Anyhow, let's have some links. Mostly not about the big political news of the week, because you can probably find that stuff on your own, right?
Ta-Nehisi Coates' piece about the planned HBO show Confederate raises a lot of good points. I personally found the part comparing the aftermath of the Civil War and the aftermath of WWII in Germany very compelling.
Vox continues to have really stellar healthcare coverage. This article about the ACA in California made me feel a little bit better about my chances should I need to buy insurance on the market, even if Trump succeeds in undermining the law.
I think most Americans are too focused on our internal political nightmare to have noticed this, but it strikes me as potentially quite significant: The Vatican has allowed an article quite critical of conservative US Catholics to be published in one of its approved journals.
Blue Milk posted an excerpt of an interview with Zadie Smith that I quite liked. In a better world, I'd go read the whole interview... but have not made the time to do so yet.
This is a really thought-provoking essay about what being rich does to people.
I laughed because this is probably true:
There's a White House payroll employee right now battling with a "termination date value cannot be smaller than start date value" message.— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) August 1, 2017
I'd sign up for a Bun Alert service!
Happy weekend, everyone!