- We asked Texas Republicans banning books to define pornography. Here’s what they told us.
- Sex Isn’t Binary And Immutable, But It Wouldn’t Matter (For Trans Rights) If It Was | by Katy Montgomerie | Mar, 2022 | Medium
- Cancel Culture in 1832 Sounded Pretty Fierce – Jamelle Bouie
What Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about cancel culture and democracy.
- The Legacy of ‘90s Teen Girl Murder Films | Features | Roger Ebert
- Analysis: Rejecting 23,000 Texas mail ballots is vote suppression | The Texas Tribune
- Absentee ballot envelope design, the Texas debacle, and the one coming to Georgia | Election Law Blog
- In Defense of Debate – Jill Filipovic
“…whether I like it or not, abortion rights are up for debate. My choice is not whether I live in this world or my ideal one; it is whether I show up in the world I live in to defend abortion rights or not.”
- The Look of Gentrification – by Darrell Owens
“If you think of gentrification as coffee shops and bike lanes then you don’t understand gentrification at all. It’s about what’s inside, not outside.”
- The promise — and problem — of restorative justice – Vox
“If we’re going to think about forgiveness in terms of restorative justice, the only morally and politically careful way to do that is to recognize the legitimacy of the unforgiving victim.”
- His software sang the words of God. Then it went silent.
A really interesting article about a widely-used program used to train people to sing Torah – but after the creator died, the software wasn’t updated and it seemingly died as well. Good news that came up after the article was finished: People are developing emulators.
- An Afternoon at the Roxy, for the Last Time – Eater Portland
I’m still in shock about this. I haven’t eaten at the Roxy in years, but I used to eat there all the time: Decent diner food and sensational atmosphere.
- Opinion | The Senate approved Daylight Saving Time year-round accidentally. Blame Putin. – The Washington PostI had no idea that the year-round Daylight Saving Time amendment was sneaked through the Senate this way. It’s appalling behavior (and maybe unlikely to get through the House?), but also, I’m amused.
- The SAT Isn’t What’s Unfair – The Atlantic
Maybe I missed it, but I don’t think the author compared “top tenth” style programs to SATs, in terms of increasing admissions for low-income students. Nonetheless, an interesting article.
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