Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Deadly terror attack near British parliament
“An attack outside Parliament traumatized the seat of British power on Wednesday in a confusing swirl of violence that left at least four people dead, injured 20 and prompted the hasty evacuation of the prime minister.
“The police said they were treating the attack as terrorism, which appeared to make it the most serious such assault in London since the deadly subway bombings more than a decade ago.”
2. It’s a mystery how the Liberals are encouraging innovation and helping the middle class
“It would be nice if Wednesday’s budget offered real gains because so far the Trudeau government’s handling of both issues is pretty much a mess.”
3. Trump’s ex-campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has clear plans to ‘greatly benefit’ Putin
“President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The White House on Wednesday acknowledged the AP’s revelations had “started to catch a lot of buzz” but brushed them aside, though some members of Congress expressed alarm.”
4. The Like button ruined the internet
“Is it any coincidence that the race to the bottom in media—toward clickbait headlines, toward the vulgar and prurient and dumb, toward provocative but often exaggerated takes—has accelerated in lock-step with the development of new technologies for measuring engagement?”
5. How Scott Adams got hypnotized by Trump
“Come to his Dilbert-shaped home. Bite into a Dilberito. Be persuaded on genocide, mental orgasms, and his fellow Master Wizard, the president of the United States.”