Day 126 of 1,461 (or 2,922)

  • Jared Kushner is in big trouble. Big, big trouble.
  • At this point, I’m more suspicious of any Trump officials that didn’t try to conceal communication with Russia.
  • In a bit of good news, the DNC has launched its voting rights commission. I hope they are ready to work.
  • In another bit of good news, Democrat Ted Lieu has introduced a 2 trillion$ infrastructure bill. The contrast, it is staggering.
  • If I ever run for office, I’ll be able to answer the loaded question: “Which government agency would you eliminate?” The answer is ICE. Those creeps scare me (h/t Erik Loomis).
  • When will white, male Republicans take responsibility and condemn the violent, pathological behavior seen among their community? Why aren’t they solving the problem of Republican-on-journalist crime?
  • The ACA needs reform badly (Social Security and Medicare were both amended about four years after they started), but it was still on track to have its best year yet, until it was placed in the hands of deliberate saboteurs.
  • There is a lot in this article on race and colleges, but one interesting aspect is what different schools are doing to address racial disparities in graduation rate. Florida State had a very nice solution to Latinas graduating at lower rates despite good grades.
  • I learned, and you probably learned in physics class that the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapsed due to resonance. The real story is more complicated. Read the scientific paper on it if you want to learn more.
  • Rest in peace, Bye Bye Birdie on NBC. Since Hamilton is probably unfeasible at this point, why not try Hair or Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson?
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