Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Aging fighter jets to be replaced in mid-2020s, Liberals will buy used Aussie planes as stopgap
“Canada plans to buy a handful of used Australian fighter jets as a stopgap on the way to replacing all of the air force’s aging CF-18s sometime in the mid-2020s, the Liberal government said Tuesday.
“Cabinet ministers at the same time formally announced the beginning of the competition to replace the entire fleet of fighter jets, a process that will take years.”
– CBC News
2. Trump tweets sexually suggestive insult about female senator, saying she would beg, ‘do anything’ for money
“The tweet came as Trump is already facing negative publicity from renewed allegations from three women who had previously accused him of sexual harassment, which are coming amid the #MeToo movement that is roiling the nation and forcing powerful men accused of sexual misbehaviour from their posts.
“The president ignored a reporter’s question about the tweet after he signed a defence authorization bill shortly after noon.”
+1: Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP – Washington Post
3. The ‘alt-right’ created a parallel internet. Mostly it just sucks
“If you’ve lost sleep worrying about the growing power of the alt-right — that shadowy coalition that includes white nationalists, anti-feminists, far-right reactionaries and meme-sharing trolls — I may have found a cure for your anxiety.
“Just try using its websites.”
4. This moment isn’t (just) about Sex. It’s really about work.
“This is not, at its heart, about sex at all — or at least not wholly. What it’s really about is work, and women’s equality in the workplace, and more broadly, about the rot at the core of our power structures that makes it harder for women to do work because the whole thing is tipped toward men.”
– The Cut
5. The 2017 hater’s guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog
From Drew Magary: “Don’t you see? While this catalog may look like a talisman of yuppie waste, designed to lure in aspirational marks who have already ceded to living the bulk of their lives in monstrous, crippling debt … I’m here to tell you this catalog is THERAPY. It is an escape. It is the way we cope with things here. And really, isn’t that better than actually fixing anything wrong with the world? I say yes.”