The Unchecked Influence of NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer – The Trace
A sober account of how efficient lobbying works to horrific ends.
Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet? – The Guardian
I’ve always had a weakness for dictionaries, and this is an interesting account of the most comprehensive. I hope the OED has a brighter future than Encyclopaedia Britannica: whatever about general knowledge, I think that analysis of language benefits from opinion, preferably weakly held.
The Tyranny of Convenience – The New York Times
You could read this as an anthology of First World Problems but privileged or not, we must face our ennui nonetheless, and this article feels like a good place to start.