This has certainly been a supremely exhausting week, following what seems to be an endless series of bad weeks, each somehow more emotionally draining than the last. (Lol. I’m here all night, folks!) But we’ve decided to try something new at Tropics of Meta: to take stock of the week and round up only the piping hottest of takes, provided by organic, unionized elves who labor in ToM’s anarcho-syndicalist commune in upstate Vermont. Our inspiration is baldly, shamelessly Nursing Clio’s Sunday Morning Medicine. But this is a totally original, different idea, because you get it a day earlier!
We’re just starting out here. As we go on, we’ll post a list of what our editors and contributors have been reading over the course of the week. Here’s a maiden list of yuks and guffaws for all of our swine followers.
Mo Salah Is Ready to Make the Whole World Smile (Bleacher Report)
Family Separation, Evil Via Policy and The Internal Contradictions of Trumpism (Talking Points Memo)
Camp Donald, featuring Libby Watson (Chapo Trap House)
Post-Narco Urbanism (99% Invisible)
Digital Summer School: Tropics of Meta (The Metropole)
Yes, Obama separated families at the border, too (McClatchy)
And last but far from least… friend-of-the-blog Tonya Harding Jr’s fundraiser for RAICES. As General Benjamin Butler reportedly said during the Union occupation of New Orleans, “All gave some, some gave all… some gave all to all.”