They also announce that Hellbent Media is producing 2 new shows with amazing organizations.
Hellbent Presents Crush the Midterms is in conjunction with CrushtheMidterms.org and will focus on how to be the best possible activist and volunteer in the run up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Candid(ate): Real Conversations with Women Running for Office is in partnership with Emily’s List and offers weekly interviews with women running in the 2018 midterms. You’ll hear their stories, their issues and their plans to shape the political landscape in 2019 and beyond.
Both shows are produced by Devon Handy and Varsha Venkatasubramanian. Look for the shows next week and every Tuesday until the midterm elections on November 6, 2018!
- John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81 by Robert D. McFadden (NYTimes)
Jacksonville Shooting and Guns in Schools
- Shooting at Jacksonville Gaming Tournament Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman by Alan Blinder, Christopher Mele, and Patricia Mazzei (NYTimes)
- Betsy DeVos Eyes Federal Education Grants to Put Guns in Schools by Erica L. Green (NYTimes)
When a young man responds to his loss in a video game tournament by calmly gunning down his competitors, there is a problem with violent male entitlement and the coping mechanisms normalized by its toxicity.
Someone had to say it. Don’t @ me.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) August 26, 2018
Healthcare Trash Legislation
- With New Bill, Senate Republicans Eye Damage Control Over Obamacare Lawsuit by Sahil Kapur (Bloomberg)
Failed Voter Suppression
- Georgia County Rejects Plan to Close 7 Polling Places in Majority-Black Area by Richard Fausset (NYTimes)
- Attempted disenfranchisement in the “Black Belt” (Vox Sentences Newsletter)
- Majority-black Georgia county fires consultant who wants to close two-thirds of its polling places by Vanessa Williams (WaPo)
- Proposal to close rural Georgia precincts soundly defeated by Mark Niesse (Politically Georgia)
- Aides expect Trump to go rogue on Manafort pardon by Nancy Cook (Politico)
- A ‘Generationally Perpetuated’ Pattern: Daughters Do More Chores by Claire Cain Miller (NYTimes)
- Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ Banned By French Open by Ron Dicker (HuffPost)
- Explained: The Female Orgasm (Netflix)
Dickwad of the Week: Congressional Republicans
- Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell by Jonathan Swan (Axios)
- The Greatest Disappointment of the Trump Presidency by James Fallows (The Atlantic)