The Kennedy School knew its decision to recognize Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow would be controversial. When objections came, straight from the CIA no less, the Kennedy School embarrassingly chose to align itself with the agency that mistreated prisoners as a matter of policy.
It was all bullshit. They knew it, too, or should have. The reason Jonathan Gruber said we were all too stupid to understand ACA is that no one can understand bullshit, not even MIT professors.
Equifax suffers a hit to its reputation, and must endure a few news cycles where people write articles like this one. Come Christmas, they’ll be back to business as usual, except they will try to have more safeguards in place. They will hope the next group of criminals is not so clever. Believe me, the hope is vain.
Police have a lot of ways to kill you, a lot of excuses for doing it. Michael Bennett was correct to wonder if he would see his family again. How did Bennett disguise himself as a criminal? We can only guess. You will never hear an apology, or an explanation from the officers who mistreated him.
If we want to counter this unhappy impulse to know everything about everyone, we ought to mock authorities’ incompetence, ridicule their foolishness, and make fun of their badly conceived deceits before they feel assertive enough to end free-spirited criticism.
When we have magistrates who lock people up, and then force them into choices the judge has no business with, we all lose.
Dick Gregory wanted people to think of him as a humorist rather then a comic. A comic tells jokes. A …
Much more than a marriage between two people, political unions are marriages of convenience. When a union becomes an oppressive burden, participants can dissolve it. If dissolution appears too difficult, consider the costs of keeping it together.
Pity our culture wars should have taken a turn this deadly, this irreversible, and this fundamentally based on feelings of superiority.
People don’t care that much about what you have to say, if you constantly hide things. That’s how dishonesty works.
Google has been a symbol of sorts for the American way. We can still innovate. We can still make a profit and call it good. A couple of bright guys can work hard and build a successful company.
If the United States government finds the citizens who fund it contemptible, it invites a reciprocal response from the same taxpayers.