FROM Joseph Stromberg
Kindle Highlights “Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.” That’s a quote from Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games book, by Suzanne Collins. It’s also the most-highlighted passage on Amazon’s Kindle. The Hunger Games, the Bible, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen top Amazon’s list of books with the most highlighted quotes. We discuss what this kind of data tells us about our reading culture and the future of books.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.