The Atlantic: “Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Articles”

Go here. Enjoy.

Let me recommend this one: “Dirty John.” 


Each year, I keep a running list of nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter that I curate. This is my annual attempt to bring roughly 100 of those stories to a wider audience. I could not read or note every worthy article published last year (and I’ve disqualified paywalled articles and everything published at The Atlantic––though don’t miss last year’s issues or other bygone gems that await throughout thispublication’s archives.) But all that follows is worthy of wider attention, reflection, and engagement.

Dino the Doorman to find his voice and sing like a songbird salaciously slamming slicky sticky dicky number 45

Breaking news on top of breaking news on top of breaking news this week. It’s like we’re all getting suffocated under the weight of a zillion news stories.

And, you know, this story of the Trump Tower doorman being released from his hush contract to not talk about Donnie and his love child (below) won’t add up to a lick of retribution toward the president.

But it sure does keep us coming back for more of this blazing dumpster fire train wreck of a shit show presidency, doesn’t it?

(CNN)A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, according to his attorney.

On Friday, Marc Held — the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman — said his client had been released from his contract with AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, “recently” after back-and-forth discussions with AMI.

CNN has exclusively obtained a copy of the “source agreement” between Sajudin and AMI, which is owned by David Pecker.

The contract appears to have been signed on Nov. 15, 2015, and states that AMI has exclusive rights to Sajudin’s story but does not mention the details of the story itself beyond saying, “Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump’s illegitimate child…”

Also fun news from this week:

There’s nothing more American than being … American

This viral video of Beto O’Rourke is making its rounds. And for good reason. It’s a common sense approach to the manufactured NFL controversy about players taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Beto O’Rourke is running against Ted Cruz for one of Texas’ two Senate seats. Ted Cruz is whiny, failed presidential candidate who carries ultra far right views and is practically taking out his whole failed high school career into every approach he takes on Capitol Hill.

The big quote in the response to a question about NFL players kneeling is:

I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights anytime, anywhere, any place.

For me, football is the dumbest sport ever invented. But I admire these guys who are making the president and all of his racist followers squeal at the beginning of each game.


45: If impeached, the markets would crash without this all too important brain 🤣🤣🤣

Oh, the stable genius and his word salads …