Time is getting short! Elections are less than 36 days away!
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STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
I have been volunteering in an albergue on the Camino De Santiago for the past week. I’ve met several Americans who have been on the road, and disconnected from current events to an enviable degree. One guy pointedly said he didn’t want to know what was going on back in the States. He’ll find out soon enough, I guess. As long as he’s home before Election Day.
View from outside:
New York Times: ‘I Don’t Think People in the U.S. Know How Closely We’re Watching This’ by Geneva Abdul and Lela Moore
“We have been watching the downfall of the American democracy for a while now...”
Slate: The White House Is Making Sure the Limited FBI Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh’s Past Is Very, Very Limited by Matthew Dessem
The White House has given the FBI a list of witnesses it is permitted to interview and topics it is permitted to ask about.
The Arena: Crush the Midterms 2018
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Yahoo News: Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research by Caitlin Dickson
Washington Post Retropolis: The scathing ad 1,600 black women bought to oppose Clarence Thomas by DeNeen L. Brown
The Atlantic: Laughter at the UN by James Fallows
They say it’s the best medicine.
Vox: Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart by Alvin Chang.
You can see the graphic below.
Alvin Chang from Vox went "through the transcript of the hearing and noted every single time a question was asked of Ford and Kavanaugh. (...) Then [he] noted every instance in which they answered the question or said they didn’t know the answer — and [he] also noted every time they either refused to answer or gave an answer that didn’t address the question." The results are shown above; blue means answered the question, red means did not answer the question.
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