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  • Donald Trump’s campaign is scaling back its television advertising spending—and in some cases abandoning it altogether—in key states, "facing a cash crunch brought on by huge investments in staff and operations."
  • Vox has some suggestions on how to fix "America’s fundamentally broken democracy."
  • In his first interview since serving as a witness in Trump's impeachment trial, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman talked to The Atlantic about how Russia has Trump in the palm of their hand. “President Trump should be considered to be a useful idiot and a fellow traveler, which makes him an unwitting agent of Putin."
  • Vulture ranks the 100 best New York rap songs.
  • The NY Times recounts how The Intercept outed a source who was sentenced to over five years in jail as a result, and how there have been no consequences for those mistakes.
  • There's a word for the climate change-induced despair you've been feeling: solastalgia.
  • Here's how and why the NYPD unions’ leadership, which is mostly white, suburban and Republican, has ended up embracing Trump.
  • Not only will there likely not be a live audience when SNL returns—TMZ reports celebrity guests may have to Zoom in for appearances.
  • What's up with John Cusack lately?
  • Watch the first teaser trailer for Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Netflix film, The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
  • And finally, look at this charmer: