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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

The persistent myth of finding love on a plane

The Lipstick I Wore to My Divorce

Why I Take All My First Dates to Olive Garden

I Can’t Believe Elizabeth Warren Is Losing to These Guys

Related: Women of Substance, 2020’s slate of female presidential candidates is already making history

You should have sex before bed for better sleep, says study

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Daisy April 20, 2019, 11:35 am

    I met 2 successive boyfriends on planes and was with each for about a year and a half! The 2nd one was always nervous when I’d fly without him haha.

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    dinoceros April 21, 2019, 6:40 pm

    I found the Warren piece to be strange. The writer implies that they think it’s unfortunate that she’s being overlooked in favor of the male candidates, but then basically just makes a list of why they don’t like her, with some lukewarm praise thrown in (but qualifying it by saying some of those things are unimportant). While I am annoyed with how she and other women are being overlooked in the media, I’m also wary that folks who are deeming her “losing” this early on are sort of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. I remember a time when Howard Dean was expected to win the nomination, and that was much closer to the election than we are now. I think it’s good to call out the media, but I also think that folks talking about people winning and losing at this point are either getting ahead of themselves or have a specific agenda in talking about it like that.

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    ron April 21, 2019, 8:53 pm

    I don’t think it fair to tie Warren’s failure to hit double digits to how the media covers the race. The public drives the media, rather than the other way round. The public seems attracted to fresh, novel, out-sized personalities, who are rousing or, at least, very engaging speakers. I can’t think of a time in the past 50 years when issues and experience were less significant than today. That’s how we have President Trump. I think everything is so dumbed down that people shun complex, consistent policies, in which the downsides are acknowledged. For Trump (and admittedly, also Bernie) everything was great, with no downside. Bernie is being more detailed and realistic this time, has provided more detail on his plans, and released his taxes, but he’s not really what we used to regard as a policy wonk. Just as Ryan and his plan to ‘balance the budget, fell leagues short of either honesty or true wonkery (which requires both honesty and realistic detail).

    Too early to tell what flavor the primary electorate is going to want their ice cream to be. Perhaps serious wonkery will be more in style a year from now. Warren needs for that to happen. I’ve voted for 50 years. Couldn’t imagine ever seeing a reality TV star president or having a mayor of a city of 100,000, or losing Senate candidates being seen as presidential front-runners. But then we’ve just seen Trump accepted as having exceptional business experience and Hillary trying to sell that she has been accumulating relevant experience since she took her first crap in her diaper.

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