A useful and well-made interactive from The New York Times and Alberto Cairo.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party. If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?
– Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter to Alabama Republicans who moved to support a resolution calling for her expulsion from the House
This should help.
As political scientists, we are used to other fields parachuting in and claiming to “discover” things we have known for decades.
– Chris W. Bonneau and Kristin Kanthak in an excellent rejoinder to a crummy article in the The Chronicle of Higher Education
Better get back to it. There’s a scotch egg in the fridge I can eat once I’ve got something checked off my To Do list, and I crave the congress of meat, egg and breadcrumbs.
Actually… this newsletter is something on my to-do list, and now it’s done.
So it goes.
Oliver Sava writing for the AV Club:
Hickman leans into Xavier’s shady mutant mastermind qualities. This X-Men run begins with Xavier in an underground cavern where he watches adult mutants hatch from pods in the ground. These slimy naked figures reach up to their god, who utters four words that have never been creepier: “To me, my X-Men.”
Trump probably couldn’t bottle up the hideous forces he’s helped unleash even if he wanted to, and there’s little sign he wants to. If the president never did or said another racist thing, said [Daryl Johnson, a former senior terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security], “it’s still going to take years for the momentum of these movements to slow and to die down.” As it is, Trump’s grudging anti-racism is unlikely to last the week. The memory of the mayhem he’s inspired should last longer.
A typeface created from (gerrymandered) congressional districts. Perhaps also aided by a coastline or two. Via Andy Baio.
Good discussion and plenty of tangents from Nilay Patel with Matt Yglesias on The Vergecast.