If you read only one link this week, make it this powerful piece by Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This?
But Dylan Matthews on how just getting Trump out of office won't fix what's wrong with our democracy is really good, too.
This story by a woman whose mother lost her home and was living out of her SUV is heartbreaking.
Matt Yglesias argues for a jobs guarantee... or at least a set of programs aimed at fuller employment.
If you're curious why the governor's offer of a pay raise didn't end the Arizona teachers' strike, this Vox article will give you an idea of what's going on. It is not just that teacher's pay is low (although it is in Arizona). It is that education funding has been cut drastically. I keep seeing people surprised that teachers aren't happy with pay raises. I think that misses what they're really fighting for, which is something that Vox article gets at in the final section.
We're finally getting an earthquake early warning system here!
This year's NPR Tiny Desk winner is very good.
This xkcd is so very funny if you know anyone in the groups he's teasing. Don't miss the mouse-over...
Recommended listening: Krista Tippet's conversation with Helen Fisher is really interesting. It is titled "This is Your Brain on Sex" but it is more about the broader topic of love and partnering. It gave me a lot to think about and also made me want to go read things by Helen Fisher, or maybe listen to her TED talks.
The ultimate Aussie picture:
[on phone to mum]— The Cool Hand Luke (@MaverickBistro) April 25, 2018
Mum: how's Australia?
Me: there's a dingo eating a shark and two snakes are rooting on the beach
Mum: *laughs and scolds me for speaking in an uncouth manner
Me: *sends SMS
Mum: WTF?!?! pic.twitter.com/bLw2PyiFHA
Happy weekend, everyone!