Russian pol: US intel missed “Russian intelligence” stealing “the president of the United States”. Thread: “How Russian provocation works in 3 easy steps”. Scott Shane on the fake Americans Russia created to influence the election. Kevin Bingle: “I ran digital for a 2016 presidential campaign. Here’s what Russia might have got for $100,000”. Brian Feldman on four important questions about Russia, Facebook, and the 2016 election. The info wars to come: Russia is weaponizing social media — it’s time we started defending ourselves. Cash-strapped states brace for Russian hacking fight. From the Brennan Center, Lawrence Norden and Ian Vandewalker on securing elections from foreign interference.

Richard Henry Seamon (Idaho): Dismantling Monuments. James Alexander (Bilkent): A Systematic Theory of Tradition. Myanmar treatment of Rohingya looks like “textbook ethnic cleansing”, says UN. Jared Keller on the broken promise of “never again”. Sometimes the biggest obstacle to abortion is insurance. Lost wages, serious illness and poor labor standards: Casey Quinlan on the dangers of rebuilding Texas and Florida. National flood insurance will help clean up after Irma and Harvey — and that’s a problem. Conservatives: Hurricane heroism disproves racism. Zeynep Tufekci on Equifax’s maddening unaccountability. Equifax hack is “Exhibit A” in case for regulation, Durbin says. In our cynical age, no one fails anymore — everybody “pivots”.

David Bier on five myths about DACA. DACApocalypse Now: Matt Cameron on a nightmarish lesson in Trump’s “rule of law”. Here are 5 reasons why a Dreamer bill could really happen. How the Dreamers learned to play politics. Dreamers, liars and bad economics: Trump and Sessions falsely justify a cruel action that hurts everyone except racists. “He presents himself as a pro-life man”: Pope Francis questions Trump’s decision to end DACA.

Trump’s impulsiveness has again been mistaken for something deeper. Donald Trump is not an independent: In every way that matters, he is a Republican president leading a Republican administration (and more and more). Memo to the New York Times: Donald Trump is a Republican. Why Republicans can’t govern: Trump’s deal with Democrats shows that controlling the White House and Congress isn’t enough. Where Trump’s hands-off approach to governing does not apply. Ian Millhiser on the bleak reason why America is always on the verge of a government shutdown. Maybe the GOP’s angry “base” doesn’t care that much about its legislative failures. A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined.

The Republican Party is building the electorate that will keep it in power. Bannon plotting primaries against slate of GOP incumbents. “Just because you’re ugly does not mean you are not firmly ensconced in the most rarefied circles of money and power”: Hamilton Nolan on Steve Bannon and the delusional elite.