The Day’s Reading, 1/19/17


Ashley Parker, The Washington Post, Will Trump follow through on all his Day One promises? Doesn’t look like it.


Greg Miller, The Washington Post, CIA documents expose internal agency feud over psychologists leading interrogation program


Greg Miller, The Washington Post, CIA reveals new rules for handling information on Americans — it’s something, at least

Military-Industrial Complex

Carolyn Y. Johnson & Dan Lamothe & Michael Kranish, The Washington Post, Pentagon nominee’s ties to private firms embody revolving-door culture of Washington


Shashank Bengali, Sultan Faizy, Los Angeles Times, How Trump will deal with America’s longest war is anyone’s guess

Isidro Baldenegro

Peter Orsi | AP, The Washington Post, Goldman Prize-winning activist slain in northern Mexico


John Wagner, The Washington Post, Trump spokesman: Democrats are hurting ‘continuity of government’ by slow-walking Cabinet confirmations — oh

Transition Oopsies

Steven Mufson & Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, Trump transition team reverses course on warnings to oust inspectors general

Tom Price

Juliet Eilperin & Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post, HHS nominee Price pressed hard on health policy positions, financial dealings


Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, Here’s one way Rep. Linda Sanchez thinks Democrats should fight Obamacare repeal

Rick Perry

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, 2 painful paragraphs that show how Rick Perry will never fully escape his ‘oops’ moment — D in Meats.

Sonny Perdue

Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Trump is said to pick former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead Agriculture Department

Betsy DeVos

Nick Anderson, The Washington Post, Under DeVos, Education Department likely to make significant shift on sexual assault

Scott Pruitt

Brady Dennis & David Weigel, The Washington Post, EPA nominee Scott Pruitt won’t say if he would recuse himself from his own lawsuits against the agency

Steven Mnuchin

James Rufus Koren, Los Angeles Times, Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest favored private equity firms, did little small-business lending


Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post, Michael Cohen will stay Trump’s personal attorney — even in the White House — I guess Mr. “which polls?” gets the last laugh

El Chapo

Peter Orsi | AP, The Washington Post, Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

Barack Obama

Juliet Eilperin & David Nakamura, The Washington Post, Obama says he’ll speak up post-White House if he sees ‘core values’ at risk

Cucker Tarlson

Callum Borchers, The Washington Post, Tucker Carlson’s surprising, much-needed takedown of a ‘paid protester’ hoax — so he’s got 10 percent of a spine, I guess. Once he gets up to 70 or 80 percent maybe I’ll give him his name back.

David Gelernter

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post, David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser


David Ng, Los Angeles Times, Jay Roth retiring as Directors Guild of America national executive director after 22 years

Los Angeles

David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, Developer Rick Caruso agrees to shave height of apartment tower — it’s probably more complex than this, but I start from the position that we need density. We can’t just keep growing outward.

The Democrats

David Weigel, The Washington Post, At DNC debate, Ellison says he’ll ask Sanders to share his donor list — among a variety of other things, of course

The Mafia Doesn’t Exist

Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo, the undersized mob boss with a lethal temper, dies in prison at 87

Holy Shit

Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, Man is fatally shot in overturned car by gunman from SUV that smashed into his vehicle


Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post, That time the CIA was convinced a self-proclaimed psychic had paranormal abilities


Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times, The name of this library book returned 100 years late couldn’t get any better — okay, so his grandma died and couldn’t return the book, that’s fine … but he figured it out in 1996! And then held onto it for another 20 years!


Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, James McAvoy gets a dazzling actor’s showcase in M. Night Shyamalan’s return-to-form thriller ‘Split’


Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Novak Djokovic upset by Denis Istomin in second round of Australian Open — Radwanska is also out.


Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, Thunder star Russell Westbrook vows revenge on Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia after flagrant foul



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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason Wojciechowski


Union lawyer, A's ESPN SweetSpot blogger. Bow ties, bright pants, hella cats. I dissent.