So yesterday we had the most important TED talk you’ll ever watch, which ties in neatly with the book I’ve been plugging, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, both of which cry out to us — implicitly — to elect really smart, really competent, superbly thoughtful leaders.
Boy, did Putin ever knock […]
Well argued here, in New York Magazine. Chuck and Nancy should read it.
And a sad, related read from the New Yorker: “When Deportation Is a Death Sentence.”
We were once a compassionate nation, a beacon of hope and democracy. Remember? Our racist, petulant, self-obsessed President has now issued more than two […]
Discovery Channel: Three minutes on the airports of tomorrow (WheelTug at 1:57). Some of it pretty silly — but not, I hope, WheelTug.
Holland. You have to read/watch this about Trump’s ambassador to the Netherlands and his press conference there.
Book #1. You know the old guy you always see sitting on the […]
. . . Their basic design runs exactly counter to voters’ stated preferences. Americans don’t consider tax cuts a high priority, and they are spectacularly unenthusiastic about […]
G Hammond: “I am reading your investment guide. If offered a choice between a 1.5% interest rate or $1,500 ‘cash back’ on a $19,500 car, your advice is to take the cash (page 25). Why?”
You’ve probably already seen it, but just in case.
And it’s not just Oprah. We have tons of potential traditional Democratic candidates with tremendous smarts, integrity, experience, and good will.
But for now, can we please focus on a massive turn-out November 6 that flips Congress and a great many state legislatures blue?
David B.: “All I could think of while reading Bill Gates in Time was that his optimism is the Trump voters’ pessimism. Everything he thinks is going well is exactly what they hate about the world. The divide is startling.”
Well, maybe not everything. But yes.
Meanwhile, from the New Yorker: The Increasing […]
Yes, the administration is unraveling, America’s hard-crafted world leadership of the past 70+ years has been lost — the US-centric TPP will instead cede the giant Pacific market to the China-centric RCEP, and Russia has destabilized our democracy — all that.
Click here for the good news: 2017 was a year of medical and technological breakthroughs — as 2018 and each year thereafter will surely be, too. Enjoy the list.
It was also a relatively good year not to get killed — humanity is getting better at minimizing the death toll from natural disasters.
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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