How did it get to be Friday again? I thought we were just here. Anyway, I've got some interesting links to share with you today!
1. We've been hearing about the Amazon being on fire, but it turns out that Amazonian fires are an annual thing. It's worse this year, but it was almost this bad a few years ago. This article has several useful graphs to put the current crisis in perspective. But, still, the Amazon burning is bad and we should do something about it. Panic is not the correct response, though.
2. Our president says that doctors came out of operating rooms to see him when he visited hospitals in El Paso and Dayton. No, they didn't. That doesn't happen. Surgeons stay and do their work, even if the president is in the next room.
3. Here's a sympathetic look at a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Appalachia. They don't see a lot of abortion-minded clients, but they try to help women and their partners who are in a rough spot with a pregnancy.
4. Excellent piece on Elizabeth Warren by a reporter who has spent part of this summer with her. Warren looks to be a very viable candidate.