Category Archives: Links & Comments

Links and Comments: January 6th; How Americans Need Each Other; How to ‘Do Your Own Research’; Enduring Conspiracy Theories

Let’s do some links and comments today, then tomorrow perhaps I’ll return to posting book summaries. NYT, The Editorial Board, 1 Jan 2022: Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now This could be a reference from my 2021 in Review post. … Continue reading

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Union Square; Going for the Kill; the Need for a Villain

Perhaps from time to time I’ll move the “endpiece” discussion to the *top* of the post. So: Today we visited Union Square in San Francisco, on this the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. (Which means the shortest … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Theocrats, School Boards, Libraries, Shocked Parents; The Sound of Music

How shocked parents are fighting back against school boards and public libraries; how other parents respond; how and when abortion became so important to the Christian right; and about the usual Republican gerrymandering. With an endpiece about The Sound of … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Resistance to Learning; and Learning

Articles about William F. Buckley, the Republicans’ war on education, and fire management.

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Ls&Cs: How People View the World, and Their Conclusions

Once again, the issues here are not political, exactly; they are about the underlying issues of how different people view the world, and come to starkly different conclusions, which just happen to reveal themselves politically.

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Ls&Qs&Cs: Recent Headlines; The Collapse of America?

Clearing out saved links from the past few weeks, posted here mostly just as links with only a few quotes and comments, and ending with a provocative site linked to the Medium blog collective.

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Links & Comments: More on Foundation and Dune

I still have not seen the Dune movie, nor any Foundation episode past the 2nd. Still, articles and reviews about them illustrate some basic principles about science fiction, and about dramatic adaptations of science fiction, and I’ll post a few … Continue reading

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L&Cs: Jill Lepore on Muskism and Science Fiction

Just one item today, after a long afternoon with a screaming baby.

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Ls&Cs: Stuff, Terms, Panics, Rules

Maybe we should all just buy less stuff. How citizenship has given way to consumerism. Why partisans deliberately confuse terms like expenses and investments. And how some rewrite history in support of ideological narratives.

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Ls&Cs: Foundation, Dune, and Long-Term Projects

I haven’t seen the new Dune movie and am not sure I will, in part because my partner just doesn’t care about that kind of movie (and I could never do anything like going to see a movie by myself), … Continue reading

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