The Education of Josh Hawley
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 18 Comments • 5 Likes • 4 days ago
“The subversive senator's college peers and professors don't recognize the affable intellectual they once knew. But they do recognize his ambition.”
Josh Hawley may be the future of the Republican Party. God help us!
WY GOP Chair Floats Secession From Union. That Might Not Be Such A Great Idea.
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 6 Comments • 1 Like • 5 days ago
“Uh, good luck with that.”
Do these people have the slightest idea what they're talking about? Do they care? Sound bites for the Q crowd...
Trump Supporters Planned Coup On Facebook
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 8 Comments • 2 Likes • 5 days ago
“Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6...”
Some - the majority probably - of the January 6th insurrectionists didn't plan to be part of one of the most shameful episodes in American history. They were there for the vibes... but then decided to go to the Capitol. They stayed at the Capitol, even when they saw what was happening...
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 10 Comments • 2 Likes • 5 days ago
“Has there ever been, in the history of the Presidency of the United States, so low a bar for the incoming occupant of the position as Joe Biden now...”
John Scalzi is a science fiction writer. He's good, and has a zillion prizes to prove it (including this year's Hugo). That wouldn't necessarily make him a good political commentator... but I think he is in fact pretty good. His blog isn't all worth reading, but hey! You don't need to be...
Trump administration to deport man to Haiti who has never been there
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 3 Comments • 2 Likes • 6 days ago
“Financial consultant Paul Pierrilus came to the US with his parents, who are both US citizens, when he was five”
It's Trump's last day... I can almost hear the ICEmen: "What kind of batshit random cruelty can we do before our Lord abandons us?"
Who Invented the Alphabet?
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 7 Comments • 2 Likes • 5 days ago
“New scholarship points to a paradox of historic scope: Our writing system was devised by people who couldn't read”
When I was a kid, I learned to keep track of whatever I was counting by marking down by fives: That seems pretty simple, but it requires several levels of abstraction: quantification, representation, communication, ...
Who's Radical Now? The Case of Minimum Wages
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
“Evidence has a well-known liberal bias.”
I've followed the debate about the minimum wage among economists, for a couple decades now. There was a time when some serious people wrote papers about the negative effects it would have, if it was ever made significant. Then some cities made their minimum wage significant... with no...
1 in 3 Europeans say US can't be trusted
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 19 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
“More than 60 percent of those surveyed said the American political system is broken”
The Politico article is an introduction to that of the European Council on Foreign Relations. It's a remarkably dense, detailed examination of what Europeans think of America. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!