August 22, 2014
Why Liberal Pundits Are Wrong About the Perry Indictment
By CRAIG MCDONALD and ANDREW WHEAT, politico.com
August 21, 2014Reading an Austin newspaper on the morning of June 11, 2013, it struck us — then and there — that Texas’ longest-serving governor had broken the law.A gubernatorial spokesman confirmed in that story that Gov. Rick Perry had…

It’s not the veto it’s the threat, stupid. Why Perry is obviously guilt of the charges brought against him.

Why Liberal Pundits Are Wrong About the Perry Indictment
By CRAIG MCDONALD and ANDREW WHEAT, politico.com

August 21, 2014

Reading an Austin newspaper on the morning of June 11, 2013, it struck us — then and there — that Texas’ longest-serving governor had broken the law.

A gubernatorial spokesman confirmed in that story that Gov. Rick Perry had…

It’s not the veto it’s the threat, stupid. Why Perry is obviously guilt of the charges brought against him.

August 21, 2014
The Twilight of Antonin Scalia
Garrett Epps, theatlantic.com
The conservative hero’s fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.When the Supreme Court reassembles in October, the same nine justices will gather in the robing room, but the…

The Twilight of Antonin Scalia
Garrett Epps, theatlantic.com

The conservative hero’s fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.

When the Supreme Court reassembles in October, the same nine justices will gather in the robing room, but the…

August 20, 2014
What Men Need To Understand About Everyday Sexual Harassment, In One Perfect Comic
Nina Bahadur, huffingtonpost.com
If you’ve ever had a hard time explaining why a man telling you to “Smile!” on the street is harassment, this comic says it all.Artist Robot Hugs created a longform webcomic inspired by a friend’s well-meaning question about sexist treatment of…

Good way to get a message across, especially to those of us who rarely “see” it, but know that it happens.  You see a lot of this in TV, movies, etc. And I actually became aware of it after some thought experiments I have done over a long period of time by switching the genders of people in a play, TV show, or movie and see if it makes a difference to the story.  Believe me that is when this stuff started jumping out at me.

What Men Need To Understand About Everyday Sexual Harassment, In One Perfect Comic
Nina Bahadur, huffingtonpost.com

If you’ve ever had a hard time explaining why a man telling you to “Smile!” on the street is harassment, this comic says it all.

Artist Robot Hugs created a longform webcomic inspired by a friend’s well-meaning question about sexist treatment of…

Good way to get a message across, especially to those of us who rarely “see” it, but know that it happens. You see a lot of this in TV, movies, etc. And I actually became aware of it after some thought experiments I have done over a long period of time by switching the genders of people in a play, TV show, or movie and see if it makes a difference to the story. Believe me that is when this stuff started jumping out at me.

August 14, 2014

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

(via sparrow626)

August 12, 2014
Tricking Facebook’s Algorithm
Caleb Garling, theatlantic.com
It may be possible to game Facebook’s news feed, but the social publishing will still win in the end.We often talk about algorithms like they’re people. Algorithms take action. They think. They make decisions. Sometimes they even offend us and …

Gaming the system, hey why not, they’re gaming us.

Tricking Facebook’s Algorithm
Caleb Garling, theatlantic.com

It may be possible to game Facebook’s news feed, but the social publishing will still win in the end.

We often talk about algorithms like they’re people. Algorithms take action. They think. They make decisions. Sometimes they even offend us and …

Gaming the system, hey why not, they’re gaming us.

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