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Scripting News: Facebook is not thriving, for me

"I don't feel it's too hyper to say Facebook is dying."

Fire and Fury Is a Perfectly Postmodern White House Book - The Atlantic

" Wolff has written a self-conscious, untrustworthy, postmodern White House book. How else, he might argue, can you write about a group as self-conscious, untrustworthy, and postmodern as this crew? Of course, that is not the only possible answer. You can resist the culture as well as embracing it, and the majority of journalists—and of Trump’s critics and opponents—have done exactly that, continuing to insist on standards of factuality and decency that Trump blithely ignores. What makes Fire and Fury important is that it is not just about Trump, but a product of the same culture that produced Trump: It is “reality” journalism, in the same way that Trump is a “reality” character. And the vast success of the book may be a sign that, in journalism as in literature and politics, “reality,” rather than old-fashioned truth, is the wave of the future."

Trump's 'Shithole' Remark Dismantles the Economic Argument Against Immigrants - The Atlantic

""Donald Trump's widely reported 'shithole' remark dismantles the economic argument against foreigners.

Day 358 | What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Our collective happiness on Twitter reaches a new low

"The Hedonometer measures the average happiness of Twitter on a daily basis and the shooting in Las Vegas has pushed the index to a new low. (...) The two other lowest scores have occurred in the past year and a half: the mass shooting of Dallas police officers and the election of Donald Trump, which is the only non-shooting or non-terror attack to achieve such a low score in the 9-year history of the index."

London’s Uber Ban Raises Questions on Race and Immigration - The New York Times

Would London be trying to ban Uber if its drivers were white and English?

America's gun problem, explained - Vox

The scale of America's gun problem is stark when compared to the rest of the developed world.

Every Member of Congress Who Took Money From the NRA and Tweeted 'Thoughts and Prayers' to Las Vegas

Mass Shooting Tracker

Eli Finkel on His Theory of the All-or-Nothing Marriage - The Atlantic