Pictured : the only coal people still approve of mining. Although, come to think of it, you can automate coal production in Minecraft, even in vanilla, now.
There’s a new poll out that says Americans’ trust in the news is growing again. There’s a nice article from the Atlantic about Tom Petty, and an amazing read about mental illness in the Pacific Standard. FiveThirtyEight has an excellent article about gun violence today, and Media Matters is knocking down a hoax about a trucking strike in Puerto Rico.
Today we’ve got stories about how the DHS is invading the privacy of immigrants, including legal immigrants, a fake news purveyor who appears to have died of a drug overdose, Trump’s tax cut which is, as predicted, awful, bed bugs (yay, science!), and Jared Kushner’s private email.
Ok, seriously, WTF is up with Scott Pruitt? Is he suffering from some kind of clinical paranoia? I feel like someone should look into that – that dude is going way above and beyond what should be required for an EPA head’s security.
Lots of people are reporting that the Trumpcare zombie has been forced back into its grave, but the deadline for repealing Obamacare using the budget reconciliation method is September 30, so I’m not calling a time of death until October 1st, folks.