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State of the Blog – 2016

A wonk-tastic review of this blog's performance in 2016, in which I successfully spent hundreds of dollars to make $40 back, and generate lots of free traffic for Medium and the Huffington Post.

“Russia Didn’t Hack Voting Machines” is Fake News

We don't have evidence that the Russians hacked our voting machines, but considering all the things we do know, it's hard to fathom that it really didn't happen--and having no evidence doesn't mean much when we haven't done any investigation.

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Dear White People, Your Safety Pins are Embarassing

Wearing a safety pin is a really great way to show off your white privilege and make yourself feel better while doing little to nothing for the people who have actually been hurt by Trump.

How to Easily be a White Ally to Marginalized Communities

Leave your safety pins at home, and take action that will actually help the people and communities hurt by Trump.

It’s About Time Someone Called Out “Blue Bloods”

Writing at Slate, Laura Hudson does a fine job outlining the real problems with Blue Bloods. It's not just about bad writing; the show reinforces a worldview that leads to oppression and discrimination against millions of Americans.

Breaking Bad outside the US

I finally got around to watching Breaking Bad (I know, late to the party) and like most people I’ve been taking it in four-to-six-episode doses. One...

The demons within the walls

Is there any invertebrate creepier than the house centipede (AKA "thousand-legger")? I grew up in Upstate New York, and had never encountered one of...

Friday First Amendment Roundup: Nov 14 2014

I haven't done one of these in a while, but if Europe can land a robot on a comet then by God I can...

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