- Last week, I wrote extensively about what was happening in Ferguson, MO. Since then, tensions have eased and the National Guard has left, but the aftermath is reverberating around the country as many local police departments reevaluate their approach to black communities. The United States has also garnered attention from the international community, most recently from North Korea. Read more.
- A new poll says that women are fed up with the GOP. The report was conducted by two Republican groups, one of which was backed by Karl Rove. According to Politico’s coverage of the report, “women voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.” Read more.
- Apple wanted to ban the sales of certain Samsung phones for copyright infringement but a federal judge said no for the second time in less than two years. Read more.
- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is, in the words of the CDC’s director, “even worse than I feared.” Almost 1,500 of the 2,600 who have contracted the virus have died. Of these, 240 health care workers have contracted the virus, with 120 dead so far. Read more.
- Pro-Russian separatists have pushed forward into what may be a new front in the war with Ukraine. Russia is denying supporting the efforts but intelligence elsewhere contradicts these claims. Read more.
- Starting October 1, it will be completely safe for you to read in the tub, at the pool, or on the beach. Kobo has announced a new waterproof e-reader in response to consumer demand. Read more.
- A new law in California will ensure that the importance of President Obama’s presidential campaign and election will be covered in the textbooks. Read more.
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has a new book out. In it, she discusses the sexism she’s faced, as well as comments about her post-pregnancy weight. Read more.
- Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It’s Ever Been. Why Now? (New Republic)
- The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts’s Supreme Court (The Atlantic)