Darlings! Today’s a short one, since I have to prep for client meetings and my Odd Salon talk tonight on the Children’s Crusade so let’s get to it!
It’s Super Tuesday! So if you’re in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont or Virginia, get thee to the polls! Voting is easy, fun, and should be a basic requirement for anyone who complains about politics.
And it should be no surprise to this here Missive, but I dropped off my ballot yesterday and voted for Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nominees for president. I voted for her enthusiasm, her fearlessness, her resiliency, her humor, her plans on plans on plans, her doggedness, her history of results, her optimism in the face of dire circumstances, her joy in meeting everyday Americans on the campaign trail, her knowledge, her cunning, her brilliance, her unflappable belief that we can be better, that we must be better. I voted for the candidate I feel is best positioned to win in November.
THAR BE INTERNET THINGS!
If you need a reason to vote your heart out, Inside Trump’s frantic attempts to minimize the coronavirus crisis will scare you all the way to the ballot box.
Charlie Warzel, per usual, gets it: Coronavirus Will Test Our New Way of Life.
To the next person who insists that all tech is agnostic and cannot be biased, paper their Facebook wall with this story: ICE’s New York Office Uses A Rigged Algorithm To Keep Virtually All Arrestees In Detention. The ACLU Says It’s Unconstitutional.
OMG headline of the day: Elderly ladies' fight over bingo seats prompts brawl at long-term care facility.
And finally, 'Drama saved my life': how performing can help mental health problems (this piece from 2018 just made my heart sing yesterday. Also, IT ME.)
Go vote, if you are legally able to do so today! And be kind to each other, mmmkay?