Space Opera Treasures — Sherwood Smith on some gems of the field.
The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened to Me — Prominent African Americans recall painful and life-altering brushes with discrimination. Those of us who are, you know, white and stuff, really need to be a lot more aware of stories like these. And the million more stories of non-prominent people of color.
Largest dam removal aims to bring salmon back — This is a big deal in the Pacific Northwest.
Albert or Marilyn? — Very strange.
‘Heather’ is pushing 30 — Slacktivist Fred Clark on Evangelical bugaboos. Pretty funny, really. Also pretty sad.
Sinners In The Hand Of An Angry Columnist — [T]he government has done immensely more to protect creditors, shareholders, and managers of major banks from the negative consequences of their sins than it’s done to protect bus drivers.
GOP presidential calendar threatened by rogue states — Frankly, our primary system is ridiculous. Why a bunch of Iowa corn farmers should set the agenda for a country over over 300 million people is beyond me. There’s no more special wisdom in Midwestern crops than there is in any other region or occupation or demographic.
Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires — The GOP, who have been waging unremitting class warfare on the poor and middle class since the days of Ronald Reagan, are naturally framing this as class warfare against the rich. Presumably their message control will hold as it has done so well these past decades. The Big Lie never dies, and neither does the psychological mechanism of projection.
?otD: How did you sleep?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (severely interrupted, plus napping)
Currently reading: Inversions by Iain M. Banks