- This is historic: Hillary Clinton is the first woman presumptive nominee of a major party – Vox
Whatever I think about Clinton as a nominee, to have a female nominee – and soon, I believe, a female president – is pretty amazing (and, also, long overdue).
- Trangender Actress MJ Rodriguez Talks About Her Hamilton Audition | Playbill
The link includes a video of her singing “Satisfied,” which led to Hamilton’s producers asking her to come in and audition for Peggy. She realized she’s a trans women while playing Angel in “Rent.”
- Another Benefit of Voter ID Laws (for Republicans): They Prevent Trans People From Voting
- How Clarence Thomas Broke My Heart – Bloomberg View
Interesting account of how easily being “race blind” turns into making any possible excuse for racism – as if the person who should be assumed innocent until all reasonable doubt is removed is the prosecutor, rather than the man on death row.
- Bruenighazi: how a feisty Bernie blogger’s firing explains Democratic politics in 2016 – Vox
I was surprised at how interesting I found this article.
- Comics&Cola: Snapshot thoughts: Holding together the Kingpin’s humanity in patterned waistcoats
Interesting post about the Kingpin’s costume design in Frank Miller’s and Bill Sienkiewicz’s 1986 graphic novel Daredevil: Love and War.
- “Like a Damn White Knight”: Feminism and Chivalry, Love and War and Sin City « The Hooded Utilitarian
And Kristian Williams argues that there are interesting (and possibly unintentional) feminist themes in Love and War and Frank Miller’s Sin City.
- Green Party’s Jill Stein on the Feminist Case Against Hillary Clinton | Rolling Stone
- Donald Trump and the Backlash Against Political Correctness – The Atlantic
Basically, he’s afraid that if people knew his political opinions, they might not like him (because PC thought police), so he’s voting for Trump.
- The Economic Lessons of Star Trek’s Money-Free Society | WIRED
- Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver At Retirement Home, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman
Dr Heimlich is 96 years old, and has apparently never performed his maneuver to save someone’s life before (although there is some question on that point).
- Should you edit your children’s genes? : Nature News & Comment
This article, about “the emergence of a powerful gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR–Cas9,” interviews several disabled people about the technology.
- 5 Times Student Art Was Censored For Being Offensive | Heat Street
Includes a mix of suppression from the right and from the left.
- Why Sci-Hub Will Win — Medium
It’s not just cheaper; it’s a much better service.
- Impact of Social Sciences – Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors.
- For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds | Pew Research Center
That headline could give the impression that >50% of young adults live with their parents, but that’s not true; it’s about 32%. Still, that’s a big rise from 1960 (when it was 20%), but a return to the norm for 1880 or 1940. The biggest change in recent years is the much lower chance that 18034 yr olds will be “married or cohabiting in own household,” from 62% in 1960 to 31.6% today.
- The 4 Most Damning Revelations In Wisconsin’s Voter ID Trial | ThinkProgress
- The word “Nazi” was an insult to the Nazis.
- Child Labor in Tobacco Supply Chains – Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
” We have more levers over these processes than we think, it’s just that policymakers choose not to use them.”
- Heated Argument Ends After Man Helpfully Points Out That Both Sides Are Bad – Point & Clickbait
I suspect I’ve been this guy all too often, albeit without the wonderful results.
- A universal basic income only makes sense if Americans change how they think about work – Vox
- Legal groups slam NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for creating “unconstitutional” blacklist of BDS supporters – Salon.com
To me it seems instinctive that states electing not to do business with or in another state is substantively different than creating a blacklist of businesses not to be dealt with. But is that true? I’m having difficulty parsing out what the important differences are, so it might be that my instinct is mistaken.
- A Hillary Clinton presidency will greatly boost women’s representation in politics, with big policy consequences – Vox
The very brief overview of polity differences coming from having female politicians in office especially interests me. Also, interesting side note about class differences and policy.
- Sit-in at Seattle U raises allegation on dean’s use of slur that may have been reference to book
It’s no secret that I think many criticisms of student protestors for being oversensitive and anti-free speech are themselves hyperbolic overreactions. But this case – specifically, a petition to (among other things) fire a Dean for recommending Black civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s autobiography Nigger – is legitimately ridiculous and censorious.
- Google bans plug-in that picks out Jews – BBC News
Antisemites being simultaneously frightening and ridiculous.
- On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – STRIKE!
Thanks to Grace for this link! I don’t agree 100% with the article – it sometimes veers close to claiming the ruling class has more deliberate intent than I think it does – but I’ve certainly held some jobs the world could have happily done without (like night secretary at JP Morgan).
- How Frankie Manning’s incredible dancing skills made him famous twice, 50 years apart – Vox
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