Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Ezra Klein for the New York Times: “The Senate Has Become a Dadaist Nightmare”
Uché Blackstock and Oni Blackstock for the Washington Post: “White Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Higher Rates Than Black Americans. Such Inequity Cannot Stand.”
Shreya Kangovi and Uché Blackstock for the Washington Post: “Community Health Workers Are Essential in This Crisis. We Need More of Them.”
Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “The QAnon Delusion Has Not Loosened Its Grip”
David Blight’s Open Yale Course: “HIST 119: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877”
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, by Liaquat Ahamed
Monica Potts for The New York Times: “In the Land of Self-Defeat”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: Moe Tkacik for Slate: “The Lousy Tippers of the Trump Administration”
John: Vala Afshar’s tweet of a clip from DisruptTV, Episode 91.
David: Stefanos Chen for the New York Times: “The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks”
Listener chatter from Phillip Cleveland @pwcleveland: a Twitter thread by Mark R. Miller
@4T9NER about a family photograph
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, listener Norman Townsend asks John, Emily, and David to discuss David’s new startup, CityCast.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.