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  • Born This Way?

    posted to Slate Magazine - Moneybox on Fri 28th Jun 13

    Baby, you were born this way. As soon as Lady Gaga sang these words on her smash hit Born This Way, they became a rallying cry for gay people around the world, an anthem for sexual minorities facing discrimination. The shiny, catchy song carries an empowering

  • How Ira Glass Gets People to Talk

    posted to Slate Magazine - Moneybox on Fri 28th Jun 13

    The public radio show This American Life is at once old school and ahead of its time. A weekly hourlong program divided into acts, the shows stock and trade are character-driven stories that are long on surprising plot twists. 

  • Corrections

    posted to Slate Magazine - Moneybox on Fri 28th Jun 13

    In a June 27 "Crime" blog post, Justin Peters originally stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 20 years old. He is 19.

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  • SCOTUS's Meaningless Death Penalty Rules

    posted to Beat the Press on Wed 7th Aug 13

    Monday evening, the state of Florida executed John Errol Ferguson. This was not an act of injustice because Ferguson was innocenthe brutally killed eight people. It was an act of injustice because Ferguson was mentally ill. The Eighth Amendment forbids his

  • Michael Hoexter: Politically Fashionable Carbon Gradualism vs. Reality

    posted to naked capitalism on Thu 11th Jul 13

    By Michael Hoexter, a policy analyst and marketing consultant on green issues, climate change, clean and renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Cross posted from New Economic PerspectivesThe recent re-entry of the Obama Administration into public discussions

  • Assorted links

    posted to ECONJEFF on Wed 3rd Jul 13

    1. Advances in civil liberties in Cleveland.2. Coney Island update. When I was there in the late 1980s, it was notable mainly as an urban ruin. Glad to see that things are looking up.3. One more reason not to look at p*orn at work.4. Benny Hill, Ernie, and