Uber is one of the fastest growing and most disruptive companies in a tech industry known for speed and disruption. But the company has also earned a lot of negative headlines. The latest speed bumps were created when a senior executive floated the idea of digging up dirt on journalists (while at a dinner with journalists). Might be time to pull over and cool off a bit.

+ And here’s the headline of the day: Pentagon Distances Itself From Uber Executive. You know you’re having a bad day when politicians want to distance themselves from you.

+ Matthew Yglesias in Vox: Uber has an a-hole problem.

+ What is it about guys named Travis and the taxi industry?