow. (WaPo)
  9. How Progressives Are Forcing Senate Democrats Into Action (WaPo)
  10. Fatigued by the News? Experts Suggest How to Adjust Your Media Diet (NYT)
  11. The Rise of Progressive ‘Fake News’ (The Atlantic)
  12. Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump’s immigration order (WaPo)
  13. Can the Democratic Party rise again? Yes — and here’s the first big thing to watch. (WaPo)

Reading List Jan 21 – 28

Starting a new thing where I share some of the news stories I read in the past week that I thought were interesting or made good points, and that I think other people should read too. I don’t always agree with the conclusions drawn by the pieces, but I wanted to offer them without commentary to allow others to make up their own minds on the articles! (This is also a good exercise in reading the whole article and not just the headline, which I think we’re all frequently guilty of.)

  1. Calling Basic Civics Resistance Will Only Make it Harder to Stand Up to Trump (WaPo)
  2. Think the Women’s March wasn’t radical enough? Do something about it (The Guardian)
  3. Delete your account (TechCrunch)
  4. Call of the wild: can America’s national parks survive? (The Guardian)
  5. Everybody’s in a Bubble, and That’s a Problem (The Atlantic)
  6. Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue (The Guardian)
  7. Ill-informed. Impetuous. Reckless: The Trump years. (Politico)
  8. Study: real facts can beat ‘alternative facts’ if boosted by inoculation (The Guardian)
  9. The Worst Year Ever, Until Next Year (The New Yorker)
  10. Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it. (WaPo)
  11. Highways Aren’t Enough: What Trump Needs to Know About Remaking the Rust Belt (Politico)
  12. How to Overcome Political Irrationality About Facts (The Atlantic)
  13. We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds (The Guardian)