"The Egyptian tanks, the delirious protesters sitting atop them, the flags, the 40,000 protesters weeping and crying and cheering in Freedom Square and praying around them, the Muslim Brotherhood official sitting amid the tank passengers. Should this be compared to the liberation of Bucharest? Climbing on to an American-made battle tank myself, I could only remember those wonderful films of the liberation of Paris. A few hundred metres away, Hosni Mubarak's black-uniformed security police were still firing at demonstrators near the interior ministry. It was a wild, historical victory celebration, Mubarak's own tanks freeing his capital from his own dictatorship." Robert Fisk, in Egypt.
Martha Chansley defends her son the QAnon Shaman as just a guy who was kinda there… in horns and face paint. This is an interpretation of her son's actions, however, her view doesn't seem to jibe with what most of us consider 'reality.' READ THE REST
Rep. Charlie Shepherd (R-Pollock) wants to make sure Idaho mothers are stuck at home where they belong. Here he is using Bronze Age logic to explain why a bill to increase access to early childhood education is a bad idea: "I don't think anybody does a better job than mothers in the home, and any… READ THE REST
Researchers at New York University found that that right-wing misinformation on Facebook was much more likely to generate "engagement" there—likes, shares and comments—than left-wing misinformation. The results provide evidence that right-wing sources of misinformation are some of the most engaging content creators on Facebook, said Laura Edelson, a researcher at NYU's Cybersecurity for Democracy initiative.… READ THE REST
Here's an entirely uncontroversial statement: the convenience of smartphones and tablets is amazing. At no point in human history has so much information, communication, and entertainment been available in such a tiny package. But, that minuscule size is one of the only downsides of a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop. If you want to… READ THE REST
No one needs to tell you that the cost of higher education is astronomical. A year of tuition and fees at the average American private university will cost over $37,000, while even a public school option for in-state students will likely set you back over $10,000 a year. Heap on housing, food, and utilities, as… READ THE REST
The excitement of bringing a new pet into your home, particularly an indescribably cute kitten or puppy, is intoxicating. Between welcoming the new family member and enjoying all that youthful energy around your house, it's easy not to think about some of the other immediate considerations surrounding pet ownership. But those realities will appear, likely… READ THE REST