Times err / 'Zombie impeachment memo' / Company's coming

Times err. An article that effectively buried newsworthy revelations about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misbehavior has triggered new complaints about The New York Times’ editorial judgment:

Esquire’s Charlie Pierce: “Who at the paper deserves to be fired for the clumsy and revolting tweet that originally was posted to hype the latest story?”
Boing Boing: Even the Times’ walk-back of the tweet was lousy.
Merriam-Webster threw some shade the Times’ way, too. [Link corrected.]
Buried lead or not, the story is fueling fresh calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment. (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “This is the Kavanaugh mess we feared.”

‘Hillary Clinton’s zombie impeachment memo.’ Politico says a congressional report written almost a half-century ago by a team of lawyers that “included Hillary before she was a Clinton” is serving as a handbook for House Democrats “to help determine whether they have the goods to mount a full-scale impeachment effort” against the man who defeated her for the presidency.
The latest addition to Elizabeth Warren’s torrent of policy papers: A wide-ranging anti-corruption plan [link corrected]
 … including nearly 100 ways “to take power away from the wealthy and the well-connected … and put it back … in the hands of the people.”
Vox: “If Warren makes it to the general election, she’ll have a clear contrast between herself and President Donald Trump.”
Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick: What if Trump refuses to leave office?

Nice deal if you can get it after being disgraced. The Tribune reports ex-Ald. Daniel Solis—whom prosecutors say used political influence for “personal benefits” including Viagra pills and prostitution services—nevertheless stands to collect a $95,000-a-year public pension for the rest of his life.
Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington: Mayor Lightfoot and County Board President Preckwinkle “don’t have to like each other. They probably never will. So what?

‘America’s next fight with China is unfolding at a glistening new factory in Chicago.’ The Times reports that fears about China’s potential to spy on Americans could prompt Congress to kill a deal to make mass-transit cars in the 10th Ward for Chicago and other U.S. cities.
Amazon plans to double the employee count at its downtown Chicago office.
The Sun-Times’ David Roeder warns of “something rotten” in Chicago’s real estate market: “A reliance on companies … that are losing a ton of money.”

Company’s coming. A WBEZ Curious City report about a changing climate’s toll on Lake Michigan concludes the region will probably fare better than coastal areas and therefore may “attract migrants seeking refuge from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels.”
This year’s weather extremes may spell disappointment for Chicago-area apple pickers.

‘At least a dozen autistic children were conceived from Donor H898’s sperm, prompting a lawsuit and study by genetics experts.’ At the heart of a Post story: An Illinois family. [Link corrected.]
Facebook yanked doctors’ fact-check of an anti-abortion video because Sen. Ted Cruz complained.

Thanks …
 … to reader Liz Braun, who noted the incorrect link above to the story about sperm donor H898.
 … to another LizDenius—for reporting a bad link to a report on Elizabeth Warren’s anticorruption proposal.
 … to Crissy Terawaki Kawamoto for flagging another flawed link to the Merriam-Webster item.
 … to Ted Cox and Mike Braden for spotting typos—misspellings of presidential candidate names—in Friday’s Chicago Public Square.
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