12/10/2018

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12.10.2018 | THE EDITORS

ESSENTIAL #1: “ELON MUSK HAS ‘NO RESPECT’ FOR THE US REGULATOR’” BBC

From the article: “Elon Musk says he has ‘no respect’ for the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) financial regulator. He made the comment in an interview with news channel CBS, in which he also talked about his controversial behaviour on Twitter. In September, the SEC decided to sue him for alleged securities fraud. This followed a tweet in which Mr Musk wrote that he had secured funding to take Tesla off the stock market and make it a private company.”

ESSENTIAL #2: “WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE… FT. WORTH” KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON, NATIONAL REVIEW

From the article: “Conservatives do not do well in the cities. We assume, strangely, that this indicates a problem with the cities rather than a problem with . . . us. We may as well be trying to sell New York City and Los Angeles Edsels full of New Coke — and cursing the consumers for being too thick to appreciate what we are offering.”

ESSENTIAL #3: “AMERICA’S NEW RELIGIONS” ANDREW SULLIVAN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

From the article: “Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being. It’s in our genes and has expressed itself in every culture, in every age, including our own secularized husk of a society. By religion, I mean something quite specific: a practice not a theory; a way of life that gives meaning, a meaning that cannot really be defended without recourse to some transcendent value, undying “Truth” or God (or gods).”

ESSENTIAL #4: “TRUMP CLAIMS COHEN HUSH MONEY PAYMENT WAS A SIMPLE PRIVATE TRANSACTION” CAITLIN OPRYSKO, POLITICO

From the article: “President Donald Trump on Monday sought to downplay the felony his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to this month, arguing that Cohen’s hush money payments on behalf of Trump were a “simple private transaction” rather than a breach of campaign finance law.”

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