The Day’s Reading, 12/2/16

Amber A’Lee Frost, The Baffler, Looking Plain, Getting Laid — normies can have sex too!

Anna Merlan, The Slot, Communist Group That Loves Burning Flags Probably Thrilled Trump Gave Them a Reason to Burn Flags — this is maybe a smidge too snide about the RCP, but it is also funny.

Megan Reynolds, Jezebel, If Picked for Secretary of State, David Petraeus Would Have to Notify his Probation Officer — jesus.

Ben Lorber, In These Times, In the Age of Trump, Progressive Jews Can Learn From the 20th Century’s Radical Yiddish Tradition — I want to read the book. I also cried like three times reading this.

Aaron Blake, The Fix, Donald Trump’s conflict of interest problem isn’t going away — pretty comprehensive.

Chris Cillizza, The Fix, The one question everyone is asking about Mitt Romney right now — nothing groundbreaking.

John Wagner, The Washington Post, Four hopefuls for DNC chairman set to square off as proxy battle for party’s soul heats up — it’s got a list of ‘em.

Max Ehrenfreund, Wonkblog, A company Trump attacked will receive state tax breaks to keep jobs in the U.S. — the quote at the end from Luigi Zingales seems right to me.

Matthew Wills, JSTOR Daily, Why Did Fidel Castro Infuriate the U.S. So Much? — because he made America look weak, basically.

Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, Trump asks U.S. Attorney in Manhattan to stay on — some good news at least.