… Same Pictures. Same Places. 68 Years Apart …

In iconic locations, we recreated New York Times photos from 1951. The things we hold have changed, but the maneuvers are the same. Take the figure facing the statue of Atlas: He peers upward, his elbow jutting out, his hand clasped around a camera. In one version of this image, he wears a blazer; in … Continue reading … Same Pictures. Same Places. 68 Years Apart …

… The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs …

  Humans could burn every living thing on the planet and still not dent its oxygen supply. As tongues of flame lapped the planet’s largest tract of rain forest over the past few weeks, it has rightfully inspired the world’s horror.The entire Amazon could be nearing the edge of a desiccating feedback loop, one that … Continue reading … The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs …

The Constitution’s 3 ways to stop a demagogue like Trump haven’t worked.

  Now what? Alexander Hamilton didn’t burst into hip-hop rhymes in real life, but he did anticipate something else about the complicated rhythms of 21st century America. He had a plan to stop a dangerous demagogue like Donald Trump from becoming president. His idea was the Electoral College. During the debates that led to the … Continue reading The Constitution’s 3 ways to stop a demagogue like Trump haven’t worked.

…A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry …

Daniel Pantaleo suffered the absolute minimal consequence for killing Eric Garner. The fact that the police union is throwing a tantrum is sick and outrageous. Police Benevolent Associaton President Patrick J. Lynch, left, speaks during a press conference at PBA headquarters following a decision to terminate Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner, Monday, … Continue reading …A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry …

… 2+ Years Ago, They Marched in Charlottesville …

 Where Are They Now? In August 2017, hundreds of far-right extremists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, ostensibly to protest the removal of a Confederate statue from a local park. Dubbed “Unite the Right,” the gathering was the largest and most violent public assembly of white supremacists in decades. It also demonstrated a resurgent and emboldened white … Continue reading … 2+ Years Ago, They Marched in Charlottesville …

… Trump Evangelicals …..

......cheese and rice... This one is about how evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal adherence of religious conservatives to … Continue reading … Trump Evangelicals …..

… 37 Years of Mass Shootings in the U.S. in One Chart …

.... only in the United States Of America ... A pair of mass shootings left a total of 31 people dead and many others injured over the course of just 24 hours this weekend. 22 people were killed at a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, while nine others were killed … Continue reading … 37 Years of Mass Shootings in the U.S. in One Chart …

..If You Want ‘Renewable Energy ..’ Get Ready to Dig …

That's One Take - Up Next ........... - followed by another Position To consider Wind turbines in Palm Springs, California Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concret and 45 tons of plastic. Democrats dream of powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries. Realizing this … Continue reading ..If You Want ‘Renewable Energy ..’ Get Ready to Dig …

… Time 4 Our ” Tone Deaf Moment Of The Week ” …

RIVERTON, Wyo. — On a momentous day for Tribal Nations, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), the House Republican Conference Chairwoman, stated that the successful litigation by tribes and environmentalists to return the grizzly bear in Greater Yellowstone to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “was not based on science or facts” but motivated by plaintiffs “intent on … Continue reading … Time 4 Our ” Tone Deaf Moment Of The Week ” …

….Evangelical Moose Poop …

...and our " Best Pretender " award goes to .....     There has never been anyone who has defended us and who has fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J. Trump. No one!” said Ralph Reed, the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s founder and chairman. Reed is partially right; for many evangelical … Continue reading ….Evangelical Moose Poop …

…Jony Ive and Apple’s Cult of Design …

... change of course... The man and his creation.  There will be stories of palace intrigue involving Jony Ive, the Apple Inc. design chief who announced Thursday that he is planning to exit the company after more than a quarter of a century. This is a simpler tale: It was time. Apart from Steve Jobs, the co-founder … Continue reading …Jony Ive and Apple’s Cult of Design …

… 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire …

Smoke on the Water In June 1969, a fire on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River—the last in a series of big blazes spanning decades—spurred the government to make sweeping environmental changes that altered the course of the country. Nobody’s really sure how many times the Cuyahoga River has caught fire. The consensus is 13, but there are … Continue reading … 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire …

… Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety…

My name is Wil Wheaton. I Live With Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety. I Am Not Ashamed. Last month, I spoke to NAMI’s Ohio statewide conference. Here are my prepared remarks. Before I begin, I want to warn you that this talk touches on many triggering subjects, including self-harm and suicide. I also want you to … Continue reading … Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety…

…‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ …

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/591640/recycling-plastics/ ‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ The documentary filmmaker Noah Hutton was at a scientific symposium when he first encountered Max Liboiron. “I kept hearing some of the sharpest, smartest critiques of [scientific] status-quo assumptions I’ve ever heard,” Hutton told me. “She engaged with other’s viewpoints totally empathetically, but would then forcefully challenge … Continue reading …‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid on Gangrene’ …

… Patrick Dennis Bowlen ….

Broncos owner Patrick Dennis Bowlen passed away last week at age 75, after a lengthy battle against Alzheimer’s disease Some of what he did...... Live 75 years. Own an NFL team since 1984. Have seven kids. Become close with numerous players. Serve as a prominent influence in league matters. And win three Super Bowls. For … Continue reading … Patrick Dennis Bowlen ….

… Cross-Channel Trip …

A report from Normandy. By A. J. Liebling June 23, 1944 Photograph by Canadian Official Photographer / IWM via Getty Three days after the first Allied landing in France, I was in the wardroom of an LCIL (Landing Craft, Infantry, Large) that was bobbing in the lee of the French cruiser Montcalm off the Normandy … Continue reading … Cross-Channel Trip …

… The Return of ‘That’s All, Brother’:

The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. On the night before the D-Day landings on June 6th, 1944, an aerial armada set out from England for Normandy. \These were transports, Douglas C-47 Skytrains (or Dakotas) … Continue reading … The Return of ‘That’s All, Brother’:

… Writing Is / Has Been On The Wall …

... Can We... or Will We... Read It? The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics urged the American public on Friday to pay careful attention to everything that’s going on with President Donald Trump’s administration. “Heed the signs and don’t underestimate the threat to our republic from within,” tweeted Walter Shaub, who … Continue reading … Writing Is / Has Been On The Wall …

… Millennials … Political Mis/Calculations …

Millennials could push American politics to the left — or totally upend them Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on March 12.  Trend-spotters love to blame millennials for simultaneously killing everything from porn, sex and divorce to beer, mayonnaise and the home-cooked meal. But in politics, at least, party leaders … Continue reading … Millennials … Political Mis/Calculations …

… Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …

Despite what dementia has stolen from the cerebral creator of “Deadwood,” it has given his work a new sense of urgency. David Milch in the converted garage of his bungalow, in Santa Monica. Photograph by Ryan Pfluger for The New Yorker David Milch, the television writer, lives with his wife, Rita Stern Milch, on a … Continue reading … Deadwood The Movie …David Mllch’s Third Act …