Update: 7/14/17

Y'all, there's so much happening. I want to talk about health care, and the procedural ruin that is happening in our Congress, and the broader failure of the underlying structure of representative democracy in this country, and Jared Kushner's SF-86, and how horribly terrifying the situation with North Korea seems, and the spate of recent … Continue reading Update: 7/14/17

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Link Dump #4

It's been a while since I updated. Here's what I'm working on: Until then, here's some worthwhile media to spend some time with. The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A. (NYTimes) Sophie Scholl and the legacy of resistance (JSTOR) The Early Spy Manual That Turned Bad Middle Management Into An Espionage Tactic (Atlas Obscura) Housekeepers versus … Continue reading Link Dump #4

Link Dump #3

What Calling Congress Achieves (New Yorker) Well, call it a flood. Call it, like Noah, the flood. Never mind the end of the day; last month, Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, got three thousand calls in one night. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, got thirty-one thousand in three weeks. Last year, in a … Continue reading Link Dump #3

link dump #2

religion: Alternative Facts in Bonhoeffer’s Germany (Christian Century) Palestinian Mennonite Seeks Peace Through Respect (Mennonite World Review) Blessed Are The Winners. Big Time. [Garrison Keillor] What Are We Holding On To Letter From an Anonymous Liberal Pastor in Trump Country (religion dispatches)   resistance Congress Deluged With Phone Calls (CNN) Congress’ Phone System Is Broken … Continue reading link dump #2

link dump #1

I’m doing a massive link dump because the number of articles I have saved is completely unreasonable. You can expect the next update of this blog to focus on policy, the Flynn scandal, and various personnel issues the Trump Administration is having. - the president being unintentionally hilarious ‘It’s rubbish’: Translators are struggling to interpret … Continue reading link dump #1