Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Alex Stamos for the Washington Post: “Enough Is Enough. Here’s What We Should Do to Defend Against the Next Russian Cyberattacks.”
John Dickerson for 60 Minutes: “Excited Delirium: The Controversial Syndrome That Can Be Used to Protect Police From Misconduct Charges”
Matthew Yglesias for Slow Boring: “17 Theses on Pete Buttigieg and the Department of Transportation Emergency Blog Post!”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
John: Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “America, We Have a Problem”; the New Yorker Documentary, Episode 30: “The Man Who Invented More Than Eight Hundred Iconic Toys”
Emily: Daniel Nichanian for the Appeal: “Newly Elected Prosecutors Are Challenging The Death Penalty”; Rob Hayes for KABC: “LA County Da George Gascon’s Plan To Reduce Sentences Sparks Concern From His Own Prosecutors”; Daniel Nichanian’s Twitter feed, @taniel
David: Azam Ahmed for the New York Times: “She Stalked Her Daughter’s Killers Across Mexico, One by One”
Listener chatter from @greenneck: Eric Simons for Bay News: “With Fewer than 2,000 Butterflies Counted So Far, Western Monarch Takes an Astonishing Step Closer to Extinction”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss John’s reporting on “excited delirium,” the dubious medical justification for an increasing number of deaths of young Black men in police custody.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.