Required Reading – July 25 Afternoon Update

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

Desiderio & Cherney: Mueller scrambles hearing by tapping top deputy as counsel

“Robert Mueller’s top deputy will appear alongside him as his counsel for his highly-anticipated testimony on Wednesday, according to a committee source familiar with the preparations, a last-minute move that Republicans are panning as a breach of House rules that could jeopardize the hearings altogether. Republicans said Democrats’ decision to allow Aaron Zebley to accompany Mueller — at the former special counsel’s request — represents a breach of their tentative negotiations. Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, called the move a ‘stunt’ and said it could ‘jeopardize whether tomorrow’s hearing complies with the rules of the House.’ […] ‘Our intention is that Mueller do the testifying and not have someone else do it for him,’ Schiff said. ‘Now, there may be questions that one of his team is better situated to answer . . .. But we don’t want a hearing with Bob Mueller converted to a hearing with someone else.’ […]  Barr has said that Mueller’s deputies should not testify, . . . Note: Zebley previously served as Mueller’s chief of staff at the FBI.]”

Read more at Politico.

IMPRIMIS: England: The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College

“Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. During the debates over ratifying the Constitution, Anti-Federalist opponents of ratification barely mentioned it. But by the mid-twentieth century, opponents of the Electoral College nearly convinced Congress to propose an amendment to scrap it. And today, more than a dozen states have joined in an attempt to hijack the Electoral College as a way to force a national popular vote for president. What changed along the way? And does it matter? After all, the critics of the Electoral College simply want to elect the president the way we elect most other officials. Every state governor is chosen by a statewide popular vote. Why not a national popular vote for president? Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 asked themselves the same question, but then rejected a national popular vote along with several other possible modes of presidential election.”

Read more at Hillsdale.

Nitzberg: The NEA Works To Indoctrinate Children With Transgender Ideology

“Some children are being trained from a very young age to accept LGBT ideology. One of the groups responsible for perpetuating this indoctrination is the left-wing National Education Association (NEA). Alongside the ‘Welcoming Schools Program’ of the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the NEA sponsored the ‘fourth annual Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings,’ which is dedicated to reading children the pro-transgender children’s book I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings. Jennings, a biological male who identifies as a female, is widely known from the cable television show ‘I Am Jazz.’ ‘This year, participants will have the option of reading from several books about transgender and gender-expansive youth of color, including . . .'”

Read more at Academia.

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