Flutterby™!: On Afghanistan and Higher Education Funding.
Dan’s at the same place I am. I doublethink my linking efforts here constantly, because vetting even the most benign articles is now a requirement.
PS Mag: Does Hillary Clinton’s Gender Give Her an Advantage?
A refreshingly different take from the usual ‘victimhood’ line: “ Many adults (34%) think that female politicians are better at working out compromises than their male counterparts. Only 9% say men are better.”
Guardian.UK: Ten inconsistencies in Trump’s big foreign policy address.
“It is perhaps unfair, however, to dwell too closely on textual analysis of a speech clearly written by a number of people.” As I mentioned, a teleprompted speech. I know what goes on behind the scenes ...
SF New Mexican: Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow.
If you haven’t experienced it, put it on the bucket list.
Neurodiversity.com: Screams, slaps & love (1965).
Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Therapists got angry with my stutter, but I never had to experience this. Perhaps I should count myself lucky.
WSJ: How Trump Killed Reaganism.
Be even better if I could read the whole thing. When are newspaper sites going to give us micropayment per-article prices?
Politico: Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record.
Ouch. But, if you were wondering, Hillary’s over 12 million.
NY Times: Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence.
You recall the Right-wing warning about ‘teleprompter speeches’ ...
The Atlantic: The Two Contradictory Ideas Many Americans Have About the Economy.
“Many Americans, then, are holding two contradictory ideas in their mind at once: the optimistic belief that their success is in their hands (on display since Tocqueville’s Democracy in America) and the acknowledgement that wages have been steadily stagnating (on decline since the band America).” Dumb reference, that last one.
SciAm: Many More Republicans Now Believe in Climate Change.
“Forty-seven percent of conservatives now say the climate is changing, a leap of 19 points since the midterm elections of 2014.” Repeat after me: Solar. Solar. Solar.
SciAm: Trump Culture - Threat, Fear and the Tightening of the American Mind.
Tightness/looseness? I look forward to peer review of this one.
I wish I could link some of the good articles at The Nation.
After three ‘free reads’, they start putting popup roadblocks in the way. So I can’t expose you to their work. There is one today on Sanders and Progressivism that I wanted to comment upon.
Atlas Obscura: The Epic Century-Long English Battle to Rid Itself of American Squirrels.
Excuse me if I remind our Brit friends that they gifted us with overabundant English sparrows and starlings (to name just a couple of invasives).
Atlas Obscura: For Sale - Solar Panels at IKEA.
“There is no word as to whether IKEA will bring their solar initiative to the United States or elsewhere, but there is no telling how much energy costs could be lowered by creating solar powered bachelor pads the world over.” As I’ve highlighted before, if you cannot afford a whole-house makeover, a room-at-a-time is less costly in the short term (though more expensive in the long run).
ArtDaily: London’s Big Ben to fall silent for months during “desperately” needed repairs next year.
Guardian.UK/Live primary results: track votes in MD, CT, PA, DE and RI.
The animations make the news slightly more bearable.
PS Mag: Can Holy Lands Become Holy Democracies?
A very good, if somewhat light, read.
c|net: Mechanical doping - Cyclist sentenced to 6-year-ban for using bike with hidden motor.
Dissent: Is Labor a Commodity in Wisconsin?
“Surely if labor (or labor power) is a commodity, it is as Marx and many others have noted a peculiar one. It has sentience, feelings, ideas and the capacity for resistance. It’s not just another bar of soap.”
PoG Photo Archives: Corner of Martinez Street and Hillside Street, Santa Fe.
BronxBanterBlog: The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis.
c|net: Dropbox looks to declutter your hard drive.
‘Twould be lovely to free up some space on the old primary hard drive. Security issues twangle in the back of my brain, however. DB’s had some issues. Even so, they’re so ubiquitous among my clients, using them is the #1 option.
BillMoyers: Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It.
She must move left on this issue.
Vox: More American children and teens aren’t just obese. They’re morbidly obese.
Gack. Well, I’ve pointed to this book before - expensive, but very much worth the price: Schooled on Fat. You will be shocked, I think. I was. It has the honor of being the first book I’ve ever reviewed on Amazon.