All posts in category Newshound

Every single American has the moral duty to oppose Trump by voting “with Her”

A vote that isn’t for the Democratic nominee in November is a vote for Trump. Allow me to explain. What I mean is this: It is the duty of every person who identifies with American values to stand up against him. And there is no other vote, other than the D one, that conveys this […]

There are loads of “stupid” people

Early days, and all that, but one of the main threads that is coming out in the aftermath of the flight MH17 is that Putin provided these pro-Russian forces with some pretty advanced weaponry. Take a look at Josh Marshall, for example, whose key paragraph is: The audio tapes posted by The New York Times might as well be […]

Blogger of the Year

I often say this too, especially on short flights: “Why can’t I read my Kindle during take-off and landing?” All hail Nick Bolton.

Two Predications about the Future of Apple Software

Now that the Mac OS operating system updates are free, and the development cycle for that OS is so stable, I think this is leading to the inevitable conclusion: One day major dot-number OS updates (iOS, and Mac) and iWork updates are going to be automatic, even required. As it is, Apple already enjoys a […]

US going into default is extension of the Civil War

Bruce Bartlett’s piece is practically an academic journal-esque article offering documentary proof that defaulting is just the latest round in the on-again-off-again Confederacy uprising. He outlines how there are more than just indirect connections. It really is a must-read. And if those facts don’t convince you that defaulting is really just an extension of the […]

Ninety-five percent confident

The story isn’t just that scientists the world over are “extremely confident” about the fact that we are boiling the planet, it’s confident about it even when considering all human activity. The last report was 90% confident about greenhouse gases, now they’re 95% confident about all such climate change activity, including aerosol sprays (which actually […]

IRC Code Section 501(c)(6)

This is the text that gives the NFL (and other clearly for-profit organizations) non-profit, tax-exempt status*: Business leagues, chambers of commerce, real-estate boards, boards of trade, or professional football leagues (whether or not administering a pension fund for football players), not organized for profit and no part of the net earnings of which inures to […]

15 grand

The outgoing South Korean President issued 13,000 pardons during his 5-year term. And that’s a record low. For contrast, US presidents have issued pardons and clemencies 20,000 times in the 20th century.

Armstrong’s choke and breathe

Fascinating that Armstrong’s body language gets some ink. Also predictable that there are a bunch of comments following the piece ridiculing that analysis. When I talk to maths and science teachers about working with low-proficiency students I have often (and yes, I do get eye rolls) implore them to try and read the students. If […]

No amount of charity makes up for this

“You can’t take that away from him,” … the charity work. I have a feeling that Armstrong’s interview with Oprah at some point is going to focus on the charity work that he’s done. So I want to preempt that by pointing out that arrogance in the face of the plain truth is a complete […]