This weekend, Estonia celebrates its songs and dances in a country-wide festival, centered in Tallinn. It’s an every five year event. I first went to Estonia in 1998. When I heard that the next year would feature choruses of 25,000 people, I had to go, and I did. Tonight was the first performance of the […]
About Cheryl Rofer
Retired chemist. I've done a lot of chemistry that has to do with policy, particularly nuclear policy.
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Last week the Supreme Court decided that the census may not contain a question on whether a person is a citizen. For many of us who are not lawyers, that seemed an easy decision. The Constitution specifies the enumeration of persons, not citizens, although there is a bit of fudging with respect to Indians and […]
The New York Times has some graphics that should kill the “both sides” narrative, but they won’t. [The] findings are based on data from the Manifesto Project, which reviews and categorizes each line in party manifestos, the documents that lay out a group’s goals and policy ideas. We used the topics that the platforms emphasize, like […]
If you want to see it go here, the goddamned autoplay is making everyone mental.- John Cole
Let’s get this out of the way first: President Donald Trump didn’t actually say the words “red line.” In fact, he, his National Security Advisor, and his Secretary of State say so many different things that it can be hard to tell whether there are red lines, let alone where they are. In August 2012, […]