Sunday Reading: What Caught My Eye This Week

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The holidays and the end of the year have kept us all pretty busy, but here are 3 articles and 1 list I found that I want to share with you.

50 Interesting Facts about the 2018 Election
Already one of the great sources for all things related to elections, Cook Political Report‘s list makes for great reading. There are tidbits in here you probably haven’t seen yet, as they’ve been crunching numbers for several weeks since the midterms. At the very least, reading it will make you feel good about what we accomplished in 2018.

Russia’s Secret Weapon? America’s Idiocracy
This Daily Beast article jumps into the two recent reports that were released about how Russian disinformation and propaganda efforts worked in the U.S. It explores why this is happening, reminds us that it will continue to happen, and touches on what our European allies are using to combat it.

How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success
The New Yorker delves into who Mark Burnett is and what drives him, as they tell his story as it intersects with Trump. A strangely engrossing story, it also offers some explanation as to why White House communications work the way they do.

The Ultimate Women in Science Reading List: 150 Essential Titles
Not an article, obviously, but I came across this list and wanted to share it with all of you. If nothing else, scroll through the titles to see how many of these women you’ve heard of, or not.

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