First Reading, 2018 vol. 13
Thank God it's Monday. That's a mantra my boss likes to use and as lame as it sounds it actually is a bit of a pick-me-up to start the week. Maybe I just say that today because my weekend involved a lot of cookie tossing and other bodily malfunctions from my child, dogs and doggy - guest this weekend. I'm very ready for the quiet house from which to work without having to use Lysol or throw an entire set of bedding in the wash - twice.
- Did you see that President and Michelle Obama were spotted dancing at Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run tour this weekend? What a world. I will be doing the exact same in September in Houston, bring your phones.
- JHL Company which is a wonderful PR and events management firm here in town is looking for an events account manager. Check out the posting here.
- The complicated politics of refrigerators. For real, and very interesting.
- #metoo is taking off in China - although the government is trying to stop it, via Vox.
- The Washington Post argues for the November pink wave rather than the blue wave.
- Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is highlighting the disparities of GOP women in state houses.
- Female fundraiser are empowering female candidates through "giving circles." via NBC news.
- How black women aim to run in a system "not built for them." via the Atlantic.
- The Texas Tribune analysis on whether a mention in the news will indeed bring in the votes.
- The Koch brothers are rebranding themselves as they continue to pump money into politics, via the Chicago Tribune.
- Last week I discussed dogs for Beto and here the Washington Post is, highlighting dogs being used for political statements online. Read away.