Today has been an extremely busy and extremely crappy week. From big things like having two research projects blow up to smaller things like my single utility stock putting a hold on dividends. And a lot of stuff in between that I can’t even keep in my mind (also far worse stuff happening to other people). Also DC2 has a slight fever and runny nose (but fortunately seems happy on the couch cranking through Geronimo Stiltons). I’m hoping next week has far fewer unpleasant surprises.
GOP Senate Candidate explains how he truly does want a world where women are barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.
Satanic Temple wins important victory for religions freedom and abortion rights.
Once again, Russian Bots are controlling the political message.
Paul Ryan collected $500,000 in Koch contributions days after the House passed the horrible Tax law that saves the Koch family enormous amounts of money. This is a mockery of our political system.
Why don’t DACA eligibles “just come legally”? An explanation.
Cutting legal immigration makes no fiscal sense
Stealing away immigrant’s rights does make fiscal sense if you are one of the lawful evil crooks directly benefiting from stealing their stuff, but it will also increase prices for everyone else. This thread makes fascinating parallels to the causes and consequences of Japanese Internment.
Speaking of no fiscal sense, the new tariffs on solar panels piss me off. On a personal level, I hope that our roof lasts long enough to wait this out. On a human level, I hope that China takes up this opportunity to increase solar technology so the world can save itself sooner. On an American citizen level, I think this is terrible because we’re making it easier for China to become the new hegemon. But maybe we no longer deserve that status anymore. Not that China does at the political point it’s at right now, but perhaps with its new power it will become more of a force for a positive future. :/
An assessment guide for the perplexed by David Eubanks (p.4)
RIP Ursula Le Guin.
I mourn the print edition of Teen Vogue
Not in general interest’s time may not be my time, but I’ve had Rudy Valley stuck in my head all week. Which, I guess, isn’t such a bad thing.
Simplifying to a three fund portfolio
Pros and cons of using a Roth IRA for college savings
Congratulations, Senator Duckworth!
#2 identifies with this one
In today’s comments, tell us: what are some books by which other people would know you?