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The Shift With Sam Baker • 99 implied HN points • 19 Apr 24
  1. The Shift With Sam Baker newsletter offers a variety of curated content, including essays, round-ups, book clubs, and more for readers.
  2. The newsletter contains interesting links and recommendations on topics like relationships, celebrity encounters, personal reflections, and societal issues.
  3. Paid subscribers get access to exclusive posts and support the work of the newsletter creator.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 12779 implied HN points • 09 Mar 24
  1. The article discusses how state media in various historical regimes may have praised a leader's speech as enthusiastically as Joe Biden's State of the Union address.
  2. The post highlights the reaction of ABC's chief Washington correspondent and his colleague after Joe Biden's speech.
  3. The article teases a discussion between correspondents about the effectiveness of Biden's speech, requiring a subscription to read further.
kareem • 7802 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Kareem emphasizes the importance of treating everyone with love and respect, striving for a world where exploitation doesn't exist.
  2. Substack is under scrutiny for allowing hate speech content, sparking debates about free speech and censorship.
  3. Effective protest movements online can lead to positive changes in platforms' policies, demonstrating the impact of public activism.
Bulwark+ • 7036 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Senator Joni Ernst's shifting statements on the Capitol riot raise questions about GOP's stance on insurrection.
  2. Republican voters in Iowa support Trump despite controversies, but significant percentages may not in the general election.
  3. GOP's willingness to stand by Trump, despite potential criminal charges, signals a concerning trend for the party's future.
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read • 38031 implied HN points • 07 Jun 23
  1. Substack is introducing a new email digest called Your Weekly Stack to help readers discover new stories and writers on the platform.
  2. Your Weekly Stack will be sent every Wednesday, providing a roundup of curated posts for subscribers.
  3. Readers can provide feedback on Your Weekly Stack and opt out at any time if they do not find it suitable.
Substack • 635 implied HN points • 14 Mar 24
  1. The Substack Bulletin shares news, resources, and opportunities for publishers, offering collaboration tools and customization tips for Substack websites.
  2. Recent updates include direct messaging capabilities for publishers, an upgraded recommendations network leading to increased subscriptions, and advanced layout options for showcasing content.
  3. The community section highlights writer meetups, milestones, and press features, encouraging interaction and sharing within the Substack community.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 28947 implied HN points • 06 Apr 23
  1. MSNBC shifted from reporting provable facts to spreading misinformation from politicians and intelligence officials.
  2. The network doubled down on false narratives about Trump-Russia collusion even after the collapse of the Mueller investigation.
  3. Hiring contributors who had perpetuated misinformation led to a reputation-tarnishing downfall for MSNBC.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1729 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. Trump was criticized for his handling of lockdowns and the COVID vaccines.
  2. There were concerns about the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines.
  3. Calls were made for Trump to apologize, make amends, and address mistakes made during his administration.
Points And Figures • 719 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. The emphasis on transgender issues has shifted from other social issues due to the potential financial incentives and long-term profit from transgender-related treatments and services.
  2. Businesses analyze customer acquisition costs and cash flows to understand why certain decisions are made regarding transgenderism and abortion, showing that transgender-related treatments offer a more sustainable revenue stream compared to abortion services.
  3. The transgender industry presents a significant financial opportunity, with ongoing cash flows from hormone treatments, surgeries, and other related services, highlighting the motivations behind the push for transgenderism acceptance and coverage by insurance companies.
Simon Owens's Media Newsletter • 424 implied HN points • 29 Feb 24
  1. Emphasize the local impact: Clearly communicate how local news is shrinking in your area to show readers what they may lose without support.
  2. Specify donation purposes: Avoid vague requests and explain how donations contribute to specific journalism projects or coverage areas.
  3. Implement pledge drives: Utilize public-radio-style pledge drives to create urgency and engage readers, ensuring they are consistently reminded of membership opportunities.
Knicks Film School • 884 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses the aftermath of a big day for the Knickerbockers.
  2. The author reflects on missed details in the newsletter due to distractions.
  3. Readers are encouraged to subscribe for more content and access to archives.
Daily Chartbook • 262 implied HN points • 12 Mar 24
  1. The post is about Daily Chartbook #399 on March 12, 2024, where subscribers can catch up on the day through 30 charts.
  2. Access to the post and content is exclusive to paid subscribers, with a prompt for non-subscribers to sign up.
  3. The post provides links to subscribe or sign in for paid subscribers to access the content.
Off to Lunch • 1218 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. Off to Lunch newsletter is back for 2024 with exciting plans, including relaunching Business Leader magazine.
