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Impeachment.fyi

Impeachment.fyi

The trial against Donald Trump is officially underway. The judge and the jury (all senators) have been sworn in, the actual trial will begin next week. Which makes today the perfect day for subscribing to Impeachment.fyi, the best way to follow the proceedings without getting overwhelmed. For months now, Dan Sinker, journalist and maker of all kinds of great things, has produced a concise daily summary of what one needs to know about the impeachment.

Published in Weekly Filet #285

The Candidates: Elizabeth Warren

The Daily

A profile of a politician like I’ve never heard it before. Michael Barbaro and the team at «The Daily» portray Elizabeth Warren in a wonderful, novel way and explain how she became the woman who is now running for president of the United States (and who would be, as she said yesterday, «the youngest woman ever inaugurated».

Published in Weekly Filet #281

How to Look Away

The Atlantic

The best piece I’ve read all week on the USA’s infamous treatment of immigrant children. On photographs as «a grammar and an ethics of seeing» and how Trump’s allies are «attempting to destabilize not just the facts on the ground, but also another kind of truth: The emotions most humans will feel.»

Published in Weekly Filet #277

How to Reduce Shootings

The New York Times

This is what a visual and data-driven opinion piece looks like. The NYT has been doing more of these recently and is slowly changing the standard of what defines a good opinion piece.

Published in Weekly Filet #255

The 2nd Amendment is 145 characters. How would you rewrite it?

Los Angeles Times

Sadly, massacres like the one in Las Vegas this week, are always followed by the exact same cascade of reactions and non-actions. If you followed the news, you have – once again – learned how unique the USA is in terms of gun violence, you’ve heard the calls for action and the pushbacks referencing the 2nd amendment. It’s almost numbingly predictable. Here’s where I think the LA Times had a good, novel idea: The 2nd amendment is 226 years old – and deemed outdated by some (because arms looked a little different back then…). So the Times asked their readers: How should it be rewritten?

Published in Weekly Filet #250

Goodbye, Pepe

The Baffler

The alt-right is over, at least as we know it. Counterintuitive, but Andrea Nagle makes a solid case for it.

Published in Weekly Filet #245