President Ronald Reagan said that government isn’t the answer, it is the problem, and conservatives have found that line very resonant over the years. In Cruz’s run for president last year, he called for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service. He did not mention this last week. It would be hard to raise an extra $150 billion without the progressive income tax unless you could persuade Mexico to foot the bill.
Shrift? Not a word you hear every day. In fact, apart from in this expression, it is now so rarely used that it’s hard to think of a shrift that isn’t short. The verb form, shrive, is also now an almost forgotten antique. A shrift is a penance (a prescribed penalty) imposed by a priest in a confession in order to provide absolution, often when the confessor was near to death. In the 17th century, criminals were sent to the scaffold immediately after sentencing and only had time for a ‘short shrift’ before being hanged.
The missing ingredients, Tufekci believes, are the structures and communication patterns that appear when a fixed group works together over time. That practice puts the oil in the well-oiled machine. It is what contemporary adhocracy appears to lack, and what projects such as the postwar civil-rights movement had in abundance. And it is why, she thinks, despite their limits in communication, these earlier protests often achieved more.
The study followed 7,300 workers for 12 years, and found that people who stand all day were more likely to get heart disease.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m beginning to think that the common link here is “work.”
According to numbers that were just released this week, 49.7 million Americans are living in poverty. That is a brand new all-time record high.
Relative comparisons are less important than absolute values. About seven of those stars on the American flag live in poverty. We should do better than that.
“Since we did not control or have access to this site, we were not aware that these documents were still on the web, much less, were publicly facing,” TigerSwan said. “The resume files in question have now been properly secured and no additional risk of exposure exists.”
Hi, Mr. Swan? I have some bad news for you about how digital copies work…
AP journalists used a boat to document the condition of one flooded Houston-area Superfund site, but accessed others with a vehicle or on foot. The EPA did not respond to questions about why its personnel had not yet been able to do so.
Let that sink in for a moment: A huge collection of botted accounts — the vast majority of which should be easily detectable as such — may be able to abuse Twitter’s anti-abuse tools to temporarily shutter the accounts of real people suspected of being bots!