12 Articles You Really Need to Read This Week

To help wade through the morass of articles online about what is and isn’t happening in the Trump administration, we’ll be doing a weekly roundup of the most useful articles we’ve read this week. Our aim is to find ones that point out some of the alarming trends being pushed forward, the lesser heard arguments being made, and arm everyone with the information they need more than ever right now.

The Formidable Checks and Balances Imposing on President Trump

The Atlantic

According to Stephen Miller, “Our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” So what really can check Trump?

Donald Trump’s combative, grievance-filled news conference, annotated

The Washington Post

We’ll just call this the annotated Donald Trump.

The Life of an Undocumented High-School Senior

The Atlantic

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

The Atlantic 

For the Evangelicals who reject Trump, the living isn’t so easy among their peers.

The Enemies of Our Enemy Are Not Our Friends

War is Boring

A great piece looking at the bizarre power differentials within the “old” Republicans and the current ones being railroaded by Trump.

A digital news reader’s bill of rights

Medium

Andrew Dunn looks at what it means to be a savvy news reader and who’s really to blame for the uninformed electorate.

America, Do Me A Solid: Tolerate Trump Five More Days

The Belladonna

A tongue-in-cheek plea from William Henry Harrison, America’s current record holder as the shortest term President of the United States.

“I didn’t get worried until Republican senators started calling for an investigation. My buddy Dick Nixon called me up — he’s nervous too. He’s got a reputation to protect: only guy ever to resign the presidency, plus a strong contender for Most Scandal-Ridden. So Dick told me to check out what’s going on.”

Fox News’ Shep Smith to Trump: You owe the American people answers

The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained

Vox

“Individually, the mere hint of any one of these scandals would be bad. Put together, though, they point to one inescapable conclusion: Trump’s unprecedented friendliness with Russia’s dictator and willingness to tolerate staff with close Russia ties has already thrown his young administration into chaos. None of this would be happening if Trump hadn’t decided to buddy up with Vladimir Putin.”

Jared Kushner Delivers Critique of CNN to Time Warner Executive

The Wall Street Journal

Apparently is so determined to shut down CNN, he’s even sending his son in law to shame them – and potentially make the merger of their parent company with AT&T impossible.

Why Republicans Have Everything to Gain by Impeaching Trump

The Fiscal Times

If the GOP wants to save itself, Pence might be their only hope.

The First 100 Days of Trum

The Guardian

Let’s be honest, The Guardian lives for massive journalistic projects that put other newspapers to shame (The Counted anyone?) Having vowed to get to the bottom of Trump, have little doubt they have all eyes and all resources on digging out the truth.

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