- The Constitution Drafting Project – National Constitution Center
“The National Constitution Center’s Constitution Drafting project brings together three teams of leading constitutional scholars—team libertarian, team progressive, and team conservative—to draft and present their ideal constitutions.” Interestingly, the progressive and conservative constitutions both got rid of lifetime tenure for Supreme Court justices.
- Vaccine allocation, age, and race – Noahpinion
If we value Black and white lives equally, then on average Black people will get the vaccine sooner.
- (1) LORN – ANVIL [Official Music Video] – YouTube
Odd little science fiction three-minute animated video. A bit heavy metal like (i.e., for no particular reason the main character is a woman with large boobs in a skintight outfit), but fascinating and lovely visuals, all in black and white line drawings. ETA: Content warning for suicide.
- I wrote a Twitter thread on censorship in America today – not meaning “Kirkus didn’t review my book,” but meaning “government agents pounding on the door at 6:30am.” (Alternative link.)
- Visa and Mastercard are Trying to Dictate What You Can Watch on Pornhub | Electronic Frontier Foundation
“The truth is, navigating speech policies in a way that won’t shut down huge swaths of legitimate and worthy speech is hard. And it’s wrong that Visa and Mastercard have the power to—however clumsily—police speech online.”
- Dorf on Law: Justice Alito’s Sense of Grievance Distorts His Views of Free Speech
“Justice Alito is, not to put too fine a point on it, acting like a snowflake. Being called a bigot might be hurtful, but it is not censorship. It is counter-speech.”
- Why Are These Sea Urchins Sporting Cowboy and Viking Hats? There’s Science to Their Hot Looks
- Report Finds Bail Reform in Chicago Reduced Pretrial Incarceration Without Hurting Public Safety – The Appeal
- Digging Into the Messy History of “Latinx” Helped Me Embrace My Complex Identity – Mother Jones
- Free Speech Activists Are Trying to Get Me Fired Because They Didn’t Like a Joke I Made – The Stage Mirror
- A Surreal New Bookstore Has Just Opened in China | Architectural Digest
The photos are jaw-dropping.
- I left a long response in the comments to Shadi Hamid’s plea for Democrats to act in a bipartisan manner. Basically, I think we need to order from the options that are actually on the menu in front of us, not the options we WISH were on the menu.
- The dreamlike fungi that thrive in nature’s damp cornersGorgeous photos of mushrooms from the Netherlands.
- No-kill, lab-grown meat to go on sale for first time | Meat industry | The Guardian”
The “chicken bites”, produced by the US company Eat Just, have passed a safety review by the Singapore Food Agency and the approval could open the door to a future when all meat is produced without the killing of livestock, the company said.”
- Should the government pay Americans to get COVID vaccine? | Miami Herald
Yes, we should.
- Fat Lady Attempts to Get Health Care: An Oral History – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
This is a harsh satire about how shitty doctors treat fat women… so please be cautious about clicking through.
- Freeze Peach Revisited
“Free speech is your right to speak free of government interference. This is democratic bedrock. This is also your right to run a blog that nobody reads, print a book that nobody buys, and hold a protest that nobody cares about. Freeze peach is your ability to speak and be heard — for your testimony to be credited, your expertise accepted, for your opinions and preferences to matter in public discussion.”
- The photos in this post are by Kuma Kum.
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