The New Yorker — Trial By Fire: Did Texas Execute... →
savingpaper: (via elizs) An incredible piece of reportage and vibrant literary nonfiction writing. My lit-mag adviser practically teared up telling me about this, and it is a must read.
Nicknames for Safeways in Washington, DC
notthatkindagay: Subterranean Safeway — Underneath the Watergate. I think this may also be known as the: Senior Safeway since lots of old folk live in the Watergate (Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, for example) Soviet Safeway — 17th and Corcoran, my Safeway, because there are long lines and empty shelves Social Safeway — Wisconsin Ave, because apparently the straights go there for some sort of...
Basic economics of solar energy
soupsoup: osmium: Soup posted a map this morning of the land area necessary to power the world with solar panels. If there were collectors on some small-looking percentage of the Earth’s land mass, it would be enough. Some researchers have calculated world roof-top area, and it’s close to the right number. I was looking through the responses and noticed that someone reblogged and asked why...
ATTENTION D.C. TUMBLRS
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At Coretta Scott King’s funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of...– Barack Obama: How He Did It - Newsweek.com (via apsies) (via think4yourself)
It was Sen. Grassley himself who rammed the GOP’s most astonishing pro-death...– It’s Republicans, not Democrats, who are trying to kill the elderly. - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine (via indefensible) (via soupsoup)
Through his own suffering, Ted Kennedy became more alive to the plight and...– President Obama, eulogizing Sen. Edward Kennedy. My favorite passage. (via savingpaper)
John Kennedy inspired our country. Bobby Kennedy challenged our country. And Ted...– from Chris Dodd’s eulogy tonight at the Kennedy Library (via derbygirl) (via soupsoup)
Bob Dylan Could Voice GPS System →
Move Medicare To 55 Then Drop It Every Year →
brooklynmutt: azspot: Lower the age for Medicare to 55 right now, and then drop the minimum age by five years every year as the system adjusts to the influx of new people.
Byrd wants health bill renamed for Kennedy →
notthatkindagay: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the only senator to have served longer than the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), mourned his friend Wednesday, saying his “heart and soul weeps.” Byrd said he hoped healthcare reform legislation in the Senate would be renamed in memoriam of Kennedy. “I had hoped and prayed that this day would never come,” Byrd said in a statement. “My heart and...
Beck’s Record Club Is Worth Joining →
yvynyl: “This summer, Beck launched Record Club, a series of covers reinterpreting an entire classic album from the past. The first album up is Velvet Underground and Nico (AKA that record with the Andy Warhol banana on the cover), upon which he and a group of eight musicians collaborated, filming the sessions and posting them on Vimeo (under his full name, Beck Hansen).”
Suddenly Ominous Music Heard Across U.S., Nation Panicking “Watch how a real man does it”
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legospaceship: hellonewworld: (via virtualephemera) HE IS NOT JOKING. PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION>
Inestimable Privilege. In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the...– Can Atheists Be Parents? - TIME (via think4yourself)
The Rolling Stone Interview: Bob Dylan November...
WENNER: Do you think that you’ve played any role in the change of popular music in the last four years?
DYLAN: I hope not.
WENNER: Well, a lot of people say you have.
DYLAN: Well, you know, I’m not one to argue.
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Obama Has... →
squashed: I wonder why this hasn’t gotten any more press.
Every year, 2,700 surgical patients go home from...
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