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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Organizing in Trump country with George Goehl: podcast & transcript

Organizing in Trump country with George Goehl: podcast & transcript:

Chris Hayes speaks with grassroots organizer George Goehl, the director of People's Action, who is focusing his efforts on white rural America. via Pocket

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Jay Rosen on Twitter

Jay Rosen on Twitter:

'Campaign coverage: the road not taken.' There was a path the American press could have walked, but did not. This alternative way was illuminated as far back as 1992. Our political journalists declined it. And here we are. This thread is that story. 1/ via Pocket

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Tyranny of Convenience

The Tyranny of Convenience:

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud's unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist's incentives. Convenience is boring. via Pocket

Friday, December 14, 2018

What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

What if the Placebo Effect Isn't a Trick?:

The Chain of Office of the Dutch city of Leiden is a broad and colorful ceremonial necklace that, draped around the shoulders of Mayor Henri Lenferink, lends a magisterial air to official proceedings in this ancient university town. via Pocket

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Why Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor’s Race “Stolen”

Why Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor's Race "Stolen":

Many Democrats are understandably angry about efforts to suppress the vote in Georgia and elsewhere in the 2018 midterm elections. In the Peach State, there is no question that Gov. via Pocket

Friday, August 10, 2018

Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy

Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy:

Not long ago arrived word of a new start-up, Wonderschool, which as its website explains, is a "network of boutique, in-home early childhood programs" — the Airbnb or Rover of preschool. via Pocket

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

What the Mystery of the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy Could Reveal

What the Mystery of the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy Could Reveal:

One spring evening in 2016, Lee Niegelsky's underarm began to itch. An investment manager, he was doing housework around his condo, and he thought he'd been bitten by a chigger. But within 15 minutes, hives had erupted all over his body. via Pocket