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How to avoid a right-wing populist wave

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s an article by Amanda Taub from The New York Times. She describes how all the ingredients for a right-wing populist wave exist in Canada, but because of a collection of reasons it doesn’t happen. Probably key is that “immigration and racial diversity are sources of national pride.” Taub gives some historical context, going back […]

Maybe Democrats shouldn’t impeach Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I was under the impression that Donald Trump as president was a unique threat to the US and that since there are several good reasons for him to be impeached they should get right on it. As for Mike Pence, who will become president if Trump goes away, I figured he was a more run-of-the-mill […]

The problem with the Democratic Party

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The main difference between lawmakers in the Democratic Party and those in the Republican Party is that Democrats want to do good things for the country. They’re far far better than the Republicans, every one of whom should be out of a job and a pariah for the rest of their life. On the other […]

Astonishing lists from list25

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The YouTube channel list25 has a bunch of lists that will make you want to find out more about the topics in them. Here are some of them. Around the world people are living longer, experiencing less violence, have more money, and are happier than in the past: 25 Positive World Statistics That Will Make […]

Eclectic lists of SF & fantasy books

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Many of the lists of SF and fantasy books turn out to be fairly similar if people vote on them. But if you have a list made up by one person (or a small group) it can be more eclectic. Here are a couple of places to find such lists. You might not always agree […]

Things keep getting discovered

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I feel like I’ve been paying too much attention to Donald Trump and not enough attention to other things. There have been a lot of incredible discoveries in the past year. This list of 25 is from the YouTube channel called “list25”: 25 Most SHOCKING Discoveries In The Last Year

Talented musicians

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Can Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” be played on beer bottles? Yes it can. Bottle Boys – Billie Jean

Beautiful photos

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Do you like mountains, waterfalls, oceans, and sunsets? This is the slideshow for you. It’s 25 minutes of stunning photos. Many of them will make you ask, “Where is this, and how do I get there?” 500 Beautiful Pictures Of The Earth

A new modest proposal

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a nice bit of satire, proposing that the US split into 2 countries — Redland and Blueland. It’s by Sally Greenberg, from The Hill. Unlike the original “Modest Proposal” (by Jonathan Swift) this one is actually a bit tempting… Toward an American two-state solution

The funniest video ever

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If you’re familiar with the song “Mah Na Mah Na” and you’re familiar with Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary), you’ll find this funny. Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer