Ledes to read this morning
"Take a break from Trumpmania with my story about the pilgrimages to Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class," suggests Washington Post's David Weigel, tweeting a post that's gathered nearing 10,000 shares as of this moment. Colleague Steven Ginsburg bills it thusly: "remember that time @daveweigel stayed up all night to write about a cancer-stricken ex-prez teaching sunday school?" At Boston Magazine, David Bernstein theorizes, "Pretty sure @daveweigel made the trip just for the 'Tha Carter V' joke on Instagram, but he wrote an article too." "Holding a grudge? Let it go, says Jimmy Carter," shares Wall Street Journal's Deb Price after reading.
Here are other links unrelated to Trump that are worth your time: Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author who "explored the brain’s quirks," has just passed at age 82. "Woke up to find my hero Oliver Sacks has died. He was like no one in medicine or writing. I will dearly miss him," admits The New Yorker's Atul Gawande. We're also mourning the loss of horror maestro Wes Craven, who has died from brain cancer at 76. "Cinema is a little less scary. RIP Wes Craven," tweets Beth Accomando with KPBS. "Did not realize he was the one to discover/give Johnny Depp his first film role," reacts Matt Norlander with CBS Sports.
In other news making waves, President Barack Obama announced that Mount McKinley will be re(re!)named Denali. "Obama removes Ohio Pres McKinley's name from nation's tallest mountain. Ohio not a swing state for him anymore," shrugs the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Rich Exner. And yes, in case you were wondering, McKinley was Republican. At the same time, Obama's administration is developing sanctions against China over cyberespionage. "This could be a tricky one for Xi's visit" in two weeks, predicts Rosalind Mathieson at Bloomberg News. This news comes even as recent market crises puts the first dents in Xi Jinping’s power. "Xi to markets: Go up. Markets to Xi: Says who? Great inside look at red economics," summarizes WSJ's Bob Davis.
Also, Today Show observes the anniversary of Princess Diana's death in pictures.