So apparently everyone with any sort of online following is using substack to monetize that support. The only one I've given money to so far is my spirit animal but I subscribe to the free portion of a number of them. Just wanted to explain that if you were wondering about the increasing presence of substack links in this newsletter. Calvin runs the product behind Mark As Read which probably could be thought of in some ways as a competitor to substack. If you ever see me on substack without Calvin you'll know that we've gone and Lennon/McCartney'd this junt.
At any rate, Ken White (akak Popehat) is a lawyer who appears on the KCRW podcast All the President's Lawyers with Josh Barro. Josh Barro also hosts the KCRW podcast Left, Right, and Center or as it should properly be called Extremely Left, Quite Left, and Slightly Left.
In podcast form I rarely agree with Josh Barro. On Twitter I love his tone and often agree with him.
In Twitter form Ken White is awful and mean and petty. In blog form he's incredibly intelligent, charitable, and as in this link often helpfully debunks stupid viral takes with concise legal analysis. -Brian