Christmas is just three days away! Well, I suppose I should count today since we’re just getting started, so four days. But it’s almost Christmas! Which means it’s almost New Year’s. Which means 2017, an absolute canker sore of a year, is nearly over. The bad news is that 2018 is probably going to be a hot, festering mess, too. But hey, one year at a time.
5 Things to Read Today (12/22/17)
Vanity Fair: “I Have Power”: Is Steve Bannon Running For President?
“On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump’s former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss – and his own political ambitions.”
FiveThirtyEight: Creating the Next Bechdel Test
“The Bechdel-Wallace Test — more commonly abbreviated to the Bechdel Test — asks two simple questions of a movie: Does it have at least two named female characters? And do those characters have at least one conversation that is not about a man? A surprising number of films fail the test. Although the test is punchy and has become pervasive, it doesn’t address the core inequalities in Hollywood films.”
Business Insider: Roy Moore, who still has yet to concede, is posting conspiracies and going after Doug Jones’ gay son on Facebook
“It’s been more than a week since embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore lost a special Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones — and he still hasn’t conceded.”
Bloomberg: California Leads U.S. Economy, Away From Trump
“Whatever the president says, this state does the opposite. It’s working.”
The Hill: FBI deputy confirmed to Congress that Comey told him about Trump loyalty pledge: report
“FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified before the House Intelligence Committee that former FBI Director James Comey told him about conversations he had with President Trump, including Trump’s request for loyalty, according to a new report.”