Fri, 2 September 2016
David Waldman takes us to the Labor Day weekend. Ride a bike, eat a hotdog, and even enjoy a special all-new, pre-recorded KITM show!
Will we still have hotdogs once there are taco trucks on every corner? Are votes on immigration moved by facts or feelings? When does Donald Trump’s speeches segue from hard-edged to hate speech? What happens when someone bases a campaign around “victims helpless before a looming threat from dangerous, predatory outsiders”?
Greg Dworkin does not view this as a “Jump Ball” election. Here are tips for reading polls like a pro. Meanwhile, one side is smiling, the other side is sweating. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. Donald Trump’s black outreach is a scripted, one on one, post-edited, infomercial, rather than risking a press conference. Hillary Clinton doesn’t like press conferences either.
Read this blockbuster exposé of Roger Ailes in New York magazine. You won’t be able to put it down—David couldn’t, and he was doing his show at the time! Ailes doesn’t work at Fox anymore, Corey Lewandowski still works at CNN, but the two will be helping Donald Trump prep for the debates.
Here’s some stuff to thumb through while the grill heats up: In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 people to a plantation. Georgetown hopes to make up for their legacy by giving admissions preference to the slaves’ descendants.
A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a series!