On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK
What: My Fury
Why: Because today, I am furious.
Yesterday, the culmination in one of the worst weeks of the year, because yes, things can get worse. Donald Trump remains a clear and present danger to the safety and well-being United States. He announced his support of nationalism as a die-hard follower mailed bombs to numerous current and former politicians, news outlets, and prominent business and entertainment leaders. Days later, Trump continues to personally attack those targeted. He announced his desire for further tax cuts (which is an impossibility due to Congress being out of session). This was while Wall Street wiped out essentially all gains made over the last year.
Most important and closest to me, he has continuously stoked fears of the take over of America by Jews. He continuously attacks George Soros, as Trump and Republicans claim Soros is funding the thousands of refugees fleeing South American violence a ploy to sneak terrorists into the U.S. as part of a globalist (read, Jewish) plot. Yesterday, a man screaming “I just want to kill Jews” did exactly that. Eleven people were murdered in cold blood because the current administration and the Republican party is actively courting antisemitism as part of its platform, and someone finally listened. A man was persuaded by constant Fox News dog-whistles that it was time to murder innocent people in the same synagogue where my cousin completed her conversion, and where a friend and his family continue to call their place of prayer.
As I said: I am furious.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Brazil Turns Fascist
Why: Because it turns out it is exceptionally easy to destroy democracies.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because the tax cuts apparently can’t prop up an economy that well.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Judges Installed During Recess
Why: Because political norms don’t matter.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because Github, essentially, the free “how to” of the internet, is now owned by Microsoft.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Boston Wins World Series
Why: Because LA sucks.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Killer Queen
Why: Because Rami Malek does an amazing job channeling Freddie Mercury.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Call Your Girlfriend To Go Clubbing
Why: Because Robyn’s newest album is basically a deep club chill sesh.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (quick look)
What: Trump’s America
Why: Because this was the mail bomber’s van.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Red Dead 2
Why: Because the game is a sprawling, fully realized masterpiece. It remains unknown as to whether the sacrifices it takes to make such a masterpiece is worth it.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Better World.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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