First Reading, vol. 7
I'm writing from the ROW Hotel in NYC today, and saw Hamilton on Broadway last night. Like everyone else on the planet I thought it was amazing. Between that and hearing Doris Kearns Goodwin speak at NCSL in Boston on Wednesday - I've decided that perhaps I need to become an amateur historian of American presidents (and hopefuls!). Being #basic as I am - I've decided that I need to download Chernow's Alexander Hamilton biography for the flight home. Other things I've been taking in include:
- 10 Senate seats most likely to flip party in 2018 according to CNN. Spoiler Alert: none are in Texas.
- Bustle names 9 women in politics who never got credit for their work and Ann Richards is one of them.
- "I'm not sexist." That Google guy stands behind his memo stating that women may not be suited for tech jobs, via the Washington Post.
- More women are running for office in Kenya - but they paying a violent price, via Foreign Policy.
- According to The Nation, Virginia Democrats have a problem that women could help fix, and in Maryland a Democratic woman has announced for Governor.
After a LONG trip this week and another coming up next week - I'm very ready for a couple of days at home in Austin with my family and queso.