Republicans are bragging a lot about Gorsuch’s qualifications, which are legitimate. But this debate isn’t really about qualifications. If it were, Gorsuch wouldn’t have been nominated, because Garland would be on the court.
How to End the Politicization of the Courts https://nyti.ms/2nS2GBi
Textbook move when NobodyisFlyingthePlane: misdirection. Watch what this hand is doing so you cant see the other.
Hate for different groups isn’t actually different; we just treat it that way. Pay attention to the anti-Semitic racists on the right, and you’ll miss the real racism.
The various strands of renascent bigotry in Mr. Trump’s America are intertwined, and anti-Semitism is only part of the tapestry. Yet Americans, for good historical reasons, tend to have a particularly heightened sensitivity toward anti-Semitism. All 100 senators signed a letter calling on the Trump administration to take “swift action” against the anti-Semitic bomb threats. There has been no similar political urgency in demanding protection for other harassed minorities.
Why Is This Hate Different From All Other Hate? https://nyti.ms/2nIQTVV
The N.R.A and gun nuts in general are nothing but hypocritical, self serving, fearmongers.
The idea that it needs to be easier to get silencers because gunfire noise is a public health hazard is inconceivable to any rational person. Somehow the irony is lost on gun owners.
Echoes of Gunfire Hurt Tender N.R.A. Ears https://nyti.ms/2nObfPT
This is very socialist…
A proposal for guaranteed employment which could solve a lot of what ails us.
Right now, recessions feed on themselves: People lose jobs, their consumption drops, so more people lose jobs, until the recession bottoms out. But employment through the job guarantee is limited only by human imagination and ingenuity. A recession is just a collapse in the private sector’s ability to employ everyone according to the capitalists’ priorities. So recessions would simply throw workers onto the job guarantee’s alternate employment, with its attendant wage floor. The bottom for recessionswould be much shallower, and recoveries much faster, shrinking the job guarantee rolls again. We would be spared the human and social wreckage that comes with spells of mass unemployment. Preventing mass joblessness would prove far cheaper than eliminating it once it’s set in.
A great look at how certain ways of interpreting the Constitution fail modern society. Originalism and Textualism don’t actually follow the Founders’ intent; they work against the originally vague language the Founders used for the purpose of letting society apply modern morals and standards. In fact they’re just…
nothing more than thinly veiled disguises for modern political conservatism.
The Problems With Originalism https://nyti.ms/2mPUCis
Most digital music consumers have known for a long time that the internet made more and better music available, not less. Streaming video has brought a golden age for episodic story telling.
How it all gets paid for has undergone the biggest changes with more to come.
Long live the arts!
How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It https://nyti.ms/2mIfxp8
Obamacare never was a good plan, but it always was a severe compromise.
Tasked with fixing a plan that was disfigured to meet their needs Republicans have stepped in it now.
This debacle does suggest that planned revisions of government healthcare every 5 years could improve it. It could also show our politicians as the tools they are.
The Original Lie About Obamacare https://nyti.ms/2niqu3K