Wiretap: Panic buttons, culture wars and why the Pence-Hamilton spat matters
Conflict of interest
How do you sell $2 million apartments in Pune, India? It’s apparently a lot easier when you’ve got a pair of 23-story, black-glass towers named after the president-elect of the United States. Via the New York Times. And that’s just the kind of business relationship that even Trump is concerned might be a “little conflict of interest.” Via the Washington Post.
Push your buttons
Doyle McManus: How to prioritize your panic-button pushing in the Trump era. Via the Los Angeles Times.
At the National Review, they may not have liked the idea of Trump winning the presidency, but they sure seem to savor the idea of Clinton losing it.
It gets worse
For those worried about Jeff Sessions and Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon, don’t forget Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pro-water boarding, pro-rectal-feeding (yes, you read that right) pick to lead the CIA. Via Vox.
With the Trump presidency, the Clash of Civilizations is back. And, once again, it may not turn out well. Via Politico.
The Trump University $25 million settlement, or How the Con Man in Chief buried the story that America needed to hear. Via the New Yorker.
Linda Hirshman: If you’re trying to figure out how to resist a Trump presidency, the answer is simple: Ask yourself what the abolitionists would do. Via the Washington Post.
Ross Douthat on the unexpected but real post-Trump crisis in liberalism. Via the New York Times.
Voice of reason
Jeffrey Goldberg: What Gwen Ifill knew about race in America and why we will miss the chance for her to continue telling us what we couldn’t know. Via the Atlantic.
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