Rounding the Internet Bases (November 17, 2020)

Here are some of the things I liked on the internet today:


Theo Epstein, the baseball leader who constructed the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series Champion, is leaving the club.
In two minutes, Mehdi Hasan sums up everything Donald Trump has done to incite violence since he began running for president in 2015.
Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland review some of the big stories of the week and are then joined in the fun half by Nomiki Konst.


Ed Yong writes in The Atlantic about how health care workers are strained not just by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic but by a society that seems to be trying to ignore the reality of what is happening.

Craig Calcaterra makes the essential case against Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame candidacy in his Cup of Coffee substack. (I’m a subscriber.)

Masha Gessen writes in the New Yorker that the abortion protests in Poland may be the beginning of a revolution against the right-wing Law and Justice Party.


The Offside Rule WSL Edition reviews a great weekend of English Women’s Super League action, including a great comeback by Manchester United. Yeah, they discuss the other fixtures as well.

This Day in Esoteric Political History looks back at the 2003 California Recall Election won by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hell and High Water with John Heilemann features a conversation with Laurie Garrett about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Present discusses the announcements about potential COVID-19 vaccines and compares what we are facing today to previous pandemics.

PIVOT’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss Disney’s earnings, TikTok, and has a conversation with Maggie Haberman about Donald Trump and the transition.


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