Tuesday 10/27/20 Recommended read

Barack Obama in The New Yorker on the sausage grinding involved in getting the ACA passed. Regardless of how you feel about him or the ACA, he’s worth reading. Sometimes I think I should better appreciate being alive at the same time he was president. He’s the best we’ve had in my lifetime, and is by far the best orator to occupy that job in it’s history. I mean, my politics lie far to the left of him. There are a lot of things I don’t love about the man, but I’m glad he’s still writing and can appreciate his point of view.

Reads and things: Thursday 10/22/20

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the NYTimes on the Sars protests in Nigeria

Dora Mekouar in VOA News on the upcoming US election

Rob Garver in VOA News on the upcoming US election

Must listen: Satirist Tom Lehrer puts his entire catalog in the public domain

Must watch: Frontline October 20th 2020 episode: Whose Vote Counts featuring correspondent Jelani Cobb.

Spencer S. Hsu and Kareem Fahim’s reporting in the Washington Post on Jamal Kashoggi’s fiancé Hatice Cengiz and DAWN’s lawsuit

That’s all for now.