World update: June 22 2018

MIDDLE EAST SYRIA ISIS's Amaq news agency is claiming that ISIS carried out an attack against Syrian Democratic Forces personnel in Raqqa on Thursday, which if true would be the group's first attack in the city since leaving it last October. So far I've seen no independent confirmation of anything like this having happened. Meanwhile, … Continue reading World update: June 22 2018

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Cosmic justice takes an oddly specific form

Here's Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower (D): Rep. Brower is holding that there sledgehammer in that there photograph because he's best known for using it to Make A Difference for Hawaii's shockingly large homeless population: Armed with a sledgehammer and a self-righteous mission, State Rep. Tom Brower (D.) walks his district's streets and parks looking … Continue reading Cosmic justice takes an oddly specific form

This one chart explains EVERYTHI–well, no, but it’s still an important chart

You ever get tired of those "OMG THIS ONE [MAP, CHART, GRAPH, WHATEVER] EXPLAINS EVERYTHING/IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER" posts you see all over the place? Yeah, me too. But every once in a while, they kind of have a point. Matt Yglesias says this is "The most important chart about the American economy … Continue reading This one chart explains EVERYTHI–well, no, but it’s still an important chart