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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Fighting Words

What We’re Following Trump at the UN: In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump declared the U.S. ready and willing to “totally destroy North Korea” in defense of itself or its allies—a dangerous assertion, since the effects of using force in North Korea would be …

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Shade! Shonda Rhimes Slams The Emmys

The Emmys made history last night by finally honoring African-Americans in the directing and writing categories for comedy, but not everyone was here to praise the award shows. Shonda Rhimes had a serious clap back.  In an interview with Vanity Fair, the mogul was happy for the wins of Donald …

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GM Catapults Launch of Black Girls Code Detroit Chapter

Black Girls CODE has frequented the media a lot as of late, particularly for turning down a $125,000 grant from Uber that the founder, Kimberly Bryant felt was disingenuous. Bryant told TechCrunch that, “it seems a bit tone-deaf to really addressing real change in how they are moving towards both inclusion …

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What it’s like to write jokes for President Obama

David Litt wants you to know he wasn’t that important. Yes, he was a speechwriter for President Obama. But “speechwriter” encompasses a whole range of formats beyond the iconic, rhetoric-to-the-rafters stuff that POTUS famously delivered. Though Litt lent his efforts to more traditional presidential addresses, working his way up to Special …

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