Todd VanDerWerff, a cultural critic and journalist, says (somewhat unsurprisingly) that we need cultural critics and journalists, a group of writers that have been let go from numerous media outlets over the past few years as all media coverage is gradually sucked into the Trump Singularity.
Lawyers for Scot Peterson (one of the Deputies on-site during the Parkland shooting) are arguing that Scot Peterson had no Duty to stop the school shooting
Matthew Stewart’s piece on “the 9.9 percent” in the Atlantic is more interesting (and probably easier to remember) than jeremiads about the “one percent”.
New Reuters poll re: support for Republicans among 18-34 year olds
It could have, probably should have been, much worse. With one fatality reported due to cabin depressurization, total disaster was averted by the actions of the crew during the Southwest emergency landing
Is individualism better for the environment than collectivism?
Chris Morgan asked… where do we go from here? Living in the Cold War era, it was commonplace to set aside some time of the day to consider, even actively prepare for, the possibility of being nuked. “God may have willed the destruction of the planet in an atomic Gotterdämmerung,” Willmoore Kendall wrote, “but we…
I have been thinking about the point of lower education.
Is there a duty to protect on the part of law enforcement?
Sometimes, you’ve got a lot of problems with other people. Shouldn’t they have to hear about it?
Wanna speculate about the memo? Do it here.
One of those stories where every word is the right one in the right place…
So Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
This is the poem I try to remember to read every November 1st
There are a handful of things that were sins, way back when, that could only exist in the context of their time
Thinking about thinking about…
I don’t praise Hefner, but then neither do I condemn him either. He is human a mixture of good and bad and that is what should be remembered.
I’m an old dog, so I’m still having to learn all the social media tricks.
Here’s a 102-year-old letter I can’t wait to read.
And another thing: it’s really not such a good thing from a vehicular maintenance perspective.
It looks to me like there’s a trend here.
Join the crew of Mon Tiki Largo as she sails from the Chesapeake Bay to New York City and on to Montauk New York.
Sean Spicer could benefit from going to a few Toastmasters meetings.
I figure we needed one of these.
It’s good to have a sense of humor about these things.
In the first place, let me treat of the nature of man and what has happened to it.
Captain America did this kind of thing all the time.
Man walks into a deli and asks “Have you get frog’s legs ?”
Which is why no one likes them.
Way beyond the horizon.
“We have discovered happiness” — say the Last Men, and they blink.
A familiar poem for All Saints’ Day: The Deacon’s Masterpiece by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Chicago Cubs and their interesting fans.
A status check on technological disruption in the legal profession.