Reviewing, and trying to be somewhat spoiler-free, the first four episodes of Daredevil Season 2.
Monthly Archive: March 2016
As if that were hard.
A few hours after my doctor told me that my third pregnancy was going to end with a third miscarriage, I was standing in front of a class of college freshman leading a discussion...
The games from the 90’s you can go back to. The games from the 90’s you can’t go back to. (Also, on apples and oranges.)
A former denizen of our nation’s capital reflects upon an essential ingredient in the stew that is our politics: delicious, plentiful booze.
Although Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’sterrorist attacks in Brussels, they were also symptoms of a profoundly Belgian failure. The institutions of a well-policed and efficiently governed state have been evaporating for decades.
Belgium has been torn by the demands of its warring Flemish- and French-speaking communities. At the same time it has been squeezed by an ambitious European project that subsidized and empowered the country’s regions at the expense of the state. Belgian institutions were left hollowed out, impotent to address the strains of immigration and incompetent to penetrate a rising extremist threat.
This is at root a story of failed investment in all forms of capital — physical, human and institutional. For election cycle after election cycle, politicians squandered the wealth of the state to buy their way back to power. Investment became superfluous, vote-buying and social spending the priority. Belgian voters, who allowed this state of affairs to persist, share some of the blame.
Kira Hall tells it like it is.
This week! Crime, Asia, Nature, Family, Sports, Transportation
Holy cow, is it Good Friday already?
Indeed it is.
Where I don’t review Batman vs. Superman but critique the mindset of trolling fan boys.
In the end, we decided to flag it.
An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film is facing 10 years in state prison because he used a prop pellet gun without a state gun permit. Carlo Goias, whose...
Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Increasing School Choice for Special Needs Students – Opportunity Lives
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that will increase educational choice for parents and students in his state. The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act, passed by the state legislature...
What happens when you introduce an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter? Well, it’s kind of predictable – you get an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, ‘Bush did 9/11’-proclaiming robot. Developers at Microsoft created...
“That’s the dilemma for the press. In any previous election, if the Republican presidential front-runner had threatened a rival’s spouse, journalists wouldn’t have had to think twice about covering the incident. They would have known that highlighting such crass behavior would force the candidate to pay an appropriate price. They would have felt — quite rightly — that they were fulfilling an obligation to inform the electorate, which, being composed of sensible and decent people, would react with disgust.
The media sucks.
Thankfully, the world will not be ending anytime soon.
Spring Training games have roster rules. Does anyone care?
League Alum Jamelle Bouie asked: “On a D&D alignment chart, where would you put The Punisher?”
Conservatism stresses deference to the unseen. Trump rejects that out of hand, and he’s on the verge of the Republican nomination. What happened?