The home of mood swings. / Randy Lemoine
The Baffler,  May 23, 2016

Daily Bafflements

Whistleblowing, Trump and Kelly, Musical Huffs

The home of mood swings. / Randy Lemoine
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• “Someone like Snowden should not have felt the need to harm himself just to do the right thing,” says John Crane in a Guardian excerpt of Mark Hertsgaard’s book Bravehearts, about the discrediting and danger whistleblowers face. Also quoted is former NSA worker and whistleblower Bill Binney, who Kade Crockford interviewed on the Baffler blog.

• Megyn Kelly has a book out a week after the election, in which, she teases, “for the first time I will speak openly about my year with Donald Trump.” The mutual publicity that Kelly and Trump have lavished on each other by way of their public tiff reached its natural conclusion last week when, as Christian Lorentzen writes, “Kelly treated him [in Tuesday’s interview] like an occasionally vengeful but ultimately benign demigod.”

• Today in huffs: Angry Billionaire Denied Entry to Musical.

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