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Tim Burke says “Enough”

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On November 6, 2017
A cri de coeur from Tim Burke, whose blog, Easily Distracted, has long been one of my favorite sites on the web. If America is not great, it is not for a lack of attention to our sensitive right-wing snowflakes. They said: hands off our guns. Well, we stand now at the moment of the most […]
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Halloween at the White House

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On October 31, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders dressed up as a Press Secretary. Sanders on Robert E Lee: “All of our leaders have flaws, that doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country” https://t.co/BvLpUU7Sf7 — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 31, 2017 The costume was more convincing than the performance. Share

The Feedback Loop of Derp

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On October 26, 2017

I got annoyed and tweeted a bit about the right-wing noise machine currently spinning up, and just plain spinning, over recent (and not recent) reporting on the Steele dossier. As public information c

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Noah Smith argues that China’s a bigger economic power than the United States. In Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, which Smith does a nice job of explaining, China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is already likely higher than that of the United States. And, at comparative growth rates that don’t seem unreasonable given macroeconomic conditions, China’s […]

Tolkien’s Map

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On October 20, 2017

Over at Tor.com, Alex Acks—a speculative fiction writer who also happens to be a geologist—has written a series of posts discussing geology and various works of science fiction and fantasy. His tw

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