German Lopez at Vox pointed out a paragraph published in yesterday’s NYT that exemplifies that publication’s “false equivalence” problem. Here it is: The paper pushed back, noting that its report was based on a letter from the UM president and adding a link to the letter. But the letter doesn’t classify the incidents as equivalent […]
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Rock-and-roll lost another one in this terrible year. Via the Beeb: Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In the Court of the Crimson King and his solo hit I […]
Just got a news alert saying there was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California. Y’all okay? Open thread.
Just our future president, putting the “bully” in the bully pulpit: Jones’ offense was correctly pointing out that Cheeto Benito’s Carrier deal was less than advertised. So now Jones is getting death threats from unhinged Trump super fans. This asshole may get someone killed before he’s even sworn in.
Today, Rep. Keith Ellison removed one of the barriers to his bid to become DNC chair: He said he’d step down as congressman if elected: WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, he told the Star Tribune Wednesday morning. Ellison […]
Looks like human beings aren’t the only creatures who believe camouflage renders them invisible: This little guy was hiding in plain sight on a beer can huggie yesterday! We’re having weird weather in my neck of the woods. A line of squalls is heading our way, and after it moves through, the temperature is supposed […]
If you’re looking for an uplifting post, keep scrolling. This one is just a reminder that not only has the Republican president-elect undermined faith in American democracy with an outrageous lie about millions committing voter fraud to award his opponent a record-breaking popular vote victory, but as of this weekend, the four most powerful Republicans […]