Archive for April, 2015

While you’re waiting for the bus

Predatory credit score-based insurance fees The achievement gap: whose problem is it? The Dangerous Myth of Appomattox The solution to Ghost Apartments is Obvious, and Not Done White womens feminisms still center around equality. Black womens feminisms demand justice Report confirms that police killed Natasha McKenna with her hands cuffed and legs shackled

Young people’s political identification isn’t about what’s trendy. You just left Marxism off your survey.

Measured by self-identification, partisanship is actually declining — growing numbers of Americans describe themselves as “independent” rather than loyal to one of the parties. But measured by actual voting behavior, the opposite is happening: Straight ticket voting continues to grow. This matches what operatives like Dan Pfeiffer have seen, and what Karl Rove saw a […]

Things all my real life friends find deathly boring

Let’s talk about pill splitting. Sometimes you don’t want to take your full dose for some reason, or sometimes it’s cheaper to buy a higher dose than you really need and then split the pills. At some point, half blind from a migraine at 2am searching for the half that shot off the counter when […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Making the Rich and Powerful Work for Everyone Comment on Guest Post: Changing my surname was a personal choice by jmc38 The Anthropocene Myth. Blaming all of humanity for climate change lets capitalism off the hook TPP leak: states give companies the right to repeal nations’ laws. Nothing I’ve read about the […]

Where did all my money go?

Several times a year, I look at my overall income and then my savings account and feel like a terrible, wasteful, spendy person. I think, given how much I’m making, I should have been able to save $X. And then I remember to factor in tuition and how much it went up again, and I’ve […]