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1. Not gonna lie; I'm surprised that World Magazine, an evangelical publication, would release such a withering expose of Liberty University's authoritarian crackdown on the college newspaper. But this is a must read:

world.wng.org/2018/08/papere…

#Exvangelical #EmptyThePews #Resist
2. Heavy-handed control over college newspapers--essentially rendering them propaganda outlets--is one common tactic used when evangelical colleges crack down to impose orthodoxy, a frequent pattern. Here's an investigative piece I did on these crackdowns

religiondispatches.org/special-report…
3. I interviewed David Wheeler (@WheelerWorkshop), who was faculty adviser for the student paper at Asbury University, and one of his former students for the article linked above. Asbury refused to print the student's article making a Christian case for legal same-sex marriage.
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Without journalists on Twitter:

@Fahrenthold’s investigation of the Trump Foundation would have lost a powerful research tool.

Guantánamo would have gotten much darker without @CarolRosenberg’s live feed.

The NY trial of Reza Zarrab would have been largely censored in Turkey.
On Twitter, reporter @BradHeath’s creation of the @big_cases bot connected more people with the raw records of our public institutions than perhaps any other act of journalism in memory.
Large swaths of the Chelsea Manning court-martial would have had no public record without journalists tweeting developments at hearings that got little coverage (and no official transcript).
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Nicholas Biwott Was Not A Good Man owaahh.com/nicholas-biwot…

#Longreads
Nicholas Biwott, Israelis and Mossad ties || By @johnKamau1 nation.co.ke/news/1056-4016… via @dailynation
That time EACC went for Biwott only to 'discover' he was their landlord 😂😂😂

(Which couldn't have been a surprise really, since he had stolen Trade Bank which stood where Integrity Center is today. Which was also once a church, then a disco).
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A couple of (very) #Longreads for the #LongWeekend....
The Poison We Pick. nymag.com/daily/intellig…
2. The History of Tea

npr.org/sections/thesa…
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Details of the scene at Trump Hotel DC during SOTU (by @brfreed for @washingtonian) washingtonian.com/2018/01/31/tru…
GSA employees spent taxpayer funds at Trump Hotel DC, BLT Prime. (As president, @realDonaldTrump oversees GSA; GSA owns the building Trump Org leases for Trump Hotel DC.)
(by @CristinaAlesci, @CurtDevine
for @cnn) cnn.it/2s4BEwq
Attorney representing Cork wine bar in its unfair competition suit against Trump Hotel DC weighs in on CNN article that GSA employees spent taxpayers’ money at Trump Hotel DC
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The year was bad. These stories were good. longreads.com/2017/12/11/lon…
I am going to now attempt to thread all of the @Longreads Number 1 picks. Pray for me.
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