House Investigates Brian Kemp ; The Sharing Economy Was Always a Scam ; and More Picks 3/8

Georgia’s Voting Problems Are Now Under House Investigation (Chris)

From Rolling Stone: “Rep. Jamie Raskin explains the new inquiry directed at Brian Kemp, the controversial former Georgia Secretary of State who oversaw his own election as governor.”

Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones (Chris)

The author writes, “According to two former top NSA officials … there is no credible reason to believe that NSA phone surveillance has truly been shut down.”

Trump Is a Mental Health Story (Jeff C.)

The author writes, “I tried an experiment the other day. To make sense of Trump’s behavior, I did not call foreign policy experts or pundits. That would be like calling an astrologer to explain a flu pandemic. Instead, I called Wendy Behary, who wrote the book Disarming the Narcissist and has treated hundreds of narcissistic clients, including surgeons, Wall Street executives, and other powerful people …. It was one of the most useful conversations I’ve had about Trump in months.”

DoD Knew About Toxic Firefighting Foam, Did Nothing For Decades (Mili)

From the Military Times: “The Pentagon’s decision not to take action to protect military families from decades of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals until a 2016 Environmental Protection Agency warning did not sit well with members of Congress, who questioned Defense Department leadership on the issue at a hearing Wednesday.”

The Sharing Economy Was Always a Scam (Tom)

The author writes, “‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us. Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future.”

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