First Reading, 2018 vol. 11
It's an exciting day in the neighborhood - a dog medicine commercial is being shot at the house across the street from me and because my husband had no will power on Amazon Prime day we now have a robot for a vacuum cleaner. I've already named her Rosie and the dogs are having none of this. Not the commercial and the many many strangers it has brought to their street, not Rosie for sure. So I've got 50 combined pounds of dog in my lap and on my feet, but our floors may never be cleaner.
Here's some real news for this Tuesday.
- Senator Garcia has made her state government exit official as she prepares for her eminent role in Congress.
- A Florida Congressman refers to NY's Ocasio-Cortez as "this girl" or "whatever she is." and the very likely to be newest Congresswoman from NYC was quick to defend herself as a Puerto Rican woman, like many of his constituents. Slow clap for her, no matter what your political leanings.
- Six books to read for a better career. Via the Everygirl.
- Not only are Carrie and Mr. Big still instagram friends, but now Chris Noth has donated to support Cynthia Nixon for Governor of NY.
- An oldie but such a goodie - Bush 41 and Barbara read their love letters on the Today Show (from 2011).
- Politico reports that a short list of Sarah Sanders' replacements is being drafted. She says she isn't going anywhere. But isn't this how it all starts?
- Something to add to the list of things that the Texas legislature would put an end to immediately - what would you do if your company decided you couldn't expense meals that included meat? or (wait for it) alcohol? Plus so much about straws!
- The Washington Post explains the major gains for women's rights in the middle east.
- Nevada could make history as the first female majority US State Legislature in history.
- What the return of Mel Gibson can teach men about bouncing back from #MeToo allegations, via Vox.
- Sex Ed - Birth Control and the Trump era via Forbes.
- And while we're at it, Vox's attempt to break down the Trump Administration's fight with the UN over international breastfeeding policy.
- And for just an extra bit of controversy, the Cut writes that most Republicans support leaving Roe v. Wade right where it is.