Webtacular World Issue # 304, September 29, 2019

Greetings Webtaculators. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Floodgates Are Open Wide
Why: Because the extreme amount of anti-American policy and dealings currently being uncovered in the rapid evolution of the Trump impeachment process is staggering. The highly questionable actions are being carried out by many members of the Executive branch, including the Department of Justice, non-government entities, like Giuliani, and lobbying groups like the NRA. What a time to be alive.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Don’t Work For Americans
Why: Because when combined with Trump’s international tariff crusade, 69.9% of Americans have lost money that they otherwise would have made. This is an aside from the people who actually rely on government assistance.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: It Is Legal For People To Immigrate To The US
Why: Because regardless of the Trump administration’s xenophobia, the courts sided with immigrants’ rights in multiple cases on Friday.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Attacking Our World
Why: Because the Trump Administration has set the EPA after California to try to limit it’s ability to curtail vehicle emissions while at the same time saying California is failing to meet air and water quality standards. The EPA is blatantly failing it’s duty to protect the environment and the people of the United States in taking up these causes.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Bye Bochy
Why: Because the guy who led the SF Giants to 3 miraculous even years of baseball is retiring.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: This Movie Already Exists In My Head
Why: Because Scorsese made a mob movie with essentially every heavy hitter who has ever been in one.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Kanye, I Guess
Why: Because Kanye West is a gospel rapper now, or something. Whatever. FYI, It’s no longer Sunday on the East Coast, so Kanye is late, again.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Failure Of Humanity To Protect Itself
Why: Because the proliferation of child sexual abuse online is only getting worse.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: When The Greats Are No Longer Great
Why: Because as taste and norms change, some of the best novels of the past no longer look as good as they once did.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Two Thoughts On Design
Why: Because the evolution of difficulty and non-player characters both have impacted how video games tell there stories, and how players are able to experience them.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: How To Skate; How To Make A Guitar; Why People Actually Want Self Driving Cars
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Porche Taycan
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,
Brian
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
The Internet You Didn’t Know You Needed™

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