Katherine Krueger
Managing Editor, Splinter

Pretty stunning: the Brookings Institute, which has been tracking the massive staff turnover in the Trump administration, found the turnover rate among the president’s top decision makers hit 80 percent as of today. Is Trump leader of the Western world or running a digital media company into the ground?? Read more

Demi Lovato apologized for accepting a “free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts,” saying on Instagram that no one told her about the “potential backlash” of such a trip. “This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT,” she also said. I feel u but like, just do India next time. Read more

A new poll found just four out of 10 Republicans believe that Donald Trump talked about investigating Joe Biden in his now-infamous call with the Ukrainian president. Trump has said he talked about Biden on the call. The memo, released by his administration, says so too. There’s no excuse! Read more

If only there was a middle ground. Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted: “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.” But for now, she said impeachment is the “imperative. A kindly reminder that even the worst of the worst shouldn’t be kept in solitary! Read more

Read this great in-depth reporting from HuffPost today about the travails of working women just trying to breastfeed their kids, which found employers broke the law meant to protect a woman’s right to pump at work a staggering 68 percent of the time in the cases the site obtained. Read more

Seems fine: global warming going faster than expected, according to a landmark UN report out today, by basically any metric—the oceans are warmer and more acidic, the glaciers are melting, and “coastal extreme events” are getting worse. Unless we change everything, a billion people will be affected. Read more