Know a well-meaning, open-minded Trump supporter with a daughter or grand daughter?  If so, find a respectful way to ask him to consider this  90-second video, “Girl in the Mirror.”



And perhaps ask him to listen to the first 30 seconds of this . . . Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse.



Republicans have won the popular vote in 1 of the past 7 presidential elections . . . and will have gotten to appoint 4 of the last 6 Supreme Court Justices if Judge Barrett is confirmed by Senate Republicans in breathtaking violation of their own pronouncements.

A country built on Common Sense should perhaps better reflect common sense and restore faith in the Court’s impartiality by adding three justices appointed by Democrats — Merrick Garland comes to mind as one of them — so that the balance would be 6 ad 6 . . . and then have those 12 select 3 more.  Imagine that: a depoliticized Court.  Wouldn’t most Americans favor that?



Responding to Ryan Holiday’s letter to his dad (“I believe this exceptionalism comes with responsibilities”), Paul deLespinasse suggests a Statue of Responsibility to complement the Statue of Liberty.



Check out this free e-magazine: The Future of Science In America: The Election Issue.  Its 15 articles include: “Award-Winning Scientists Offer Advice to the Next President of the United States” . . . “To Make Science Engaging, We Need a Sesame Street for Adults” . . . “Deep Fake Video Technology Is Advancing Faster Than Our Policies Can Keep Up” . . . and a lot more.  Kudos to editor Aaron Mertz, the cello-playing fearless solo-world-traveling (North Korea!  Kurdistan! Zimbabwe!) Rhodes Scholar biophysicist who was tending to mice in a research lab when we met and is now Director of Science and Society at the Aspen Institute.




CORRECTION:

The above, posted Friday, turns out to have been photoshopped.  My apologies.  The real truck, Snopes tells us, got stuck in 2o15, ironically emblazoned: ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS, THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS.

 

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