12/05/2018

12.05.2018 | The Editors

ESSENTIAL #1: “WHY WE MISS THE WASPS” ROSS DOUTHAT, NEW YORK TIMES

From the article: “The nostalgia flowing since the passing of George H.W. Bush has many wellsprings: admiration for the World War II generation and its dying breed of warrior-politicians, the usual belated media affection for moderate Republicans, the contrast between the elder Bush’s foreign policy successes and the failures of his son, and the contrast between any honorable politician and the current occupant of the Oval Office.”


ESSENTIAL #2: “WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WEAKEN INCOMING GOVERNOR” ASSOCIATED PRESS, NBC NEWS

From the article: “The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker.”


ESSENTIAL #3: “CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS READY NEW ASSAULT ON DONALD TRUMP” JEREMY B. WHITE, POLITICO

From the article: “Triumphant California Democrats returned to the state capitol in Sacramento this week with a mandate and a mission: defying President Donald Trump, whose enduring toxicity in the state helped power historic gains in the legislature and Congress.”


ESSENTIAL #4: “WALL ST. RULE FOR #METOO ERA: AVOID WOMEN AT ALL COSTS” GILLIAN TAN AND KATIA PORZECANSKI, BLOOMBERG

From the article: “Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation. Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion.”

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