I wish I could tell you these links are late posting tonight because I went out for a rollerblade, but no, I was in my office, practicing for my upcoming seminar.
Then I thought I'd post the links while the kids played after dinner, but instead I scrolled through Twitter, pointlessly reading everyone's posts about the airstrikes in Syria. I don't know if airstrikes will help the situation in Syria or not, but I do know that I don't trust this administration to have made the decision to launch a strike based on any noble or even intelligent motives. So I have nothing much to say about the airstrikes, other than that I hope all the civilians in Syria stay safe tonight.
Also, we should let more refugees in. Our current policy on refugees fills me with shame.
Anyway, here are the links I'd gathered up to share this week. I don't have that many, perhaps because one side effect of being really busy trying to catch up on this is not a lot of time to read things:
The Republican Governor of Arizona has decided to give Arizona teachers a raise. I haven't been following closely enough to know if this move will avert a walkout or other action there. I can say that I've seen a lot of Facebook profile pictures of friends in AZ turn red in support of the teachers, and it seems like there was a lot of support for them.
Click through and read this story:
1. I’m going to try and tell this story without crying, something I have failed to do every time I think about this story, which is often.— Gary Lee (@whoisgarylee) April 12, 2018
And this story:
Thread: I have #dwarfism.— Eugene*Grant (@MrEugeneGrant) April 8, 2018
I knew who the Seven #Dwarfs were by the age of ten.
I knew who Mini Me was by 13.
I was 31 when I learned who Benjamin Lay was.
This is important. Please read and RT.
Here's a useful rundown of things to think about when you're selecting an outfit for a public speaking event.
And here's a story about an attempted scam involving Netflix and Gmail that you may want to read.
In recommended listening:
The episode of The Weeds about Sinclair media is a great primer on local TV regulation and history and if you're not sure why people find the Sinclair media stuff more disturbing than Fox News, this episode will explain it.
The latest episode of the Josh Marshall Podcast was a good discussion about why people are so unhappy with John Bolton becoming National Security Advisor and a reminder of the ancient history of the George W. Bush administration.
This is so pretty:
UK textile artist Rachel Wright, machine embroidered on calico with various fabrics #womensart pic.twitter.com/VT2Er0lJMU— #WOMENSART (@womensart1) April 11, 2018
camping is like a jumpsuit. at first, you’ve never felt freer but then you need to go to the bathroom & you’ve never felt more trapped— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 7, 2018
Have a good weekend, everyone.