Lunchtime reading Wednesday, 07 August 2019 12:42:38 CDT David-Braverman Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics (0) A diverse flock this afternoon: FedEx will sever ties with Amazon as the latter builds its own logistics operation. Jennifer Rubin complains about the inanity of intra-party debates that miss larger issues. The #MeToo movement has changed the way film studios direct sex scenes. Alex Pareene expresses frustration with Washington reporters not talking about the blatantly obvious reason the president has gone after politicians of color. CityLab has a primer on the history and language of municipal zoning laws. How do websites keep you coming back, and keep you from leaving? They manipulate you. From last November, Topic discusses "hostile architecture" designed to keep you moving along, especially when "you" means "homeless." Finally, TNR reminds us that the Second Amendment is no more settled than any other bit of common law, so have hope. Your coder will now resume coding his previously-coded code.