Thoughts & Essays

Robert Mugabe, Netflix, Facebook & Google, Dorian & Trump, & Climate Change

Yay, it’s Friday! 🎉🍻

Robert Mugabe died, Netflix has what sounds alike a really cool docudrama coming out, Facebook and Google are facing antitrust investigations, Trump’s still on his BS about Dorian hitting Alabama, and a look at the arguments for and against nuclear power to fight climate change.

NPR: Robert Mugabe, Veteran President Of Zimbabwe, Dead At 95 – Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, died. He became president after Zimbabwe won independence from Britain, started out as a model leader, and then descended into dictatorship.

ProPublica: Netflix Series Based on Our Work Explores Costs of Not Believing Rape Victims – Back in 2015, ProPublica, along with the Marshall Project and This American Life, reported and wrote “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve ever read. Netflix will be debuting an eight-part docudrama based on the story and the issues it covers.

AP: As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes – More antitrust investigations for Facebook and Google.

Washington Post: Trump suggests media should apologize to him for his erroneous Alabama claim – Yup, we’re still on Trump’s idiot Alabama thing. He refuses to give it up. I see a lot of stuff about “this is a distraction” and “what aren’t we talking about while he does this,” as usual, and it’s like, No, y’all don’t get it. This might serve as a distraction, sure. But he’s doing it because he cannot physically accept that he made a mistake. This is a symptom of his broken mind.

Vox: A beginner’s guide to the debate over nuclear power and climate change – Great read here, touching on the highlights of the arguments for and against nuclear power as it relates to climate change.