Interesting Stuff I Read Today, 12/3/18

This idea popped into my head while I was on a long drive around Thanksgiving. I spend a lot of time reading each day, and some of it is pretty interesting. So, I’m going to endeavor each day to post links to interesting things I read, and we’ll see how it goes. The subject matter is likely to be all over the place because I read about a lot of stuff.

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  • A thoughtful column by Aymann Ismail about CNN firing Marc Lamont Hill. According to Ismail, the “river to the sea” line from Hill’s speech is commonly used, including by Likud, a center-right Israeli political party.
  • And this from David Schraub, which gives an in-depth view of the history of “river to the sea” and analysis of what it means today.
  • This one is about the world building expertise of N.K. Jemisin, who is one of my favorite writers. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy won the Hugo Award three consecutive times.
  • Illuminating article from Ben Falk at Cleaning the Glass about the always-evolving tactical battle between NBA coaches. This one, from a couple weeks ago, is about teams using weakside empty screen/roll sets. Lots of video examples and clear descriptions. ($)
  • A nerdy analysis of whether Trump’s recent tweets about Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Michael Cohen might violate witness tampering statutes.
  • The always insightful Adam Serwer with a column about the GOP’s efforts to reduce the influence of minority voters, and how it shouldn’t fall to the only black Republican senator to take a stand against voter disenfranchisement.
  • This guy made an 18-page “Perjury Chart” which shows Trump associates’ false or misleading statements on Russia to federal authorities, that we know about so far.
  • A look at why Darren Collison isn’t making shots this season by my pal Tony East. It doesn’t exactly answer the question, but the analysis was interesting.
  • An AP story about how the GOP continues to disgrace itself and America and push further into the future the point at which I’d even consider voting for a Republican candidate. This time, it’s Wisconsin.

Oh yeah, not to be left out, I’m reading Lights Out In Wonderland by DBC Pierre, a novel about an anti-capitalist who has decided to off himself, but not yet. I’m 75 pages in, and so far would highly recommend it.

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One thought on “Interesting Stuff I Read Today, 12/3/18

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I’m generally pretty interested in your musings. Many of these would appear to be of interest to me. I believe we have largely similar political beliefs.

    I was a little confused by the $ means you need a subscription. link to explanation?

    Thanks

    -jim

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