February 24th, 2013


This week in the arts

I watched two DVDs this week:

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I did read some interesting long-form articles online, though:

Do We Really Want to Live Without the Post Office?
Weigel's Law applies: if the headline is a question, the answer is no.
Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people
It's all John C. Calhoun's fault. As Calhoun is as odious human being as ever served in the US government, I have no trouble believing him responsible for any bad thing anyone would care to blame him for.
Who Needs to Win to Win?
Speaking of odious human beings, the architects of the electoral vote-rigging plan outlined here qualify.
Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?
These articles are all kind of variations on a theme this week.