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Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

washingtonpost.com – Jul 22 – DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of…
Ron Fournier RT @rorycooper: While I don't want to reward WaPo pretending they'd ever endorse a Republican for president, this is exactly right: t.co/E4VyIz2B1T
Zack Cooper RT @vivian: Extraordinary editorial from @washingtonpost re Trump. Share this with everyone you know, and don't know. t.co/tron4LkbXd
Chris Arnade RT @vivian: Extraordinary editorial from @washingtonpost re Trump. Share this with everyone you know, and don't know. t.co/tron4LkbXd
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Donald Trump Is Crazy, and So Is the GOP for Embracing Him

weeklystandard.com – William Kristol – Jul 22, 11:41 PM – The Weekly Standard http://assets.weeklystandard.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tws15/images/logo-large.png The Weekly Standard 2016 Washington, DC Politics 2016-07-22…
David J. Lynch A conservative publication's tough take on Trump t.co/TjKQ3MeXOe
Campbell Brown "Republican nominee for president made comments Friday one might expect from a patient in a mental institution" t.co/YgRgmdJqzR
Ron Fournier RT @stephenfhayes: Trump revives Cruz/Lee Harvey Oswald conspiracy theory. "This isn't the behavior of a rational, stable individual." t.co/FLAEwgWKeT
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Search the DNC email database

WikiLeaks – The thesis: we hand out thumb drives at events, which could infect the reporters/attendees' computers. So that means that we're bad at cybersecurity. Okay. Buzzfeed: These Experts Think The DNC And RNC Are Both Horrible At…
Zhan Li RT @sheeraf: So the DNC mocked my story about their bad cybersecurity in an email just leaked on Wikileaks... and scene. t.co/5SPQA7CfAo
Marie Le Conte RT @sheeraf: So the DNC mocked my story about their bad cybersecurity in an email just leaked on Wikileaks... and scene. t.co/5SPQA7CfAo
SIRF RT @jtLOL: you should probably start thinking about deleting your account, @ericmwalker t.co/jECyUsuUaG
Miriam Elder RT @sheeraf: So the DNC mocked my story about their bad cybersecurity in an email just leaked on Wikileaks... and scene. t.co/5SPQA7CfAo
Lainna Fader RT @sheeraf: So the DNC mocked my story about their bad cybersecurity in an email just leaked on Wikileaks... and scene. t.co/5SPQA7CfAo
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Which Countries' Terrorist Attacks Are Ignored By The U.S. Media?

FiveThirtyEight – Milo Beckman – Jul 19, 11:49 AM – When a man drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, France, on Thursday night, the act of mass violence set off another all-too-familiar cycle of outrage, mourning and political gamesmanship. Media outlets ran stories of tragedy and heroism ;…
Diane Lim RT @dinapomeranz: .@nytimes is more likely to report on terrorism attack the higher the GDP where it happened t.co/q0CHSogf2J t.co/cbfr6iEoOO
Joe Parkinson Interesting @FiveThirtyEight analysis shows @nytimes coverage of terror attacks conditioned by GDP,cultural affinity t.co/9tZ9OhPJFq
Lars Christensen RT @dinapomeranz: .@nytimes is more likely to report on terrorism attack the higher the GDP where it happened t.co/q0CHSogf2J t.co/cbfr6iEoOO
Anthony De Rosa RT @dinapomeranz: .@nytimes is more likely to report on terrorism attack the higher the GDP where it happened t.co/q0CHSogf2J t.co/cbfr6iEoOO
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Search the DNC email database

WikiLeaks – If you have any issues talk to WikiLeaks. We are the global experts in source protection – it is a complex field. Even those who mean well often do not have the experience or expertise to advise properly. This includes other media…
Edward-Isaac Dovere Hillary can't fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She has a term through January unless specially voted out by DNC t.co/BbUbr8jdWD
Andrew Stiles RT @DrJillStein: #DNCLeak shows: ✔Collusion between DNC & media ✔Plotting to smear Sanders ✔Questionable fundraising for HRC & DNC t.co/lwmp64KwuS
Steven Duckering RT @wikileaks: Many people say @Twitter is censoring links to #DNCLeak emails. Please search t.co/kpFxYDoNyX select a result and try posting.
Mehran Khalili RT @DrJillStein: #DNCLeak shows: ✔Collusion between DNC & media ✔Plotting to smear Sanders ✔Questionable fundraising for HRC & DNC t.co/lwmp64KwuS
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With Pick, Hillary Clinton Signals She's Looking Past Inauguration Day

