Science writer Henry Fountain says the deadly quake that shook Alaska in 1964 was so loud some thought it was the beginning of World War III. His new book is The Great Quake.
Rising San Francisco real estate prices make for long commutes for some people who work there.
Steve Bannon’s Fantasy, Donald Trump’s Reality. Ben Smith at BuzzFeed.
Must be awful to be judged based on your appearance.
Must be awful having to be afraid like that.
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No coffee or tea either. I’ve had a caffeine tablet today, plus two small bottles of Gatorade and a small container of apple juice. Already, I’m easily distracted and irritable. (So how is today different from other days Mitch ha ha).
I smell coffee from one of the neighbors’ houses. If anybody kills that neighbor, I just want you to know it isn’t me.
Troubling precedent here. There are many circumstances where someone’s desire to remain anonymous ought to be respected.
A large amount of this diet is, like, you know healthy eating? Don’t do that. I’ve been eating a lot of white bread and creamy peanut butter.
I may or may not have just consumed six containers of apple sauce.
Tomorrow I go on a clear liquids diet. Fortunately, our staff meeting is scheduled for the beginning, rather than the end of the day.
‘Other’ may yet become the biggest and most useful cloud. Simon Sharwood, The Register
For any subject of controversy, the first question we should ask is: What is the person known for? How did they earn a place in our collective public remembrance?
As Thomas Jefferson’s involvement in slavery has become increasingly difficult to dismiss as simply a product of his times and as his use of one of his own slaves as his lifelong concubine has become more surely confirmed as fact, Jefferson’s place in the national pantheon has come in for increasing criticism. In his case, we have a mixed ledger. He is the author of the Declaration of Independence, the prime driver of the Northwest Ordinance, a significant anti-slavery document, Secretary of State, President. He was also a lifelong slaveholder with all that entailed. With Jefferson you have numerous acts which are high points in our national story joined with an integral involvement with our greatest national shame. This will be a long public discussion.
We honor the Founders despite their owning slaves, not because of it.
But with Lee and the other Confederate leaders, there is no “despite.”
What is Robert E. Lee known for? … Lee is known for one thing: being the key military leader in a violent rebellion against the United States and leading that rebellion to protect slavery. That’s it. Absent his decision to participate in the rebellion he’d be all but unknown to history. He outlived the war by only five years. There’s simply no positive side of the ledger to make it a tough call. The only logic to honoring Lee is to honor treason and treason in the worst possible cause.
We should not forget the leaders of the Confederacy. We can even respect them, as we frequently do with leaders of the United States’ enemies. Particularly in military history — we respect and honor the warrior virtues of men like Nazi general Erwin Rommel, Japanese General Hideki Tojo, and North Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
But we don’t build monuments to them.