The New Blue and Red: An Educational Split Is Replacing the Culture War

What I am reading: Hillary Clinton has built a commanding lead over Donald J. Trump in national polls, but she still has one big weakness: white working-class voters, especially…, The New Blue and Red: An Educational Split Is Replacing the Culture War, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/upshot/the-new-blue-and-red-educational-split-is-replacing-the-culture-war.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The West Is Burning, And Climate Change Is Partly To Blame

What I am reading: So far this year, wildfires have scorched nearly 5 million acres in the U.S. That sounds like a lot, but compared to 2015, the season has been downright tame.…, The West Is Burning, And Climate Change Is Partly To Blame, http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-west-is-burning-and-climate-change-is-partly-to-blame/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

What I am reading: You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. More Culture 70 percent Percentage of food manufacturers’…, Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/significant-digits-for-friday-oct-14-2016/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Anatomy of a Media Conspiracy – NYTimes.com

What I am reading: Hillary Clinton speaking to members of the media aboard her campaign plane on Sept. 6. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Look, Mom, there I am in WikiLeaks. Right…, Anatomy of a Media Conspiracy – NYTimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/magazine/anatomy-of-a-media-conspiracy.html?nytmobile=0, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech

What I am reading: Billy Bush, then with “Access Hollywood,” interviewing Donald J. Trump in 2015. Rob Kim/Getty Images What if Billy Bush had just changed the subject? As…, Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/science/donald-trump-billy-bush-offensive-speech.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

A Great Fight of Our Times

What I am reading: A portrait of the Bragg family, of Pittsburgh. Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris/Carnegie Museum of Art, via Getty Images Think, for a moment, about the stories that your…, A Great Fight of Our Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/opinion/a-great-fight-of-our-times.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security

What I am reading: , Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/technology/ron-wyden-discusses-encryption-data-privacy-and-security.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,