nytimes.com Patrick Healy (@patrickhealy) – Jul 22, 6:27 PM – They align on policy and style. Mr. Kaine is a strong advocate of gun control, opposes the death penalty and favored the Iran nuclear deal. He has also backed some restrictions on abortion and is a strong supporter of Israel. While he holds many…
Josh Kraushaar RT @ron_fournier: Clinton/Trump made strong picks. Trump treats his like potted plant. Clinton won't, which makes it the smarter pick t.co/xf9WglQKFK
Ron Fournier Clinton/Trump made strong picks. Trump treats his like potted plant. Clinton won't, which makes it the smarter pick t.co/xf9WglQKFK
Antone Johnson Forgot Tim Kaine is fluent in Spanish. One of many appealing attributes looking toward the future of Dem party. t.co/WpfLCBIZK5
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One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor

money.cnn.com – Octavio Blanco – Jul 21 – Fei-Fei Li arrived in the U.S. from China at age 16 with many big dreams. And it took many odd jobs to help her achieve them. Luckily, she was smart -- and extremely driven. And today, she's the director of Stanford University's artificial…
Carlos Ribeiro RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
Balaji S. Srinivasan RT @mdcranney: One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor July 22 - CNNMoney t.co/lLeOkHetLJ
gogoking RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
Sonal Chokshi RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
Ina Fried RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
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The R.N.C. on TV: Ivanka's Weaponized Graciousness

The New Yorker – Emily Nussbaum – Jul 22, 3:44 PM – Imagine Donald Trump without Ivanka. A real-estate shyster who treated the Miss Universe Pageant as a petting zoo. A reality-TV star, married three times, who leaked his affairs to the tabloids. The first wife he dumped because she worked too much.
Mike Drucker RT @DanaSchwartzzz: A brilliant opening paragraph from @emilynussbaum and a brilliant, damning argument. Read: t.co/U3Hy0Zm65y t.co/nmbNL1deqW
Lisa Tozzi RT @emilynussbaum: My blogpost on Ivanka's Weaponized Graciousness: t.co/y339OxWfLR
Amy It's his kid. C'mon. Not everything is a "take" t.co/9uvr1mggOE
TechBanker Standard media take is that Ivanka is sort of hostage Trump's crazy. What if...she's just as power hungry as he is? t.co/uX2CJ50CHd
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More on Donald Trump and the Justice Department

lawfareblog.com – Jun 7, 9:27 AM – I received an email yesterday from a career Justice Department lawyer—whom I had not previously met—in connection with my recent rumination on the consequences for the Justice Department of a Donald Trump presidency. “I am... a…
James Taranto Does anyone in the bureaucracy worry like this about Mrs. Clinton? t.co/9jmjngwsMv t.co/4S1b5xMsRE
Tobias Harris The distinction between how career civil servants and potential political appointees is important. t.co/H6mhftV4ev
Tamara Cofman Wittes RT @dandrezner: .@benjaminwittes's sage advice for bureaucrats in a Trump adm applies equally well to the foreign policy community. t.co/WA4HsTXAF0
Jack Goldsmith RT @dandrezner: .@benjaminwittes's sage advice for bureaucrats in a Trump adm applies equally well to the foreign policy community. t.co/WA4HsTXAF0
Brendan Nyhan Serious conversations about mass resignations (and why they would be bad) t.co/ztaijzi5KJ
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WikiLeaks Just Published Tons of Personal Data Like a Bunch of Dickheads

Gizmodo – Michael Nunez – Jul 22, 10:55 AM – WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “ Collateral Murder…
Alex Bowles I remember when his "principle" was that privacy should be inversely proportional to power t.co/bYiZTbSHxE
Garance Franke-Ruta RT @chrislhayes: is there any possible public-interest rationale for posting people's social security and credit card numbers? t.co/aNWbtYowZP
James Fallows It's a huge boost for identity-theft + credit-card-fraud industries Changing CC# is PITA but doable. SSN bigger prob t.co/tHTDXdJv1m