So here I was, stopped somewhere for lunch, checking my email. I got to a Washington Post newsletter and found this (figure 1):
Fig. 1. Map of fires out west since August, from the Washington Post, September 10, 2020.
I hadn’t realized just how much territory had burned. I’ve been focused on the Walbridge Fire, for which I received notifications the other day that the last evacuation warning zones had been cleared, because it’s closest to my mother’s house. As terrible as that fire was, others have covered much more territory. There are active major fires burning in California, Oregon, and Washington.
- Originally published, September 10, 2020, at 4:58 am.
- September 10, 8:29 am:
- September 11, 9:44 am:
- Rosa Brooks has a review of Bob Woodward’s book. She is blistering toward Donald Trump in all the expected ways—indeed, in all the ways she herself says should be expected—but when she turns to Trump’s enablers and sycophants, she includes Woodward himself, writing, “His scoops derive from his ability to convince people who should know better that he’s really on their side; it’s a journalistic technique that requires the reporter to flatter rather than challenge.” In this book, we are, as I thought, seeing documentation and confirmation of what has long been known. Even if it indeed doesn’t make a difference in November, that’s still valuable in its own right.
The text originally here has been reworked into a new blog post entitled, “Bob Woodward’s book won’t matter in November.”
Robert Costa and Philip Rucker, “Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans,” Washington Post, September 9, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodward-rage-book-trump/2020/09/09/0368fe3c-efd2-11ea-b4bc-3a2098fc73d4_story.html
Rosa Brooks, “Woodward’s ‘Rage’ is a damning account of Trump’s cowering sycophants and enablers,” review of Rage, by Bob Woodward, Washington Post, September 10, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/woodwards-rage-is-a-damning-account-of-trumps-cowering-sycophants-and-enablers/2020/09/10/dab8917a-f2d6-11ea-bc45-e5d48ab44b9f_story.html