The anti-anti-Carlson crowd sings his praises.
Resist the temptation to downplay the danger or normalize the GOP’s recklessness.
Republicans come up with all kinds of red herrings to distract attention from the obvious fact that guns are the problem. Mental illness, too soon, thoughts and prayers - the list goes on. “Illegal immigrant” now from Greg Abbott, as if that somehow mitigates the deaths of 5 people and doesn’t even appear to be true. But this is who the GOP are. Only 50% of registered Texas voters voted in 2022. Thinking that your vote doesn’t matter because you live in a red county/state? What if it would?
Down there – he said – are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any inequity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathsomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul. Sin, you might say, without a trace of originality. They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don’t say no.
–Terry Pratchett , “Guards! Guards!”
Remember when the Massachusetts Democrat ran for president? Her campaign’s problems perfectly mirror Meatball Ron’s.
Well, this has certainly been a wild week. Last Sunday, I posted a summary of some key environmental impacts to look out for during SpaceX’s first launch of Starship Superheavy from Boca Chica, Texas. The post did really well in the following days; it racked up a view count in the ~25k range, a big success for a Substack like mine.
Application security issues found by Assetnote
There are many different sides to the "Dave Debate" Should people named Dave exist? Should they have rights? Are they people at all? I'm not anti-Dave, in fact I am a great supporter of Daves. I just think we need to ask some questions. But if you ask these questions people get so mad. Shouldn't we at least have a sober reasonable discussion? What's wrong with that?
A moment of post-Tucker sanity?
What MTG's comments about real and fake parents reveal about how the hard right views the family and the nation
I love science-fiction series like “The Man in the High Castle” because they force us to question our ingrained assumption that history was always ordained to turn out as it did. It was set in 1950’s…
It may seem crazy for a governor to wildly attack one of his state’s major employers—but you gotta understand MAGA logic.
GOP voters are telling you what they want. Plus: Self-examination in the aftermath of COVID.
Many famous leakers of military and governmental secrets have acted on principle. The alleged Discord leaker, Jack Teixeira, is not among them.
Who gets to decide how “true rape victims” behave, anyway?
As the threat of legislation banning critical race and queer theory looms, students and faculty at Florida International University are making their voices heard.
Elon Musk has threatened to reassign NPR's Twitter account to "another company." In a series of emails sent to this reporter, Musk said he would transfer the network's main account on Twitter, under the @NPR handle, to another organization or person. The idea shocked even longtime observers of Musk's spur-of-the-moment and erratic leadership style.