The rats are fleeing Donald Trump’s ship

Updates

  1. Originally published, March 1, 6:00 pm under the title, “European Union imposes censorship on the Internet.”
  2. March 1, 11:17 pm:
    • Ridesharing drivers are earning “a median profit of $3.37 per hour before taxes.”[1] The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.[2]
  3. March 2, 2018, 2:17 pm:
    • TechCrunch follows up on the MIT study on driving for Uber and Lyft[3] covered yesterday (March 1) in the Guardian.[4] (Ridesharing)
  4. March 3, 12:14 am:
    • The Trump administration is disintegrating and it will be difficult, at best, to put it back together.[5] (Donald Trump)
    • Robert Mueller is looking into Jared Kushner’s efforts to secure financing for his property at 666 Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Kushner had approached foreign investors, including government entities, and there is some suspicion that the Trump administration’s support for Saudi Arabia in a spat with Qatar followed Qatar’s decision not to bail Kushner out.[6] (James Comey)
  5. March 3, 9:59 am:
    • More on the rats fleeing Donald Trump’s ship from National Public Radio[7] and the Hill.[8]
    • Title changed to, “The rats are fleeing Donald Trump’s ship.”

Political polarization

Amy Chua, “How America’s identity politics went from inclusion to division,” Guardian, March 1, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/01/how-americas-identity-politics-went-from-inclusion-to-division


Censorship

Natalia Drozdiak, “Facebook, Google Get One Hour From EU to Scrub Terror Content,” Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-google-get-one-hour-from-eu-to-scrub-illegal-content-1519906316


Ridesharing

Sam Levin, “Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds,” Guardian, March 1, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/uber-lyft-driver-wages-median-report

Natasha Lomas, “MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks,” TechCrunch, March 2, 2018, https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/mit-study-shows-how-much-driving-for-uber-or-lyft-sucks/


Donald Trump

David A. Graham, “Will the Last Person to Leave the West Wing Please Turn Out the Lights?” Atlantic, March 2, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/all-the-presidents-men-who-might-leave-the-white-house/554738/

Domenico Montanaro, “A Week ‘Lost In The West Wing Reality Show,’” National Public Radio, March 3, 2018, https://www.npr.org/2018/03/03/590475332/a-week-lost-in-the-west-wing-reality-show

Niall Stanage, “White House reels after week of upheaval,” Hill, March 3, 2018, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376534-the-memo-white-house-reels-after-week-of-upheaval


James Comey

Carol E. Lee, Julia Ainsley, and Robert Windrem, “Mueller team asking if Kushner foreign business ties influenced Trump policy,” NBC News, March 2, 2018, https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/mueller-team-asking-if-kushner-foreign-business-ties-influenced-trump-n852681


  1. [1]Sam Levin, “Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds,” Guardian, March 1, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/uber-lyft-driver-wages-median-report
  2. [2]Department of Labor, “Minimum Wage,” n.d., https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/minimumwage
  3. [3]Natasha Lomas, “MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks,” TechCrunch, March 2, 2018, https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/mit-study-shows-how-much-driving-for-uber-or-lyft-sucks/
  4. [4]Sam Levin, “Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds,” Guardian, March 1, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/uber-lyft-driver-wages-median-report
  5. [5]David A. Graham, “Will the Last Person to Leave the West Wing Please Turn Out the Lights?” Atlantic, March 2, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/all-the-presidents-men-who-might-leave-the-white-house/554738/
  6. [6]Carol E. Lee, Julia Ainsley, and Robert Windrem, “Mueller team asking if Kushner foreign business ties influenced Trump policy,” NBC News, March 2, 2018, https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/mueller-team-asking-if-kushner-foreign-business-ties-influenced-trump-n852681
  7. [7]Domenico Montanaro, “A Week ‘Lost In The West Wing Reality Show,’” National Public Radio, March 3, 2018, https://www.npr.org/2018/03/03/590475332/a-week-lost-in-the-west-wing-reality-show
  8. [8]Niall Stanage, “White House reels after week of upheaval,” Hill, March 3, 2018, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376534-the-memo-white-house-reels-after-week-of-upheaval

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