Month: June 2014

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My latest at WiB examines the impact of climate change on Naval Station Norfolk: What if the U.S. Navy’s main base in Norfolk, Virginia sinks? It could happen. And it’s not an isolated problem, as climate change alters coastlines all over the world. A report from the American Security Project identifies Naval Station Norfolk as America’s […]

Monopoly 101

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On June 30, 2014

Good conversation between Thomas Frank and Barry Lynn over the history of monopoly and politics in the United States connecting the two Gilded Ages, how Americans tamed monopoly, and how monopoly came

Unreliable narrator. Reliable narrator. Sample: Barbara Kay, a columnist for Canada’s National Post, argued that Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger couldn’t have been driven by hatred of women because “he hated women because they rejected him sexually, but he also hated men because they had access to women.” Rape on college campuses, she added, was […]
There’s a lot of great stuff in this Molly Lambert longread. In response to a disgracefully whitewashy New York feature on Terry Richardson: Whatever your opinion is of Richardson’s brightly exposed white-wall portraits, sometimes explicit personal work, and provocative fashion photography should be irrelevant to the question of whether he should continue to be hired. […]

Four Pinocchios

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On June 29, 2014

This is a week old now, but worth mentioning. I normally don’t much care for media rating systems like Politfact, but when the Washington Post decided to aim its guns at Little Tommy Friedman an

Bullard

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On June 29, 2014

If you aren’t familiar with Robert Bullard, the founder of the study of environmental justice as a line of academic inquiry, you should be. For over 30 years, Bullard has straddled the line betw

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