  2. The podcast associated with Off to Lunch covers big business stories and interviews key figures like the CEO of Seedrs and UK boss of Peloton.
  3. Important news stories highlighted include weakening UK job market, Artifact app closing down, and Adidas CEO sharing his phone number with all staff for feedback.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 1218 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. The coldest NFL game in history could be the Dolphins at Chiefs playoff game.
  2. The US and its allies conducted a significant attack on Yemen's Houthi rebels after they ignored demands to cease attacks on merchant ships.
  3. Remote workers are being promoted less frequently than office workers and also receive less mentorship.
From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy • 3144 implied HN points • 30 Oct 23
  1. The newsletter 'From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy' is relaunching with new features like contributors, a book club, and monthly essay publications.
  2. There will be changes to the subscription rates, with an annual cost increase to $50, but existing $30 subscribers are locked in and new subscribers have until the end of 2023 to join at the lower rate.
  3. The newsletter will expand into a magazine-like format with additional content for paid subscribers like link recommendations, a cooking supplement, and a book club.
OpenTheBooks Substack • 236 implied HN points • 05 Mar 24
  1. University of Virginia spends $20 million on 235 DEI employees, with some earning up to $587,340 annually.
  2. University of Florida saved $5 million yearly by eliminating 13 full-time DEI positions and reallocating funds to faculty recruitment.
  3. UVA has deep DEI infrastructure with various agencies and departments dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America • 9159 implied HN points • 22 Feb 23
  1. World Health Organization has faced criticism regarding its handling of the pandemic in relation to the US.
  2. US taxpayers may be disproportionately burdened financially in upcoming WHO agreements.
  3. Concerns raised over potential loss of American sovereignty in decisions made by the WHO.
On Repeat by Kevin Alexander • 452 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. Time moves swiftly: Year Progress on Twitter reminds us that time keeps ticking, and before we know it, days turn into years.
  2. Memories fade: The passage of time can make entire years seem like a blur, with only snippets of memories left behind.
  3. Nostalgia for the past: Looking back at favorite records and shows brings a wave of nostalgia, reminding us of special moments and experiences.
kareem • 5975 implied HN points • 27 Jun 23
  1. The story of the Titanic submarine tragedy reveals societal value placed on lives.
  2. Blaming the Titanic sub deaths on 'wokeness' was misguided.
  3. Different perspectives on faith and science emerged from the Titanic sub and Greek shipwreck tragedies.
Daily Chartbook • 262 implied HN points • 27 Feb 24
  1. Daily Chartbook #389 is a paid post on substack with 30 charts to catch up on the day.
  2. The content is exclusive to paid subscribers, offering in-depth insights for those interested.
  3. Readers can sign in if they are already paid subscribers or choose to subscribe to access the content.
Daily Chartbook • 235 implied HN points • 24 Feb 24
  1. The Daily Chartbook #388 provides a daily summary of events through 30 charts.
  2. The content is behind a paywall, accessible only to paid subscribers.
  3. Readers can subscribe to access the detailed chartbook or sign in if they are already paid subscribers.
The Dossier • 211 implied HN points • 26 Feb 24
  1. Social media is rife with sensationalized, unverified claims about a supposed Tucker Carlson assassination attempt in Moscow.
  2. The clickbait culture on social media platforms leads to the spread of baseless narratives for the sake of increasing traffic and monetization.
  3. It is crucial to scrutinize sources and facts in a world where sensationalism often overshadows truth and critical perspectives.
Simon Owens's Media Newsletter • 224 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Advertisers won't easily fund news due to activist campaigns pressuring them to choose where ads appear.
  2. The use of keyword blocklists by advertising agencies has made it difficult to monetize hard news through advertising alone.
  3. Organizations are urging brands to support trusted news sites to ensure journalism is adequately funded, but the path forward is challenging.
Breaking the News • 513 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. It's important to focus on reporting current events rather than predicting the future in politics.
  2. News organizations should use their resources to produce stories about what is happening now, instead of speculating about the future.
  3. Avoid stories based on polls, political framing, or candidate 'momentum' in reporting to maintain audience trust.
Animation Obsessive • 4036 implied HN points • 12 Jun 23
  1. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends was a script-driven animated series with a personal touch from the creators.
  2. The animation news highlighted 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' success globally and updates from various countries.
  3. The writing process for animation, such as the scripting, revisions, and voice recordings, is crucial for creating successful animated series.