Till the End of the Week

Well, so ends another week. Here’s a couple of things to maybe keep you busy:

At least 40 were killed in a series of bombings Friday in Baghdad. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber attacked the U.S. consulate in Irbril in northern Iraq, killing one and injuring five.

Reminder that it’s been five months since Loretta Lynch was nominated for attorney general, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell still won’t allow a vote. Minority Leader Harry Reid may try to force a vote, which probably won’t work.

What we get wrong about lobbying and corruption.

How ‘negative partisanship’ has transformed American politics.

Changing the culture of policing from a warrior mindset to making police community guardians will mean revolutionizing how police training is done.

Undocumented workers pay nearly $12 billion in taxes.

Choire Sicha’s review of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is great and you should read it.

New legislation could have a woman replace History’s Greatest Monster on the twenty-dollar bill. I hope it passes. Sic semper tyrannis.

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger is in danger.

Former Republican senator and governor Lincoln Chafee is going to run for president as a Democrat for some reason. Probably boredom.

Sábado Gigante, the longest-running variety show on television, is getting canceled after 53 years.

This is the original theatrical trailer for Star Wars from 1976. It’s SO weird:

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