Rap music is one of the only things going right in this country. If there’s a problem, the solution is more and better rap music.
Wonk blogging will never sway the broad public mind about anything, but you can change the minds of other influentials who are actually in a position to change things. Keith Humphreys puts this well: I discovered over time that our readers also include other journalists, elected officials, Congressional and White House staffers, police officers, health [...]
I loved Google Reader, but it was never quite as awesome after they killed the sharing function and replaced it with lame Google+. I switched to Feedly two weeks ago and I like it okay, although the iPhone app is still pretty buggy. One feature I absolutely hate is the auto-refresh, where if you aren’t in the [...]
Southside Bethlehem’s West 4th Street business district has a few street benches, but it should have a lot more. That’s why I’m putting together a volunteer group to build some tree box benches on a couple of weekends in July. Sidewalk seating is so popular these days, and it’s a pretty cheap and easy way [...]
The point of political blogging is not that you’ll directly reach so many voters that you’ll shape opinions about elections. The point is that for every couple dozen low-information voters, there’s a *political friend* who people ask who to vote for the week before an election. The point of blogging is to shape the opinions [...]