Monthly Archive: June 2017

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Housing Policy

A HUD proposal last year aims to create more opportunity for recipients of housing aid. Could it work?

156

There Will Be No Single Payer

But take heart, the future of government health-care is almost certainly more generous than its present.

10

Wednesday!

Is it possible to make an album when everybody is totally tripping on acid?

As it turns out, it is.

59

It’s Their Universe, Not Ours

Shared Universes are a recommendation algorithm and a sequel factory and our enjoyment or lack thereof doesn’t really factor in.

50

Sunday!

So let’s say you’re having a movie night for co-workers.
You need to pick a movie that will get the most people to say “okay, I’ll come to your movie night”.
What movie do you pick?

13

Saturday!

Firefly. The video game. Only harder.

37

Weekend!

“I’m going to be getting a crown”, I told my co-worker.
Their eyebrows knitted.
“At the dentist”, I clarified.

12

Wednesday!

I bought an album that is the best album I’ve listened to in years. Seriously.

It’s Nothing’s “Tired of Tomorrow”

111

The Contemporary Monomyth

It is exceedingly difficult to get people to tell each other new and different stories than they do.

Yet it may prove to be existentially important to persuade them to do exactly that.

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For Democrats, Blue-Dogs are the way Forward

Democrats have always been more powerful as a party when their coalition is broad and inclusive of a large slate of conservative leaning red and purple state Democrats. Building such a coalition is getting harder, but it is still the only way forward.