So there are three things every high school senior should get in June: a diploma, my book, and a voter registration card.
Two minutes. (Thanks, Mel!)
And then He split an infinitive. Or maybe not, but being God, surely could have. And now we can, too! It’s okay, says the Economist. (Thanks, Brian!) I’m glad. It was a concept – like “never end a sentence with a preposition” — to which I could never get […]
Carl G.: “There is one thing I never see you write about is why Evangelicals support Trump so much. I think the reason is that their leaders worship the same thing… money. This is most obviously demonstrated in what is known as the ‘prosperity bible’ which seems to ignore what Jesus said about greed, the […]
Yesterday, communicating with the internet directly from your brain.
Today, the TED interview I told you about with Gwynne Shotwell, who runs SpaceX for Elon Musk.
Not that I’m in any hurry to climb into one of these rockets — I never even took the Concorde (Charles took it lots).
But what […]
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World–and How to Make It Work for You. It’s a book by Jeremy Heimans, whom I know a little, and co-author Henry Timms, who runs the 92nd Street Y where I made a paper mâché duck when I was 10 while the cool kid in my […]
There’s a line in L’il Abner (the most underrated Broadway musical ever) — in the song, “Progress Is The Root Of All Evil” with the refrain, “bring back the good old days!” — in which the rich guy complains “I went to see the President / They asked me to wait / And though […]
Billionaire Nick Hanauer summarizes:
Paul Ryan and Donald Trump promised you a $4,000 raise. They said the rich and corporations would give it you after they got giant tax cuts. But guess what? It’s not coming. That’s because their entire economic theory of growth is a scam.
Here’s the reality: If Trump wanted to give […]
But first: discriminating against babies on religious grounds? Really? Watch this just-released 60-second PSA from the Ad Council.
This Isn’t About Trump. (But of course it is.)
It’s a note to the writer’s Trump-supporting friends. If you have some (I have one!), pass it on.
I did — to an […]
Roger Cohen, in the indispensable New York Times:
We are tethered to a buffoon. He rages and veers, spreading ugliness, like an oil slick smothering everything in its viscous mantle. He’s about to bomb Syria. He’s not about to bomb Syria. His attention span is nonexistent. He […]
WheelTug signed its third airline of the year. To my mind, BOREF remains a spectaculation.
I’m guessing you’ve seen Sunday’s lead New York Times […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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