In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss how the White House became a coronavirus hot spot.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and much of his inner circle quickly reported positive diagnoses as well. Natalia referred to this Vanity Fair article linking the slow response to the pandemic to its early prevalence in blue states, and to this Lawfare article about presidential illness and secrecy. Niki referenced this Politico piece about how the GOP is attempting to spin Trump’s diagnosis.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia raged about the egregious failures of the New York City Department of Education.
- Neil recommended William Finnegan’s book, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.
- Niki shared historians Gill Frank and Lauren Gutterman’s Jezebel piece, “How the Girl Watching Fad of the 1960s Taught Men to Harass Women.”