Mike's Blog Round Up
April 23, 2018

The Rectification Of Names: Yastreblyansky explains David Brooks' latest, which is more than David Brooks is able to do.

Mother Jones: The accomplished woman who registered 200,000 voters in Georgia is running to be the first Black woman governor.

The Grio: Another first is the appointment of the first Black female brigadier general.

Informed Comment: Teachers in conservative states are paying the price for austerity and they are fighting back.

Lawyers, Guns, & Money: Also fighting back are immigration activists.

Bonus Track: Mariel Padilla was sitting in journalism class when she found out she won a Pulitzer.

This Round-Up is by Susan of Texas. You can follow me on Twitter. Send tips, requests and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with "for MBRU" in the subject line).

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