Author Archives: Ampersand

Open Thread and Link Farm, Helicopter Bug Edition

Why it’s as hard to escape an echo chamber as it is to flee a cult | Aeon Essays “Where an epistemic bubble merely omits contrary views, an echo chamber brings its members to actively distrust outsiders. … They are … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, Kingfisher Pisher Edition

A New Reality? The Far Right’s Use of Cyberharassment against Academics | AAUP A dryly written, fascinating first-hand account. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy got decapitated while riding a Schlitterbahn water slide in Kansas City. Some jaw-dropping quotes from the … Continue reading

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Some Photos From My Israel Trip

Hey folks! More photos from my trip to Israel. Some of these have already been posted on Twitter, but most of them I’m posting for the first time. Jerusalem. I don’t understand why I find the sight of mountainside cityscapes … Continue reading

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Giant Faces On Storefronts In Jerusalem

Yesterday was a great day in Jersusalem. I visited the Wall, but in an unexpected place; visited an archeological dig that’s not open to the public (!); and got very lost in the old city. I’ll be posting more details … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Politicizing Tragedy

If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support my Patreon! A $1 pledge really matters. The topic that’s been on everyone’s minds this month. It so often feels like there’s nothing to say… The country goes through … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, They’re Both Dumplings Edition

Trans kids massively benefit from being allowed to socially transition – ThinkProgress Support for free speech is rising, and is higher among liberals and college graduates. – Vox Someone is wrong on the internet, millennial savings edition | FT Alphaville … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Liberal Pundit Opposes Identity Politics! What a Shock!

If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support them on Patreon. A $1 pledge really matters. The pundit march against “identity politics” never gets old, does it? Oh, wait. In a way, this is something I did … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Farrakhan in the Nest

If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support my patreon. A $1 pledge really matters. Like many progressives – especially Jewish and queer progressives – I’ve been pretty unhappy with the Women’s March organization this week. For … Continue reading

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Cartoon: “Too Much Foam”

If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support my Patreon! This is one of a couple of cartoons I’ve  recently written on the subject of abled people putting the disabled up on a pedestal. (After getting some … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Welfare vs Wealthfare

If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support my Patreon! A $1 pledge really matters. Another collaboration with Rachel Swirsky! I don’t have much to say about the politics of this issue that isn’t covered in the … Continue reading

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