Everyone may be created equal, but it’s a peculiarity of our democracy that the citizens of Wyoming have WAY more political power per capita than the citizens of California (fewer than 600,000 Wyomingans control two Senate seats, versus the 37 million or so Californians who have to share the same amount of power) — and more still than […]
Want a six-minute tear-jerker? It’s here: Love Won. A long journey, but the United States Supreme Court ordered it so, 5-4.
And for those who rightly worry that you can be married Sunday but fired Monday — once your employer sees it in the paper and realizes you’re gay — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]
Yesterday I urged you to find time to watch the President’s news conference. (And offered this relatively short take from Zbigniew Brzezinski, characterizing Israel’s Mr. Netanyahu as “not a serious person.”)
Jerry: “I rarely watch these things but once I started, couldn’t help but take in the entire hour’s press conference with great pride and […]
I hope you somehow found time to watch the President’s news conference yesterday. This is really consequential stuff, so if you have doubts about the deal, you should watch. And perhaps this relatively short take from Zbigniew Brzezinski (“I am impressed, encouraged by the deal“) who has a choice word or two […]
“If you want justice, it’s two hundred dollars an hour. Obstruction of justice runs a bit more.” – another New Yorker cartoon by Leo Collum.
Yesterday, the history of military and civilian deaths from war throughout our history.
Today, as we celebrate the deal to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power and avert another war — […]
But first a joke (well, a New Yorker cartoon by Leo Collum). Lawyer across the desk from a prospective client: “My fees are quite high and yet you say you have little money. I think I’m seeing a conflict of interest here.”
Have you got 18 minutes to watch a timeline summary of all […]
This TED talk strikes me as really important . . . whether you or a loved one has a drug problem, is addicted to Words With Friends, or simply wants to be a better informed voter as we seek ways to reduce suffering, crime, and costs.
Let me know your thoughts.
Yesterday: China, Puerto Rico, and the land of Borealis. Today:
HOW WE’LL LIVE ON MARS
The author says little more than 20 years. But even if it winds up being 50 — or 100! — that’s basically tomorrow. Can’t wait to read the book.
IS IT TIME FOR THE JEWS TO LEAVE FRANCE? […]
CHINA / CISG
The Chinese stock market has dropped 30% in a month — but before you go out running for bargains, note that it is still 80% higher than it was last summer. The bubble may have further to deflate. Here’s a quick clip from yesterday with the tale.
One Chinese stock that may […]
That’s what the blimp circling Chicago’s Soldier Field Stadium periodcially scrolled across its giant display, as 70,000 Deadheads — all of whom know the Loose Lucy lyric — did indeed thank the band for 50 years of a real good time.
For three nights running, as you probably saw on the news.
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They maintain themselves high above the fray, descending only to shoot the wounded.~S.J. Perelman on the press
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