Hump-Day Song of the Week: Give the People What They Want by the Kinks

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Til the End of the Day

Here are some good things to read since we haven’t been posting that much here:

This profile of Megan Phelps-Roper, who once ran the Westboro Baptist’s Twitter account and has since left the church is great.

Then you should read this heartbreaking piece on the suicide problem in Silicon Valley.

Here’s a great piece about the Stade de France.

If you haven’t seen it yet, probably should read Bill Simmon’s interview with President Obama.

I shouldn’t have to tell you, but always read Charlie Pierce.

Trump and Huckabee say northern states like Minnesota are too cold for Syrian refugees, which is not just super-racist, but is also just factually incorrect. Just ask the Somalians and Burmese who are already there, or the Laotians I grew up next to in Vermont.

 

Morning Constitutional – Monday, 9 November 2015

Good morning, everybody. Whitney Port and Tim Rosenmann got married. Here’s your morning constitutional:

While votes are still being counted, the opposition party in Myanmar is confident of a landslide victory in Sunday’s first free elections in 35 years.

Catalonia’s regional legislature voted Monday in favor of a resolution to secede from Spain

University of Missouri faculty will begin a two-day walkout on Monday in solidarity with student activists who say the university has done little to address campus racism. Meanwhile, Mizzou football players have threatened to boycott the team’s remaining games this season.

President Obama is set to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday for the first time since the Iran deal.

Parts of an Australian-run detention center were on fire Monday amid anger due to the death of a Kurdish Iranian refugee over the weekend.

On the decline of U.S. swing voters.

The U.S. uninsured rate hit a record low 9 percent. Americans who are most satisfied with their health care are those with government health care plans.

Finally, robbery suspect hands police victim’s ID when asked for identification.