Good morning! Georgians are back at work, back at school, and back at the Capitol.
- Weird, awful things are happening to cows in Braselton. (Like, exceptionally awful; don’t read while you’re eating.)
- I’ve come to the conclusion that the parents who bought Heely shoes for their kids several years back are probably the same ones who are sending them off to college with hoverboards. Which – by the way, AJC – they do not actually “levitate.”
- MARTA police will start wearing body cameras.
- I wholeheartedly agree with President Obama on this divisive issue.
- Longread: from Medium, The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems. This is a good thing to read while, say, sorting though an inbox full of mission trip GoFundMe requests.
- From Nicholas Kristof, a thorough, fact-filled analysis of why the Democrats may want to rethink their approach to gun control. Facts are friendly! One suggestion? Maybe don’t call it “gun control.”
- In the past ten years, hired killers, known as sicarios, have murdered more than 100 mayors in Mexico. If #IAmGisela isn’t already a hashtag, it should be.
- This Week in Hamilton! The issue on the table, from Vulture, is whether one should listen to the whole cast recording now, or save most of it as a surprise for when you get to see the show live in New York (or Chicago, or whenever it tours nationally)? I’m not going to see it until September, and it won’t be on television anytime soon, so I’ve listened to the whole thing (many times).
- Incidentally, someone told me recently that while he hadn’t listened to the cast recording yet, he’d heard that Hamilton was “boring.” To that, I say, listen to it, and you will likely reach the conclusion that while Hamilton is many things, to say it is boring is nothing but a lie straight from the pit of hell.