Reading List: Did The Release of Some Super Important Doc Yesterday Make Everyone a Lawyer?*
Cuties, I am just so happy that it’s Friday. I’ve seemingly recovered from my less-than-48-hr trip to the East Coast, a feat I accomplished by finishing the pint of ice cream in my freezer and watching Letterkenny, like the good Canadian expat I am. A good Canadian expat who, FYI because of Canadian voting rules, was unable to vote in this week's unfortunate Alberta election.
But clear out your Kindle my sweethearts, here’s some content to consume! To note: I’ve had no time to dive into longreads this week, so I haven’t read any of these either! We’ll learn all the things, together!
Robert Mueller, Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (Department of Justice) - See what I did there? Heh heh heh. But also sigh. Thank you NYT for creating a searchable and linked version of the doc.
Various, The Vox guide to Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation (Vox) - In case you don’t want to spend your 420 devouring 400 pages of democracy-threatening nonsense.
Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein , 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook (WIRED) - If the lede is any indication, this is an exhaustive account of our dystopia present. You know, light stuff!
Emily Dreyfuss, Jack Dorsey Is Captain Of The Twittanic At Ted 2019 (WIRED) - As I mentioned, I haven’t read this yet, but if the reaction of those I follow on Twitter itself is any indication, it should fill your cringe quota for the rest of the month.
Karsten Schmel, WhatsApp Has Become A Hotbed For Spreading Nazi Propaganda In Germany (BuzzFeed News) - COOL COOL COOL COOL.
Irin Carmon, How the Kavanaugh Hearings Changed American Men and Women (The Cut) - This examines a report looking at the ramifications of last year’s Supreme Court hearings and I imagine it will show that we’re all now enlightened and on the path towards Utopia. Right? Bueller?
Mike Spies, Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A. (New Yorker) - Everytown is going after the NRA’s charitable status (heck yea), and this is an account of what the last few years of public pressure has done to the organization
So get to reading! I adore you all, be kind to each other.
*Thank you Zach for reminding me that everyone on Twitter has a law degree they forgot to mention.