Tagged: Driving Blind


Driving Blind: The Road to “Intervention”

While the President and his administration prime the American public for war with Syria, a look at some of the day’s most prevalent writing on the topic demonstrates just how little anyone knows about what might happen after the country does so.


Driving Blind: Democracy as First Resort

Because daily “Driving Blind” posts began to feel both overly taxing and to some degree redundant, I’ve decided to try combining them into one longer list of links to be posted each Friday afternoon. Also,...


Driving Blind: Dead Novelists and a Leaker on the Run

“Over the years, they had destroyed all of him, removing hands, arms, and legs and leaving him with substitutes as delicate and useless as chess pieces. And now they were tampering with something more...


Driving Blind: All Your Gigs Are Belong to Us

“’We’re all fools,’ said Clemens, ‘all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not...


Driving Blind: Lego and Booze

“Way out in the country tonight he could smell the pumpkins ripening toward the knife and the triangle eye and the singeing candle.” I’m on the run this afternoon so I’ll have to keep...


Driving Blind: Leftovers and Updates

“They’ll fry you, bleach you, change you! Crack you, flake you away until you’re nothing but a husband, a working man, the one with the money who pays so they can come sit in...


Driving Blind: E3 and Charter Cities

A new report from the ESA gives some “essential facts” about the video game industry, including who plays and what their interested in. We might finally see some action from the courts on unpaid...


Driving Blind: Dwarf Fortress and Fat Albert

“A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his...


Driving Blind: Stalinists and Kafka

“The first thing you learn in life is you’re a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you’re the same fool.” Rebecca Rosen explains why we should care about the government collecting...


Driving Blind: The Passing of a Literary Giant

In light of the season three finale, Kathleen Geier speculates on the politics of the show using historical analogs. John B. Judis on the administration’s constitutional-amnesia, and the difference between congressional checks and balances, and...


Driving Blind: I Spy

“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”   As Mark pointed...


Driving Blind: Design on Fire

“Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.” Pitchfork breaks their layout and my eyes with this review of the new Daft Punk album. Cara Ellison writes about...


Driving Blind: Crime Fiction and Strange Bedfellows

“All the things which had uses. All the mountains which had names. We’ll give them new names, but the old names are there, somewhere in time…” Noam Chomsky lists the many paths to disaster....


Driving Blind: Some Links for the Ride Home

Conor Friedersdorf takes on a double absurdity today: letting the CIA vet the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report and President Obama’s cheap rhetoric on citizenship and tyranny at Ohio State.