- Above: A drawing from my sketchbook. Click to see it bigger.
- I highly recommend this long article on corruption in US politics by Ezra Klein, reviewing a book by Larry Lessig and talking about the problem with money, lobbyists and politics (and it’s not bribery).
- And after that, you might want to read this response by Lessig.
- 1902’s Women of the Future Trading Cards
- Obama, Black Voters, and Same-Sex Marriage
- Icelandic Anger Led To The Government Helping People, Not Banks
- I really admire this political cartoon by David Horsey — but it would be twice as good if he’d left the second word balloon out entirely.
- Why the prison system has become The New Jim Crow.
- What U.S. Politicos Can Learn from Denmark: Shorter campaigns, ban TV campaign ads. Of course, that would probably require a constitutional amendment.
- Home Care Workers: Underpaid, Uncared For
- Being in Congress Sucks These Days: Why we should bring earmarks back
- Birtherism Is the Least of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Sins – Conor Friedersdorf – Politics – The Atlantic
- Homophobic Neighbors can be Bad for Home Values | Dollars and Sex | Big Think
- In 2008, Fox News Explained—Accurately!—That Presidents Can’t Lower The Price of Gasoline. Of course, Democrats blamed the President back then.
- Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979. – CSMonitor.com
- How to Grow the Economy in One Easy Step
“Any writer will admire a good sentence. Sentences can lilt, and drift, and settle lightly down. Sentences punch. Sentences thrust, and parry. Sentences can extend out past the point at which they might reasonably have been expected to end, bending under the weight of first one dependent clause, then another, tiring the reader out, making her wonder when the line will end, but not, perhaps, without hope that the exercise will deliver some point, however small — some perception or image that will arrive, at the very end, like, say, a caramel apple. Who would argue that the form of the sentence should not help deliver the sentence’s meaning?” — Tom Piazza, via the blog Attempts
- And finally, some cool videos about spiders and pigs (but oddly, not about Charlotte and Wilber):
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