Okay, if politics had a playoff season, it would definitely be in the run between the conventions and the election. However, since the Stanley Cup Playoffs start tonight, that’s an appropriate title for this post. I’d much rather try to survive playoff hockey than politics.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that we have to do the links. Let’s kick off with MTV Movie Award winner and occasional wearer of a Mark Hamill backpack Daisy Ridley.
As part of a settlement with the US Department of Justice, Goldman Sachs effectively admitted that it misled investors about mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2007 financial crisis. (Fortune)
Donald Trump has made tens of millions of dollars in charitable donations, that much is true. However, very little of his charitable contributions are his own money. (Washington Post)
As we push towards the Republican National Convention, could Donald Trump secretly be hoping to get bounced out of the nomination at the convention? (GQ)
While most people can’t agree about anything in politics, a lot of people in Michigan can agree that they want rid of Governor Snyder over the Flint water crisis. (The Guardian)
Most sports try to avoid getting involved in the political quagmire. NASCAR is more than willing to throw itself right in the middle much to the detriment of the reputation its trying to build with its Drive for Diversity program. (Indianapolis Star)
Popular porn site xhamster is shutting off access in North Carolina over the state’s new anti-LGBT law. (Perez Hilton)
Despite the $25 barebones cable plans, cord-cutting is expected to continue in Canada this year to the tune of 191,000 more people dropping cable. (CBC News)
Just in time for the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s a look back at the NHL draft class of 1990. (New York Times)
The Washington Post just discovered Joshi (Japanese women’s wrestling). They have no idea what they’re getting into. (Washington Post)