Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more...– Margaret Young
Newt Gingrich wasn't a lobbyist, no sir. He just... →
Accusing Facebook of engaging in “unfair and deceptive” practices, the federal...– The New York Times, “FTC Settles Privacy Issues At Facebook” (via inothernews)
On Tarja Halonen’s first day at work in the legal department of a trade union...– Women have made huge progress in the workplace, but still get lower pay and far fewer top jobs than men. Our special report on women and work asks why. (via theeconomist)
Judge Rakoff, a Clinton appointee who serves the southern district of New York, wrote in his decision that the SEC’s “long-standing policy, hallowed by history but not by reason,” of allowing financial institutions to avoid admitting guilt betrays the public interest — both individual investors and society at large — by leaving the question of what really...
Herman Cain Is 'Reassessing' His Candidacy →
“In a conference call this morning, Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is ‘reassessing’ whether to remain in the race,” reports National Review’s Robert Costa. Costa added that Cain told his staff in a conference call that he’ll make his final decision ‘over the next several days.’” In terms of the nature of the call, Costa noted that, from the sound of it, it wasn’t very positive...
When I started to write it was the ’70s and throughout that decade we didn’t...– Young adult lit author Judy Blume on the rise of censorship in school libraries over the last several decades. (via npr)
I’m happy to say I don’t think that I’ve said anything inaccurate in any of the...– Error-prone Republican presidential candidate and sometimes outright liar MICHELE BACHMANN. Yes, she really said it. Probably because she heard someone else say it once. (via the Washington Post)
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WASHINGTON — Setting up a showdown with the White House, a Senate panel on Tuesday pushed ahead with a sweeping defense bill that would require military custody of terrorist suspects and limit the government’s authority to transfer detainees. The Democratic-led Armed Services Committee approved the revised legislation over objections from Obama administration officials and opposition from several...
Roses are red, Violets are blue. I have a gun. Get in the van.
fearless. relentless. limitless. regardless of...
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your...
The 10000 Hour Rule is about crushing dreams. It’s about understanding that...– The 10000 Hour Rule (via azspot) This whole article gets an emphatic “Yes!” from me, fwiw. (via apoplecticskeptic)
Government Crackdown on Free Speech: Are They... →
A lawsuit being heard this month will likely define the free speech rights of federal employees and so determine the quality of people who will make up our government.
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new...– Roland Barthes