The news cycle is fast and furious—which is why we shifted through the recent noise and found a few articles we believe matter. These thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world. We hope they do the same for you.
Prosecutors detail Manhattan terror attack: “The charges were filed in civilian court, and not the military system setup for foreign terrorists, a decision that flew in the face of Mr. Trump’s broadsides against the criminal justice system.” (The New York Times)
Our national narratives are still being shaped by lecherous, powerful men: “The accused are men who help to determine what art gets seen and appreciated — and, crucially, paid for...These decisions matter; they shape what kinds of messages audiences receive and what kinds of characters they are exposed to.” (The Cut)
Four civil servants on quitting the Trump Administration: “They had disagreed with superiors over the years, they had been fearful of new regulations and wary of political appointees, but they stayed on because that’s the nature of career work in government. This was different.” (Huffington Post)
Can we talk about the gender pay gap?: “The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s. That gap, put in other terms, means women are working for free 10 weeks a year.” (The Washington Post)
Three questions we should ask about the state of our democracy: “Yet the election of 2016, because it was so unexpected, has pushed existential questions into our politics like never before. Was this election nothing more than a normal rotation of power, one that our democracy has experienced throughout its history, or is this time different?” (Inkstick Media)
Explaining the proposed ‘major, major’ tax cut: “The House Republican tax bill is a clear windfall for corporate America and a roll of the dice for the middle-class families that President Trump promised would be the centerpiece of his economic agenda.” (The New York Times)