Monday, December 31, 2012

365 Days of Therapy

Triskaidekaphobes, you have an entire year to get over it.

From the Right

Engandered-species Rational-Republican David Brooks has some Fiscal-Cliff Notes.

The Deeper History of the Fiscal Cliff Nonsense


Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast gives us some historical perspective--and the spyglass is aimed at the South.

On the Defense...

Chart of the Day (via Andrew Sullivan's DailyDish)

Dead-Tree-Media Obituary

Newsweek is putting out its last print issue.

Fiscal Cliff Homework


HISTORY: How many times has the Debt Ceiling been raised under the last five U.S. Presidents?

PRESENT: The New Yorker offers a viewer's guide.

More helpful links here.

Friday, December 28, 2012

End of the Year Questionnaire

How many times have you phoned Congress in the last four years?

How many times this year? 


How many times this month? 


How many emails or paper letters? 


Have you phoned/emailed/written about the same issue *more than once* if action had not yet happened on that particular issue?


I'm curious...


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Legal.

The AP reports the suspect in the Connecticut shooting used a .223 caliber rifle. 
This is a picture of a .223 rifle. 
This is legal. 
(via Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed)

No comment.

The United States sufferes, on average, twenty mass shootings a year.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Information Is Power


What I'm Reading

Page 127:
"One of the most stubbornly lingering public misconceptions is that we don't know how HIV originated. In fact, our understanding of the origins of HIV is more advanced than our understanding of probably any other major human virus.... There is no debate within the scientific  community on this point. The cumulative evidence with regard to how it originally entered into humans is also increasingly unequivocal."

An interesting read. Recommended.