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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Masterful Marketing of the Heimlich Maneuver

The Masterful Marketing of the Heimlich Maneuver:

Awhile back, I choked on a piece of beef stew. It happened as these things usually do: One minute I was happily sitting in a Dominican restaurant down the block having a “business lunch” with a friend, and the next I couldn’t breathe. This was not ideal. via Pocket

Friday, October 24, 2014

Plutocrats Against Democracy

Plutocrats Against Democracy:

It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. via Pocket

Beyond Hope

Beyond Hope:

THE MOST COMMON WORDS I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. via Pocket

Monday, October 20, 2014

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3:

SOME white Americans may be surprised to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu describe Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer fighting for racial justice, as “America’s young Nelson Mandela. via Pocket

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The No. 1 Cause of Traffic Fatalities? It’s Not Texting

The No. 1 Cause of Traffic Fatalities? It’s Not Texting:

I don’t yet have a copy of Matt Richtel’s new book, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. via Pocket

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

John Oliver explains why the U.S. drone program is so terrifying

John Oliver explains why the U.S. drone program is so terrifying:

Host John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight criticized the U.S. government’s drone program for inflicting fear in children. Oliver uses a segment to discuss U.S. drone program and the legacy President Barack Obama will leave behind. via Pocket

Monday, October 06, 2014

Polarization in America is here to stay. What now?

Polarization in America is here to stay. What now?:

By now, it’s obvious to everyone that U.S. political life has become extremely polarized. Not only are lawmakers further and further apart, but the American people are too, geographically and ideologically. via Pocket

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Debate About the Role of Government in The Republican City of Somerset, Kentucky

The Debate About the Role of Government in The Republican City of Somerset, Kentucky:

When two politicians debate the role of government, its almost always Democrat vs. Republican. Which is why it was so refreshing and instructive to read of the debate taking place among Republicans in a small city in southeastern Kentucky. via Pocket

Who Had It Easier, Reagan or Obama?

Who Had It Easier, Reagan or Obama?:

OVER the past few weeks I’ve been reading Ken Adelman’s fascinating history “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War.” Adelman, who led Reagan’s arms control agency, was an adviser at Reagan’s 1986 Iceland summit meeting with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. via Pocket