Debating Trump-Putin Summit ; SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's History ...and More Picks 7/17
How Kushner Runs Real Estate (Russ)
Considering a move to New York City? This article will make you think first before deciding to live in a building managed by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution (Jimmy)
The author writes, “The only thing worse than being lied to is not knowing you’re being lied to. It’s true that plastic pollution is a huge problem, of planetary proportions. And it’s true we could all do more to reduce our plastic footprint. The lie is that blame for the plastic problem is wasteful consumers and that changing our individual habits will fix it.”
A Spirited, Substantive Debate on the Trump-Putin Summit, Russia, and US Politics (Reader Luke)
Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, debate the Trump-Putin summit and more.
Putin’s Offer to Mueller (Dan)
During the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, the Russian president offered a deal to Robert Mueller’s Russia probe: let Russian law enforcement investigate Bill Browder, and you can come to Russia and investigate collusion allegations.
Influential Judge, Loyal Friend, Conservative Warrior — and DC Insider (Jimmy)
The authors write, “Brett Kavanaugh, should he be confirmed, will cement a solid pro-business majority on the nation’s highest court, advancing Mr. Trump’s aim of dismantling the regulatory state, liberating industry from what he sees as burdensome rules. With critical battles over the environment and consumer protection headed for the courts, his ascent would likely achieve for industry incomparably more than all his father’s years of lobbying.”
The Con of Diversity (Reader Luke)
The author writes, “It was a classic example of how the white power structure plays people of color. It decides whom to promote and whom to silence. When then-Maj. Colin Powell helped cover up the 1968 massacre of some 500 civilians at My Lai in Vietnam he was assured a glittering career in the Army. When Barack Obama proved obedient to the Chicago political machine, Wall Street, and the Democratic Party establishment he was promoted to the US Senate and the presidency.”