The Vitalist || Sunday. November 19
This week, Democratic NY Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand found herself the face of a national conversation with the potential to dominate headlines and divide her party by declaring that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. While, in the wake of scandal, the Moore campaign has taken to repeating Alabama’s motto, written in Latin on the state coat of arms in 1923 and translated to “We dare defend our rights,” while Moore backers have repeatedly argued that their state has the right to decide its own fate in the Dec. 12 special election.
Angela Nagle discusses the "sudden emergence of the so-called alt-right from the dark recesses of the internet into the American mainstream" and how it was, at first, "more baffling than shocking. The young people sharing strange, coded frog memes and declaring their commitment to white identity politics on obscure websites remained in the realm of the unserious—or at least the unknowable and weird." Jeremy Lybarger asks, can the cannabis industry help launch the nation’s first public bank in nearly a century? Perhaps the banking problem plaguing the cannabis industry will see a solution sooner than later...