🏈 Good Sunday morning. A little reality check for all of us: Last week's most-read N.Y. Times article was ... NFL draft analysis.
Two appalling attacks, four days apart: The first in Northern California, and yesterday's in my native Southern California — less than 500 miles apart. One mowed down Muslims. One aimed at Jews on the last day of Passover.
And of course, it's not just America: It was just six weeks ago that 50 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand were killed in terrorist attacks on two mosques.
Yesterday, worshipers in Poway, California, just north of San Diego, "were nearing the end of Passover, a sacred Jewish celebration steeped in ancient freedom, when a modern terror walked in the door," the San Diego Union-Tribune reports:
On Tuesday, in Sunnyvale, California, in Silicon Valley, a 34-year-old Army veteran of the war in Iraq intentionally careened his car through a crowded intersection, injuring eight pedestrians, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
The debate ahead ... The N.Y. Times' Charlie Warzel writes that online messages "from suspects in shootings at a California synagogue and a New Zealand mosque were similar":
"[I]t’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore how online hatred and message board screeds are bleeding into the physical world — and how social platforms can act as an accelerant for terroristic behavior.
The internet, it seems, has imprinted itself on modern hate crimes, giving its most unstable residents a theater for unspeakable acts — and an amplification system for an ideology of white supremacy that only recently was relegated to the shadows."
Last night, the political world had something for everyone:
What's new: You won't find it in the dictionary, but a "melt-up" is a term stock traders use for "a rapidly accelerating rally driven purely by sentiment, with high participation, volumes, and volatility," per Bloomberg.
Why it matters: "The dot-com bubble in 1999 and 2000 is a classic example."
President Trump arrives last evening at his Make America Great Again rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images
Exclusive preview for Axios readers ... "Biden? Pete? Trump?! Wall Street Democrats are absolutely freaking out about their candidate pool," New York magazine's Gabe Debenedetti writes in a piece on "Intelligencer" [Updated]:
One night in early April, roughly 20 of the Democratic Party’s highest-profile donors from the financial industry sat down over dinner to discuss how exactly they were feeling about the 2020 presidential race. ...
Convened by two veterans of liberal fund-raising — investors Steven Rattner and Blair Effron — the group [shared] notes on the overflowing field of candidates. But coming to some kind of consensus ... was a far-fetched proposition. .
"There’s tremendous fear," said one banker who was there.
The candidates who had long cultivated relationships with Wall Street — such as Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand — were struggling to gain traction and had grown more hostile to finance as their party had, too.
Joe Biden ... had never, until a few months ago, maintained any meaningful relationship with Wall Street ...
Nearly everyone else in the field, the financiers felt, was being pulled leftward by Bernie Sanders ... and Elizabeth Warren ...
Kamala Harris was a favorite of many.
Why it matters: "Their stories highlighted one of the more nuanced ways people think about privacy in the modern Internet age."
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