All of the depressing links are from #2, who you may have noticed is back on the blog after an absence. She also notes: Anyone can text their zip code to: (520) 200 2223 and it will instantly shoot back your Federal and State Senators’ and Representatives’ names and phone numbers.
If you do one action this week, a good choice is to call your senators to ask them to vote No on Jeff Sessions because he’s a bigot. Do this whether your senators are democrat or republican. Let them know it is not ok to appoint a bigot as attorney general. The Sessions vote is this Tuesday, so call monday or before. You can also call the committee. Here’s more info and a script from Nick Decaro.
Staggering list of cuts.
Bethh has a new newsletter. This week is on how to cope.
The beginning of the Trump year(s). My dept chair told me today that he suspects that in a couple of years Trump will do a Palin and declare he’s made America great again and quit. He already doesn’t leave the house.
An important theoretical insight is that gerrymandering becomes fragile over time– the very thing that makes districts just a little bit more red also makes them vulnerable when the opposition gets determined
The other John Lewis.
CNN sticking up against fascism
Full Fascism ahoy
Barack Obama’s academic cv, updated
Mike Pence Inauguration invite comment section
Bruce Springstein cover band wasn’t there.
Worst Twilight Zone episode ever.
twinkies palmer candy recall
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“two useless but true theorems are proved”
debt is a funny thing