Wednesday posts to peruse
"RETURN TO PLANET HILLARY," Charles Homans with New York Times Magazine sounds the alarm on Twitter, sharing Mark Leibovich's latest trending piece entitled "Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton" (at 1,600+ shares so far). Of course, Jessica Goldstein at Vulture notices it "feels like a missed opportunity to use 'Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself' as a headline." Here's something else NYT Mag's Homans noticed: "SIREN: Hillary has eaten moose stew." At Politico, Elena Schneider muses, "Nothing like a moose to bring people together."
Elsewhere in politics, Donald Trump's popularity has spiked among Republicans--although his unfavorable ratings among Hispanics has risen from 60 percent in May to 81 percent, now. "Most stunning sentence you'll read all day: 'Trump's image has improved since his campaign launch'," marvels Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green. Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama makes his case to Thomas Friedman on the Iran nuclear deal. "f Obama wanted to reassure Gulf on Iran deal, I personally wouldn't have recommended another Tom Friedman chat," shrugs freelance journo Elizabeth Dickinson. Also, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen just began the first of two days of hearings on the central bank's semiannual report to Congress. WSJ's Phil Izzo tweets, "You know you don't have the time to watch all of Yellen's testimony. And the House is always so much fun. Solution." Simultaneously, The Intercept is reporting that Israeli special forces assassinated a senior Syrian official. "This is amazing: Israeli commandos kill 1> a general 2> in his home 3> during a party 4> unknown for SEVEN years," reacts Ryan Tate there.