Required Reading – September 10 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Continetti: The Sum of All Tears

“International business consultant Wendy Sherman was the chief American negotiator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal agreed to by President Obama in 2015 and abrogated by President Trump earlier this year. She has a new book out, Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence, and in the space of 14 Tweets promoting it the other day she managed to combine basically everything I dislike about Washington. […] What I want to tell you about Wendy’s story is that it’s embarrassing, both self-pitying and self-congratulatory, and proves exactly the opposite lesson that it intends.”

Read more at Free Beacon.

Del Guidice: 6 Key Moments From Social Media Hearings

“On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Facebook’s chief operating officer and Twitter’s CEO testified about foreign entities and the use of social media platforms to influence the United States’ elections. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answered questions from the Senate intelligence committee on topics including foreign influences and ‘fake news.’ […]  Here are six takeaways from the hearings.”

Read more at Daily Signal.

Anwer: Close Call in Massachusetts

“The strange, unvetted congressional candidacy of Democrat Tahirah Amatul-Wadud. In Tuesday, September 4, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal successfully defended his Massachusetts seat from fellow Democrat Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, an attorney from Western Massachusetts. Ms. Amatul-Wadud had been widely portrayed as a Progressive standard-bearer, with fawning coverage from theHuffington Post, Nation, Intercept, and many other outlets. As desperate as Progressives are to find champions against the Establishment, they should have done their due diligence: Ms. Amatul-Wadud has deep and unexplained connections with a Pakistani cult that has committed murders on U.S. soil.”

Read more at Spectator.

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