The Day’s Reading, 5/18/17

I’m sick.

Trump/Comey/Flynn

Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect, Trump: The End Game (May 18, 2017) — I’ll believe it when I see it

Karoun Demirjian & Sean Sullivan & Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post, Appointment of Mueller could complicate other probes into alleged Russian meddling (May 18, 2017)

Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post, Behind closed doors, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand blast Rosenstein for withholding information (May 18, 2017)

Ashley Parker & David Nakamura, The Washington Post, Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation (May 18, 2017)

Ashley Parker, The Washington Post, Trump: Joe Lieberman is top contender for new FBI director (May 18, 2017) — why

Kira Lerner, ThinkProgress, Trump may have compromised key source of ISIS intelligence (May 18, 2017)

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post, Trump is totally delusional about what’s happening to him right now (May 18, 2017)

Congress

Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, Jason Chaffetz set to announce he will leave Congress in June (May 18, 2017)

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, Paul Ryan and House GOP are in denial as inferno engulfs White House (May 18, 2017)

Baseball

Michael Baumann, The Ringer, Kevin Pillar’s Suspension Sends the Right Message (May 19, 2017)

Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs, Bryce Harper Is Zeroing In, Eliminating Few Remaining Holes (May 18, 2017)

Lindsey Adler, Deadspin, Hopefully Freddie Freeman Will Be Okay (May 18, 2017)

Music

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, MTV News, Chris Cornell Was His Era’s Greatest Frontman (May 18, 2017)

Rob Harvilla, The Ringer, Chris Cornell Was a Rock Star for the Ages (May 18, 2017)

Andy Hermann, LA Weekly, Chris Cornell Dead at 52 of Suspected Suicide (May 18, 2017)

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, MTV News, Paramore Become Limitless (May 18, 2017)

TV

Esther Zuckerman, A.V. Club, The CW’s Black Lightning will not be part of the Arrowverse (May 18, 2017)

Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert.com, Netflix’s “The Keepers” Will Be Your New True Crime Obsession (May 18, 2017)

Bobby Finger, Jezebel, Golden Age of Television, My Ass (May 18, 2017)

Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post, Jordan Peele Is Going To Create A Jim Crow Horror Series For HBO (May 17, 2017)

Los Angeles

Dennis Romero, LA Weekly, Could the MS-13 Gang Raid Make the Undocumented Community Less Safe? (May 18, 2017)

Abortion

Yasmin Nair, The Baffler, Complicity, Not Tyranny (May 18, 2017)

Basketball

AnthonyIrwinLA, Silver Screen & Roll, Paul George’s camp is reportedly making it clear throughout the NBA he wants to be a Laker (May 18, 2017)

Healthcare

Ned Resnikoff, ThinkProgress, Paul Ryan might need to do his harrowing, slapdash Trumpcare vote all over again (May 18, 2017)

Movies

Tom Breihan, A.V. Club, How the hell did The Fast And The Furious launch one of cinema’s biggest franchises? (May 19, 2017)

Saudi Arabia

Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post, The surreal strangeness of Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia (May 19, 2017)

Theater

Hazel Cills, Jezebel, Did the Edward Albee Foundation Deny Rights to a Play Because the Production Cast a Black Actor? (May 18, 2017)

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