Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 8:00am

5TtRT: Erik Prince, disaster politics, Paul Manafort, animal abuse & 2-minute cookies

Erik Prince, disaster politics, Paul Manafort, animal abuse & 2-minute cookies

If you only read one thing on this list today, you should check out that two-minute cookie situation. This damn year has made me want a fresh, warm cookie about every ten minutes so far.

Five Things To Read Today (9/6/17)

NPR: 4 Insights About Blackwater Founder Erik Prince
“In a series of television interviews and op-eds, Prince has waged an active public campaign for his plan to reshape the war in Afghanistan.”

FiveThirtyEight: Disaster Politics Can Get In The Way Of Disaster Preparedness
“Of course, public safety, not politics, is the top concern right now, but because victims often rely on the government to help them prepare for and recover from a natural disaster, the two are often intertwined.”

Vox: Paul Manafort’s central role in the Trump-Russia investigation, explained
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation about Russian collusion has increasingly appeared to zero in on one particular Trump associate: Paul Manafort.”

The Atlantic: The Link Between Animal Abuse and Murder
“The person who dug up this hard evidence against Vick—by literally exhuming the bodies of dead fighting dogs and proving they’d been hanged—was Melinda Merck. An ace at forensics, Merck has helped crack cases involving crimes from pedophilia to drug dealing.”

Lifehacker: You Can Make an Emergency Cookie in Two Minutes
“Do you ever have those moments when you just need a warm chocolate chip cookie, but don’t feel like making several dozen? I know I do, which is why I am happy to have found this 2-minute cookie recipe from Epicurious.”

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