The Link #250: [On edge]
June 7, 2020

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with a clear elucidation of what’s behind the protests.

A challenge with a groundswell movement as massive as Black Lives Matter is that agreement on ‘now what’ is hard to come by. Here are thoughts from Barack Obama, who knows a bit about trying to make progress on difficult issues.

What’s already happened is a massive shift in the Overton window, as people like James Mattis and even the NFL have weighed in with support. The City of DC has added a new landmark. That sentiment is only that, but it’s a start.

I’ve also tried to read many of the smaller, more individual stories, especially when they’re emotionally closer to me in some way, like this Black-owned store I frequented in Boston — to better force my own visceral recognition and recall that’s one slice of thousands of other experiences. 

By at least one measure, last Sunday was the saddest day in the history of Twitter.

Vegas casinos are starting to reopen. Plus, Italians are flocking to tourist attractions while there aren’t any tourists.

The Golden Gate Bridge is making eerie noises.

Missing sports before the NBA makes it back? Marble E racing.

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