Well, the Democratic convention took an unexpected turn with the resignation of the DNC chair. Matters for the convention could have been a nice and easy affair, especially when compared with the Republican gong show. Instead, the week will be clouded in doubt over whether the right person won.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday so it’s time for the links. Since we do talk some LOLympics later on in the post, here’s Brazilian model Adriana Lima.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as chair of the DNC after leaked emails showed how anti-Sanders she was. (Washington Post)
It doesn’t speak well for the current system that a candidate’s team and party leadership were effectively working hand-in-hand. (Rolling Stone)
And Clinton staffers are worried that the leaks aren’t done. (The Hill)
If you want a picture of the bases of the GOP and Democrats, look at the delegates and speakers at the two conventions. There is a stark difference in the gender and race composition of the conventions. (Fusion)
Who would be against legalized marijuana? Well, Big Pharma for sure. States with legal pot see fewer drug prescriptions and less Medicare spending. (LA Weekly)
Meanwhile, one of the biggest stories in Canada this week is expiring rewards card points. We have some big issues that need addressing obviously. (CBC News)
Can we downgrade Rio 2016 to LOLympics? The Aussies say the athletes’ village is uninhabitable. (Deadspin)
And half of Brazilians don’t want the Olympics which isn’t helping the country’s dire economic situation. (CNN)