Entries by Anne Laurie

The Hobby Lobbyists’ War on Women, Continued

By @bakerbk: 'An illustrated guide to american personhood' #HobbyLobby #SCOTUS http://t.co/Tqb8lluUwt pic.twitter.com/SAMoV1MlxI — Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) June 30, 2014 Charles P. Pierce, at Esquire, on the history of the RFRA and the revenge of ‘Little Nino’ Scalia: … Back in the early 1990‘s, [Al] Smith and another man were denied unemployment benefits by the state […]

Monday Evening Open Thread: More Rich-People Problems

If (when) America goes full-metal police state, there will still be “good people” critiquing the shine on the jackboots and making sure that doors are only kicked down in compliance with all local noise ordinances. News report from Joe Coscarelli at NYMag: Today’s Wall Street Journal features hilarious, practically parodic complaints from neighbors of Fed […]

Monday Morning Open Thread

Nick Hanauer, “Seattle-based entrepreneur”, decided to tweak his fellow Point-Zero-One Percenters in Politico: The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats …[L]et’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets […]

Tomato Bleg

From commentor Currants: I’m wondering why I don’t ever remember pruning tomatoes when I was younger, and whether it’s just the heirloom types that need it, and how does one ever stay on top of it? And what do you do when you’ve missed them, as is evident in the photos? Also, looks like the […]