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"The climate crisis is the foundation on which the politics of the twenty-first century will be built. Claiming to believe in the science behind it—still an applause line for many U.S. Democrats—doesn’t carry any more rhetorical weight than claiming, proudly and defiantly, to believe in gravity. The xenophobic right is ...Read More
George Monbiot thinking through the psychopathology necessary to lead our toxic societies. “In designing an effective politics, it could be useful to work backwards: to decide what kind of people we would like to see representing us, then create a system that would bring them to the fore. I want ...Read More
"After a few months of swirling discourse, we can begin to identify an emergent set of positions in the debate around the Green New Deal. The right-wing has resorted to classic red-baiting…The vanishing center is clinging tightly to its cozy attachment to a politics of triangulation… But on the left, "The opposite of pessimism isn’t self-assured optimism, but rather militant commitment to collective action in the face of uncertainty and danger. We might take our cue from social movements that adopt a stance of critical support, embracing the political opening afforded by the Green New Deal while at the same ...Read More
"MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country's widening crackdown on..."
“Each of these three elements—a multipolar system, a general disregard for rule-based constraints on behavior, and dominantly political-military forms of rivalry—is present during periods of great-power competition. Yet none of them accurately describes world politics today.”
Stephanie Hofeller came across a clear plastic bag holding four external hard drives and 18 thumb drives, backups of data on Mr. Hofeller’s Toshiba laptop. Her mother gave Ms. Hofeller the backups, which turned out to hold some 75,000 files — family photographs and other personal data, but also a ...Read More
"In order to determine if a woman is "responsible" for her miscarriage, Georgia prosecutors would be allowed to investigate. Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy have been cited by policy experts as ways a woman could potentially be held responsible for her miscarriage under the bill." Wow, this is very scary that women could be charged with murder because they are suffering from an addiction or decided to have a small glass of wine with their dinner. Will they also consider prosecuting women with High BMIs, Type 2 diabetes or un-diagnosed thyroid disease. Madness. There seems ...Read More
Looking at these results, I find it interesting that a plurality (if not an outright majority) of people view healthcare/education/climate/infrastructure/inequality as key issues that necessitate reform within the next 30 years. At the same time, current policy proposals to address these issues are not taken seriously, or worse, are painted Studies like this expose the gap of political representation in America. We are hamstrung by both parties’ willingness to acquiesce to capital and paint mainstream views as fringe lunacy in a cynical effort to maintain the status quo. ...Read More
"Burning Man is to the tech world what the nineteenth-century Protestant church was to the factory." fred turner interviewed in @logic_magazine 🖕
“The phrase “open secret” is an oxymoron, a label for information that can’t be explicitly acknowledged but is deferred to nonetheless—which, paradoxically, requires familiarity with what’s supposed to remain unknown. It’s a conspiracy of obfuscation and avoidance, an edifice of silent accommodation erected to protect someone from himself. It’s harm ...Read More
“A Chicago bank chairman has been indicted in Manhattan on a charge that he issued millions of dollars in high-risk loans to President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in an effort to obtain a senior position in the administration, federal authorities said on Thursday. Prosecutors said the chairman, Stephen M. Calk of Federal Savings Bank, pushed the bank to give Mr. Manafort $16 million in loans in 2016 in exchange for help in procuring an appointment for Mr. Calk.”
“Socialist arrangements would not only redistribute prosperity more broadly, but also freely apportion two intangible goods that are now in short supply: trust and time.”