The true legacy of racism.
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.
So how did New Zealand’s election go?
Parting thoughts on the former next Madame President. (Or: I listened to 16 hours of Hillary Clinton so you don’t have to.)
The Christmas status of Die Hard, Rachel and Joey, the alleged villain of Titanic, and other age-old entertainment debates.
Trump’s campaign hats are why Trump won
A handful of long-put-off delights and a new game I’d never heard of until Jaybird bought it for me.
There’s been a stunning lack of candor about the staying power of the ACA.
This week: Science, Technology, Family, Sports, and Relationships!
I miss the days when late night comedians didn’t talk about politics all the time.
Autumn has arrived.
The origins of a crisis.
Attack and be attacked.
Country music loses another…
Conservatives continue to deal with the death of fusionism and the challenge of figuring out what comes next.
Disrupt kindergarten! No, wait, that’s not right…
On Saturday New Zealand has an election, who are the main players and what are the big issues?
Prosecuting parents, checking in on Blago, and more…
Tourism is sinking Iceland.
What’s in your book pile?
How do you verify identity in a digital democracy?
Or, how to enjoy board and card games when you’re averse to competition.
Holy fishing Christ! Notes about a recent horrifying/riveting book about a murderous punk rock gang in early 80s Los Angeles.
In properly describing Donald Trump as a white supremacist, Jemele Hill joined a crowd of people who have done precisely the same thing. The White House’s response to her having done it though? It was very different.
The latest Stephen King horror adaptation plays like a big summer blockbuster
This week: Education, Labor, Animals, Economics, and Cities!
I’m an old dog, so I’m still having to learn all the social media tricks.
Last minute preparations
Against the recommendations of positive psychology
First Texas, then Florida.
News! Fake and otherwise.
Benefits to the ubiquitous 3-chord song include: Mashups
Everyone thinks they can get Amazon’s new headquarters; is it already a done deal?
Is “God” a necessary component to undergird universal human rights? And if so, what kind of God best serves the purpose and how compatible is the biblical God, and/or God of the various orthodox traditions with said purpose?
The First – Yesterday was Bug’s first day of Kindergarten.
The Anniversary was Saturday, 22 years of marriage. My secret to a happy marriage? I argue with you people instead of my wife. ;-)