Chew on This →
“The 38 million people who live in the nation’s 22 smallest states are represented by 44 senators. The 38 million residents of California are represented by two senators.”
The Crisis in Egypt →
This is by far the best summation I have read regarding the constitutional issues in Egypt. I would also add that the second issue raised is one i think is the most important: the “secularists” need to get better at electoral politics. I think many of the liberal and secular groups objections about the process and President Morsi’s handling of the situation are accurate and...
An Amazing Plan →
I love simple ideas like this that can make a tremendous impact. Imagine nearly doubling the federal funds without one penny in new taxes or reallocating funds from an equally deserving project!
Uncertainty, when accepted, sheds a bright light on the power of intention. That...– Joanna Macy, “The Greatest Danger” (via tricycle-tumbles)
We often speak as though the source of so many of our problems is complex and...– Rebecca Solnit channeling George Orwell in “Our Words Are Our Weapons.” (via utnereader) Absolute eloquence.
This is Despicable →
Fear mongering, a Republican campaign staple, taken to a new level.
How to Mislead Using Numbers 101 →
I believe the quote is “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Rep. Ryan’s use of numbers with regards to the U.S. Navy is an excellent example of how accurate numbers can be used to inaccurate ends. This Foreign Policy article does a good job of critically looking at the numbers.
Who in good heavens thinks to juxtapose the number of blinks with the outcome of election?
Born as I was the citizen of a free state and a member of its sovereign body,...– Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
A College Election Has That Much Importance? →