Daily Clips: July 26th, 2016

WHY THE NEWS SEEMS SO DIRE: There is a difference between feeling safe and being safe, and the media understands this all too well. They manipulate our primal minds to make us feel like the world is spinning out of control, because that’s best for their ratings.

As the futurist Ray Kurzweil put it, it’s not that violence is getting so much more common in the U.S., but rather that the information about it is more accurate.

DAVID BROOKS CANNOT SELF-REFLECT: With no irony at all, David Brooks lectures Clinton on her candidacy, telling her: “You’re going to have to show you understand the way members of your class have slighted people who are less educated and less cosmopolitan.”

This coming from a New York elite who didn’t see Trump coming and couldn’t understand why people were so angry at the state of politics…less than six months ago. And he has the self-righteousness to lecture Clinton. Good grief.

MICHELLE OBAMA’S DNC SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: Truly beautiful piece of work. She delivered it with excellent pacing and emotion, as well.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.