📺 "The Americans" In Control | FX

Watched "The Americans" In Control from FX on Amazon Prime
Directed by Jean de Segonzac. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. After President Reagan is nearly assassinated events quickly start to spin out of control. The FBI wonders if the KGB is somehow behind it; the KGB worry that they will be blamed for it and possibly result in war.

Interesting to see news of the day slip into the episode…

📺 "The Americans" Gregory | FX

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Directed by Thomas Schlamme. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. Gregory, Elizabeth's lover, helps them make contact with Robert's widow despite an FBI team. Gabriel's replacement shows up. Phillip then makes a dangerous buy of information.

📺 "The Americans" The Clock | FX

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Directed by Adam Arkin. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate.

👓 Trump has spent more visiting Mar-a-Lago than Mueller has on Russia probe | The Hill

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President Trump has spent more in taxpayer dollars on frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida than special counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent on the Russia investigation so far.

📺 "The Americans" Pilot | FX

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Directed by Gavin O'Connor. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are two seemingly normal Americans who are really undercover KGB agents. After kidnapping a Soviet defector they discover their new neighbor is an FBI agent assigned to their case.

Slow and dark at the start, but gets into a nice groove by the end.

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👓 Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13 | Motherboard

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According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.

Another solid reason why to be a member of the IndieWeb.

Here’s a reminder to export or back up your social data, or better yet post it to your own site first and syndicate it to social silos you don’t have direct control of second.

👓 Twitter Banning Users That Signed Up Before They Were 13 | Fortune

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The bans include users who are currently over the age of 13.

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👓 Reject the Con: Education Is Infrastructure | Inside Higher Ed

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When public institutions are subsumed by private interests, we all get fleeced.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line | New York Times

Listened to ‘The Daily’: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party.

On today’s episode:

• Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate for a United States House seat in California.

• Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times.

Background reading:

• National Democrats, fearing that crowded rosters of primary candidates could fracture the party, have begun to intervene by urging some to bow out of the election.

• The party views the California midterms as a particular risk. The state’s nonpartisan primary system — in which the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation — could propel two Republican candidates to the November race.

• Here’s what to watch for in the California primaries, which take place on Tuesday.

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Van Bavel outlines an interesting change in how he’s running lab meetings.