A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.
New York Times Magazine: Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. It’s Children Lost.
GQ: A Most American Tourist: The Making of Dylann Roof (LOOONG, but….wow….).
When you’re done reading it, listen to this Longform podcast with the writer.
Parent.co: How to get on with your in-laws (I have pretty good ones, but…I know not everyone does. Some useful advice here if you’re in the later category.)
NY Times: Only Mass Deportation Can Save America
“Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America. Maybe they should leave, so that we can replace them with new and better ones: newcomers who are more appreciative of what the United States has to offer, more ambitious for themselves and their children, and more willing to sacrifice for the future. In other words, just the kind of people we used to be — when “we” had just come off the boat.”
Washington Post: How 9/11 triggered democracy’s decline (I thought I was the only one who thought this…guess I’m not).
“Osama bin Laden famously promised to expose America’s decadent culture and destroy the United States. Despite his death at the hands of U.S. Special Operations forces in 2011, he accomplished many of his goals.
Since Sept. 11, 2001 …The federal government has enabled increased surveillance of citizens, including phone and email usage, without a new body of law to ensure privacy. Aggressive interrogation and deportation of individuals residing within the United States have escalated during this period without necessary protections against intimidation, racial profiling and cruelty. As a whole, the federal government has pulled back from enforcing rights, allowing unequal treatment of citizens to deepen in law enforcement, housing, employment and education.”