Highlights From Yet Another Week Of Afflictor

The events of this week do not bode well for Jared Kushner’s future.

The court finds you, Jared Kushner, guilty of espionage. You are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.

Good call, Wapner. He’s guilty as sin.

Wow, he kicked like a stallion. I barely knew the guy, but I hear his widow’s got the best body. I’m gonna move on her like a bitch.


• Veteran Watergate reporter Elizabeth Drew thinks if Trump is ousted from the Oval Office, it will be (and should be) a slow process.

• Josh Barro wrote of the GOP’s bullying immaturity. Then the U.S. President shoved a Prime Minister.

Maggie Haberman of the NYT is a reporter made for this odd political moment.

• Mark Zuckerberg continues his carefully choreographed U.S. “listening tour.”

• In 1966, Hugh Hefner predicted we’d all live in technological bubbles.

• Economists Raj Chetty and Tyler Cowen discuss American social mobility.

• Steven Levy reflects on the lessons learned from Kasparov-Deep Blue.

Ransomware threats magnify once the Internet of Things becomes the thing.

• Tim Harford writes of the economic effects of “superstar firms.”

• Denis Johnson died. A look back at a particularly chilling piece of his reportage.

• A brief note from 1940 about Knut Hamsun praising Hitler.

• This week’s Afflictor keyphrase searches: Bill O’Reilly, Oppenheimer, etc.