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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of June 1.
- Senior editor Jonathan Fischer likes ...
“The Gay Issue” by Washington City Paper
“The Washington City Paper Gay Issue is really impressive and really smart and really fun.”
- Senior editor Laura Bennett likes ...
“The Rabbit-Hole Rabbit Hole” by Kathryn Schulz, the New Yorker
“Fun piece on how rabbit hole came to mean distraction instead of ‘psychedelically strange.’ Also, great hed.”
- Columnist Reihan Salam likes ...
“Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?” by Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic
“To grossly oversimplify Tierney’s (important) thesis, we can afford to lose and they can’t, so we do and they don’t.”
- Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes ...
“A Guide to Debunking ‘Black-on-Black Crime’ and All of Its Rhetorical Cousins” by Collier Meyerson, Fusion
“What to say when someone brings up ‘black on black’ crime.”
- Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait likes ...
“Speaking Out Against Autism Speaks Even if It Means No Ice Cream” by David M. Perry, New York Times
“I am not a fan of the charity Autism Speaks. David M. Perry writes beautifully on one of the reasons.”
- Writer Mark Joseph Stern likes ...
“Against Euphemistic Defenses of Judicial Supremacy” by Ed Whelan, National Review
“Ed Whelan versus Randy Barnett on judicial supremacy is fascinating and edifying reading.”