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.

Might makes right

Sandra Bland died, according to former cop and CNN contributor Harry Houck, because she was "arrogant from the beginning." Whether police did or did not murder Bland while she was in custody, there's no...
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The Flight of Cassini

This is absolutely incredible - no computer graphics or 3D animations here. These are actual photos of Saturn, taken by the Cassini spacecraft and composited to create an animated voyage. Watch it full-screen.

How I became an insider, or Why I #Occupy, and Why You Should Too.

This is not about analysis of the 99 Percent Movement. You can get that elsewhere. This is about my own experiences with the movement in Philadelphia. This is an effort to show you what the protest is really like, and why you should lend your own support - or at least see it for yourself before you make judgements.

My Lengthy SERIAL Theory (AKA “The Unified Theory of Mailkimp”)

Launching right into this with a quick warning that there are spoilers through today's final episode, as well as a single (rather large) fact revealed on Reddit but not included in the podcast. The big...

Ted Cruz, the Birther Movement, and Tea Party Hypocrisy

Ted Cruz's candidacy is tacit endorsement of President Obama's legitimacy by the birther movement.

Ashamed of my alma mater

I am ashamed and angry at the response from the University of Pittsburgh. It's not bad enough that K-12 students are taught to OBEY, we are now extending that education to universities?

Soccer players kissing, blah blah blah

Paul Scholes and Gary Neville play soccer, professionally apparently, in a country called--wait, let me look this up--England.  Except there it's called "football," which I assume explains the unexplained popularity of soccer.  The British...

California’s Crisis: Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink

Anyone who's played SimCity is probably watching California's water crisis and thinking, "What about desalinization?" But major limitations to the technology mean it's not a great solution.

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