Informed Weekend: 10 Links I Learned From This Week (Vol. 29)

Here are the ten(ish) links I learned from this week:

  1. This week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA
    1. The Democratic Convention is Off to a Rocky Start (FiveThirtyEight)
    2. Michelle Obama’s Speech for the Ages (The Atlantic)
    3. Video: Barak Obama’s full remarks at the 2016 DNC (Vox)
    4. Hillary Does it Again (The Atlantic)
  2. The DNC e-mail leak, explained (Vox)
    1. Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign (The New York Times)
    2. Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down as Democratic Chair After Convention (NPR)
  3. Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it. (The Washington Post)
  4. Yes, Slaves Did Help Build the White House (The New York Times)
  5. Why Obama campaigning for Clinton is unusual – and historic (Vox)
  6. The economics of Donald Trump’s wall (The Economist)
  7. The research is clear: electing more women changes how government works (Vox)
  8. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now Equally Unpopular (FiveThirtyEight)
    1. Further Reading: Election Update: Why Our Model is Bullish on Trump, For Now (FiveThirtyEight)
  9. Where the Election Goes From Here (FiveThirtyEight)

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3 thoughts on “Informed Weekend: 10 Links I Learned From This Week (Vol. 29)

  1. After reading the Vox article about the DNC email leaks and many other VOX articles from this mailing list over the weeks, I have concluded that Vox is a far left mouthpiece willing to do anything to protect the nominee of the Democrat party. In their article they say there were no bombshells in the email leak. I very much disagree with this statement and think the party elites rigging the election for their favored candidate is in fact a bombshell.

    • Miles, what do you think about the statements in the NYT and the other listed articles about their treatment with the DNC e-mail list? Do you think they are left-leaning? How so?

  2. Living in Southern California the idea of Trump building a wall has gained the attention of many in my community. It is a interesting topic and wanted to learn more and the article about the economics of the proposed wall grabbed my attention. Mr. Trump proposed it would cost around 10 billion but according to analyst that number would be in the 15-25 billion dollar range. He also stated the money will be built with Mexican money. That did not sit well with Mexico and was immediately brushed off. My question when looking at these number is it worth it? Is there a problem, yes, but are there a lot bigger problems that so much money could fix. Also I feel building a wall could send a negative perception of our country moving forward, one that would push away the idea of inclusion.

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