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Trump, Russia & Golden Showers

Big news this week out of Washington/New York was the bombshell report of Trump's campaigns alleged ties to Russia, among other things (Trump's penchant for prostitutes). Catch up on all you need to know about it below -- 

How A Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump - NY Times

Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims of Russia Efforts to Compromise Him - CNN

Trump referred to the CNN report above as "fake news"

These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties to Russia - BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed committed journalistic malpractice by publishing this story, which caused the outrage in the first place. The unsubstantiated claims in the document are interesting though...  

Everything You Need To Know About Trump's Alleged Russian Connections - Digg

Politics

America Becomes a Stan - NY Times OpEd

Take this piece with a grain of salt. Krugman can be a bit dramatic sometimes.

Donald  Trump is 'Gaslighting' Us All - CNN

Key Points From Donald Trump's First Press Conference Since His Election - Digg

Peter Thiel Explains Himself - NY Times

Thiel, of PayPal fame, made a big bet on Trump and it paid off. He now has the ear of the President-Elect. How will he use it? 

The Young Trump - New York Mag

As I have posted previously, Jared Kushner was arguably the most important person in getting Trump elected. Now as one of Trump's top aides, he will be instrumental in crafting policy and setting the tone of the Trump administration for the next four years. It is worth our time to try and understand who he is and what he's all about.

War

The Crimes of Seal Team 6 - The Intercept

Made famous for the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Seal Team 6's history may not be as rosy as they'd like you to think.

New Generation of Drones Set to Revolutionize Warfare - 60 Minutes

Drugs

Is Sugar The World's Most Popular Drug? - The Guardian

Inside a Killer Epidemic: A Look at America's Opioid Crisis - NY Times

Media

The Epic Story of 'OJ: Made in America' Creation - Wired

Best documentary of 2016.

Mark Burnett: The Mythmaker - The Ringer

How Media Fuels Our Fear of Terrorism - Priceonomics

Football

Does Selling Beer at College Games Decrease Binge Drinking? - Philly.com

What Happened Within This Players Skull - NY Times

I can go ahead and save you the time...nothing good happens.

As Falcons Rebuild Stadium, Arthur Blank Tries Rebuilding a Neighborhood - NY Times

For all the Atlanta readers this story should be especially poignant. 

The Mixed Bag

A Sober Uptopia - Pacific Standard

A New Study Links Cussing to Honesty - Quartz

People who cuss are more authentic. Well shit, color me the most authentic person in the entire f*cking world! 

The Preposterous Success Story of America's Pillow King - Bloomberg

 MyPillow infomericals have made Mike Lindell (and his Minnesota accent) a staple in our homes. The story behind his rise to fame and success may be even more absurd than his accent. 

The Gospel According to Chance the Rapper - GQ

I'm not sure you can be a fan of (good) rap music and not like Chance the Rapper. 

The Strange Case of the Minnesota Iceman - Scientific American

Payback Time: Trader Seeking Revenge Against US Attorney - Fortune

The Hard-as-Hell, Beautiful Life of a Cowboy - Outside (Pics)

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Year In Review - 2016

Year In Review - 2016