January 3, 2017
I love when cranky people write in to the newspaper about trivial things so much. This had me chortling over my toast this morning:
• “Goes extinct?” (Salish Sea orca population on brink, 25 November). Since when did this become the normal way to talk about extinction? Is this some Americanism that has become acceptable worldwide? I come across this again and again in the Guardian Weekly and it really grates on my nerves. Extinction isn’t a place that organisms go to or have gone to. Organisms become extinct.
Saint Louis, France
December 30, 2016
After years of hibernation, will the US economy rouse itself for a big comeback over the next couple of years? With an incoming Republican administration hellbent on reflating an economy already near full employment, and with promised trade restrictions driving up the … Continue reading
December 1, 2016
My family watched a lot of The 700 Club. I read about Matthew Shepard’s murder in its newsletter on the long walk home from school one day. I don’t remember the exact words. I do remember the day. It was … Continue reading
How the lawyerly discourse of drone warfare misses the point
The New Iron Curtain
Really Have to Wonder About the NYT’s Judgment
Over and over the NY Times has shown itself to be so wedded to the view from nowhere that they mislead and confuse. Don’t waste your subscription dollars on them. I can’t believe they recovered from their coverage in the lead up to the second Gulf war.
The Standing Vote