Insider.com: We hired the author of ‘Black Hawk Down’ and an illustrator from ‘Archer’ to adapt the Mueller report so you’ll actually read it
The Insider commissioned Mark Bowder, author of Black Hawk Down, and Chad Hurd, art director of the cartoon, Archer, to produce an abridged, narrative-style version of the Mueller Report, complete with illustrations.
Look, if you haven’t been able to read the Mueller Report, I’m not going to shame you for that. I bought a copy for my Kindle from Amazon, and guys, that sucker is dense. I am an excellent and experienced reader of dense tomes, and I’ve barely made any headway plowing through this damn thing. So I’m certainly not going to crap on anyone else for having trouble with it.
The insider version is still a long read, but far, far less than 400+ pages, and also written in a narrative style, which makes it hella easier to read. Plus, awesome little cartoons by a guy who works on Archer. Check it out.
I have a sinus infection and a lot of work to do, so I’m just going to drop this story here real quick for y’all to check out: “Cuomo Signs a Bill to Allow Release of Trump’s State Tax Returns.”
As the battle over President Trump’s federal taxes intensifies in Washington, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill on Monday to allow congressional committees to access the president’s state tax returns.
Image Credit: Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore.
John Mulaney on Trump and politics.
Just popping in real quick on a busy day to point out this appalling story.
Vox: In a private Facebook group, Border Patrol agents reportedly joked about dead migrants
According to ProPublica, roughly 9,500 people are part of the Facebook group, called “I’m 10-15” — a reference to the Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody” — created in August 2016. In postings, members mocked the deaths of migrants, posted about throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress, and targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) with fake illustrations of her engaging in oral sex with migrants and President Donald Trump.
ICE and Border Patrol need to be deeply and thoroughly reformed. Abolished and rebuilt from the ground up as a more humane and effective organization, investigated from top to bottom. Bad agents/employees (including members of this gawdawful Facebook group) need to be not just fired, but blacklisted from government service, police service, and military service. This agency, as it stands, is unsalvageable.