July 31, 2016
Fairness Doctrine. Its elimination is how we got Fox “News.”
July 30, 2016
TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry. Fortunately it is probably dead.
Hillary Clinton’s Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He’s in Their Corner. No matter who wins this one, it’ll be a disaster for nearly everyone.
July 29, 2016
A Belch in Gym Class. Then Handcuffs and a Lawsuit. Were I in school now, I’d be arrested 1,000 times a day.
In praise of the pipe organ. A missed chance to call the piece “Piping up for the pipe organ.”
How the biggest companies in the S&P 500 use made-up earnings numbers. Fraud, shakedowns and shell games are omnipresent now at every level of capitalism.
Booing and Nothingness. The infantile political culture of the US gives me nausea from which there is no exit.
July 28, 2016
The Typography of ‘Stranger Things.’ Is lovely. Is wonderful. Is a story in itself.
July 27, 2016
I’ll admit that I find it hard to take this ahistorical high dudgeon of the pundit class seriously. Most people are ahistorical; most people’s historical awareness could fit on back of a matchbook.
July 26, 2016
The downside of being happy. Favorite artists’ works (like Deb Talan’s) get remarkably worse after they achieve some happiness.
Hillary doesn’t get it: She doesn’t need to move toward the middle — she needs to move toward the anti-establishment. Not credible for her to do so, nor possible.
On positive messaging, Trump is absolutely stronger. There is no contest. Agreed 100%. Clinton message: Vote for me and things will get worse, but slower. Trump message: Let’s make things better. Who wins?
July 25, 2016
Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Francis Stevens. Never heard her name? Well now you have.
34 Young Adult Books Every Feminist Will Love. Yes, it’s a list and yes it’s Buzzfeed, but the recommendations are very good.
The real story of Brexit is not about the UK at all and perhaps not even about the European Union. Rather it is about the rejection of incumbent expert opinion. Experts are mostly right, but much too often disastrously, catastrophically and comically wrong.
July 24, 2016
No, your dogs do not belong everywhere. Dog owners aren’t all dog people, but dog people are uniformly halfwit shitheads.
You’re not alone in feeling alone: Why it’s so hard for adults to make friends. At least part of Trump’s rise explained by lack of any real community in most of West.
Clinton’s F-You to Progressives: This is How Trump Could Become President. With Kaine pick, Trump presidency chances went up a whole lot.
July 23, 2016
Margaret Atwood on Donald Trump, Witches, and Flying Cats. She’s wrong about screens and books, though.
Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn Controversial Copyright Law Provisions. This will never happen; too much power/money on the line.
Brexit: How design made the difference. Or a difference, at least.
July 22, 2016
Fish can recognise human faces, study finds. Anyone who has ever been around a betta knows this already.