TouchStone Reads - March 8th, 2024


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Kremlin Leaks: Secret Files Reveal How Putin Pre-Rigged his Reelection (VSquare)

  • IRS chief: Tax evasion by millionaires and billionaires tops $150 billion a year (CNBC)

  • How a Small Iowa Newspaper’s Website Became an AI-Generated Clickbait Factory (Wired)

  • Inside North Korea’s Forced-Labor Program in China (New Yorker)

  • American Autocracy Threat Tracker: A Comprehensive Catalog Based on Donald Trump and His Associates’ Plans, Promises, and Propositions (Just Security)

  • The Federal Reserve Just Leashed The S&P 500 And Raised The Bar For Rate Cuts (Investor’s Business Daily)

  • How the Pentagon Learned to Use Targeted Ads to Find Its Targets - and Vladimir Putin (Wired)

  • “A New Voice for the Times”: Is “The Morning” the Future? The New York Times’ flagship newsletter is hugely popular with readers, a source of tension among some reporters, and, for top leaders, more of what the traditional paper needs. (Vanity Fair)

  • What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet (New Yorker)

  • Larry David Pays Tribute to Richard Lewis: ‘Like a Brother to Me … the Funniest Person and Also the Sweetest’ (Variety)

  • Tracking global data on electric vehicles (Our World in Data)

What are you reading or listening to?