11.26.2018 | THE EDITORS
ESSENTIAL #1: “TENSIONS AND TEAR GAS AT THE BORDER” JOEL MATHIS, THE WEEK
From the article: "DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness," said Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. But let's not forget that Sunday's incident followed a few weeks in which the Trump administration appeared increasingly ready — maybe even eager — to respond with violence to the stream of Central American migrants hoping to head north through Mexico and into the U.S. Trump sent troops to the border, and reportedly sought to give those troops permission to use force to protect Border Patrol personnel. This moment was ripe for provocation — and a few wrongheaded folks took the bait."
ESSENTIAL #2: “CHINESE SCIENTISTS ARE CREATING CRISPR BABIES” ANTONIO REGALADO, TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
From the article: "According to Chinese medical documents posted online this month (here and here), a team at the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples in an effort to create the first gene-edited babies. They planned to eliminate a gene called CCR5 in hopes of rendering the offspring resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera."
ESSENTIAL #3: “JOHN KASICH ‘VERY SERIOUSLY’ CONSIDERING WHITE HOUSE RUN IN 2020” WILLIAM CUMMINGS, USA TODAY
From the article: "Kasich, a Republican who is finishing his final term as governor in January, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" that he is having "earnest conversations that go on virtually every day" with his friends and family about running in 2020."
ESSENTIAL #4: “TWITTER PERMANENTLY BANS FEMINIST FOR WRITING THAT MEN AREN’T WOMEN” NICOLE RUSSELL, THE FEDERALIST
From the article: "Last week, the social media giant permanently banned Meghan Murphy, a writer based in British Columbia, for critiquing transgender ideology online. The platform repeatedly suspended her account for this then ultimately banned her last week, saying such behavior 'violated [its] rules against hateful conduct.'”