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Whenever I feel like life or certain attractive elements of it are passing me by—which they are, and they should—I retreat to Raymond Chandler. He captures my perspective perfectly.
I’m glad I left the UK off my upcoming European itinerary. Sounds like they are f***ed into a cocked hat for another four weeks.
“Revisiting The Beauty Myth, I found it beautifully written, accessible, and righteous. I also found it daft.”
Want to fix our hyper-partisan politics? Eliminate existing incentives for politicians to pander to extremes. Ranked choice voting is one simple solution.
Police forces all across America have completely lost whatever respect and authority they may have held over the past few weeks. Every single one of these brutal bullies has acted out in full, conscious view of video cameras. They must be ended.
Lots of people are dunking on @mikiebarb for putting the original of this up and saying “In a word… The South.” But guess what, sports fans, the area in the circle is definitively at least as rural and subject to food deserts as the South.
GOP politicians and conservative media flacks are pompously intoning about “lowering the temperature,” “healing,” and “moving on” because they got caught crossing a bright line, and they know it. Suddenly, the relentless attack dogs of Benghazi want to forgive and forget.
“The superiority of economic performance under Democrats rather than Republicans is nearly ubiquitous… By many measures, the performance gap is startlingly large – so large, in fact, that it strains credulity.” by @delong