06. 06. 13. 02:25 am

No Regrets Graduation Summer Booklist

  1. NW - Zadie Smith
  2. News for All the People - Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres
  3. City of Angels: or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud / A Novel - Christa Wolf
  4. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
  5. The Story of My Assassins - Tarun Tejpal
  6. Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan - Rajiv Chandrasekaran

#NRGS

01. 15. 13. 01:46 pm ♥ 423
We can rightly judge a society by how it treats its eccentrics and deviant geniuses—and by that measure, we have utterly failed.
Columbia Law School professor and author of “The Master Switch,” Tim Wu on how the legal system failed programmer Aaron Swartz— and Us: http://nyr.kr/ULLhE2 (via newyorker)
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11. 08. 12. 04:36 pm

“It was all about working together for the country, which is a pretty good idea, I think."

11. 07. 12. 11:26 pm ♥ 6
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11. 07. 12. 10:34 pm

Only If For The Night

Ezra Klein on the return of the candidate of hope and change in Obama’s victory speech yesterday.

10. 20. 12. 07:44 pm ♥ 3
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09. 03. 12. 02:45 pm

We Should Focus On Deception, Not Lies (Kevin Drum - Mother Jones)

Why “factchecking” often isn’t the best way to judge politicians, and how to do it better! Spoiler: the key is to rewrite the statement so that it is factually accurate and determine if that drastically changes its emotional impact.

09. 03. 12. 10:50 am ♥ 3

Are we better off today than we were four years ago. Yes we are. Thank you, RT.

06. 06. 13. 02:13 am

No Regrets Graduation Summer Plans

I graduated two and a half weeks ago. Throughout those two and a half weeks it has become abundantly clear to me that I cannot just sit around and be pleased with myself for being a college graduate. But what can I do as a recently graduated, newly unemployed individual? I haven’t gotten into any sort of a regular routine just yet, but two and a half weeks is a lot of time to think about your ambitions, so my current list for these next few months is fairly extensive. I want to learn CSS, expand my Spanish vocabulary, get back into learning Mandarin, start to learn Turkish, read a lot, and write.

The last time I studied any language was sophomore year, so maybe throwing myself into three languages simultaneously is a bit of a stretch, but the most daunting thing on that list right now is the last one. I’ve always wanted to write, and I’ve always enjoyed it, but whenever I’ve decided that it’s something that I need to do outside of school, the idea that clicking publish means that somehow I think my imperfect formulations of imperfect thoughts are worth anyone taking the time to read them has been a huge block to overcome. I don’t know what I want to write about this summer, but I am going to write. And while I’m at it I’m going to prove that my four years of high school Chinese didn’t just get thrown out the window when I started college, and that I can learn things outside of a classroom too. Maybe even better than I could motivate myself to while I was inside one.

#NRGS

Summer reading note: I finished Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’ tonight and started ‘News for all the People’ by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres.

11. 08. 12. 06:27 pm

"Obamacare is the Law of the Land."

John Boehner finally gives up trying to repeal Obamacare.

11. 08. 12. 03:32 pm

That actually happened.

11. 07. 12. 11:25 pm

Republicans Censor What They Can't Refute

An analysis of the reaction to a Congressional Research Service report on the impact of tax rates on economic growth demonstrates the reality gap in today’s Republican party.

11. 07. 12. 07:20 pm ♥ 3
Four more years. High-res

Four more years.

09. 06. 12. 11:46 am ♥ 2

R.T. Rybak: America’s cities: better off than we were four years ago

rtrybak:

The media and others are asking the question: are we better off now, under President Obama, than we were four years ago?

Mayors across America and I can answer resoundingly: Yes, we are.

President Obama has delivered for America’s cities in ways we could only have hoped for four years ago. Yes, we still have a long way to go, but nearly every city of every size is far better off now…

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09. 03. 12. 02:38 pm ♥ 1
Holy Redeemer Church, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife, Spain High-res

Holy Redeemer Church, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife, Spain