parkingchairMatt Shapiro’s piece on twitter journalism is worth a read. In the age of social media, you can find someone that will confirm just about any cardboard cut-out.

While Dan Scotto and I (and CK Macleod) resist it, Nate Silver reports that Trump’s arguments on the (un)fairness of the GOP primary is winning.

I’m increasingly thinking that a lot of the Title IX rape-handling policies instituted by universities aren’t going to survive court challenges.

Some people were up-in-arms about the guy who got into a lot of trouble for having the Trump flag/sign. But while I typically don’t like such ordinances, isn’t this a pretty clear-cut violation of a fair (if wrong-headed) ordinance?

Not that I am presently in the market, but this is kind of encouraging.

Emmett Rensin’s article on the smug style of liberalism was received by all quarters about as you would expect it to be. BSDI, but not in equal measure.

In one sense, it’s not clear that this is any different than “roughing it” by going camping. Wait… I’m not big on camping either. So really, it’s just kind of weird.

Harriet Tubman, American badass.

Oh, thank goodness. For a second there, I’d thought that the Republican primary had spiraled out of control.

RIP, Friends of Abe.

Let us join in the unity of our disdain for Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

The average Millennial is not exactly what you would expect from reading the New York Times (or, for that matter, The Atlantic).

On the one hand, having tiers of citizenship may well make allowing more immigrants in easier. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like an enduring solution and is rife with problems. For whatever reason, I respond to this the same way some people respond to “regional visas” even though the arguments are kind of similar.

There is more encapsulated in this article about megacities than I think even the author may realize. It is, in essence, a latent confirmation of a vague paranoia about globalism, transnationalism, and those left behind.

As we all know, this is pretty much true. On the other hand, if we’re being honest, never is a Republican suburb more emphatic in its support of the environment as when it has an environmental impact report on the precarious state of Argentinian Garden Snake where that Section 8 housing is slated to go.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

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  1. Peter says:

    Harriet Tubman was alive during the lifetimes of both Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan.

  2. Michael Cain says:

    One of the questions I always ask about megacities is where do they get the energy supplies on which they depend. Sticking to the US, and electricity, the BosWash urban corridor depends on sources as far away as the hydro dams in Quebec and nuclear reactors outside of Chicago. They locally burn natural gas piped in from as far away as Texas. California gets electricity from the Columbia River dams in Washington and coal-fired plants in Utah (wind power from Wyoming should start arriving in 3-4 years). CA locally burns natural gas from as far away as Alberta and extreme West Texas.

    It’s one thing to talk about them as if they were somehow cut lose from their surroundings. It’s another to answer the questions of how they survive without those surroundings.

    • trumwill says:

      How does Singapore do it and is it scalable?

      • Michael Cain says:

        For practical purposes, all of Singapore’s electricity comes from local burning of NG piped in from Indonesia and Malaysia (mostly Indonesia). This is of considerable concern to the government, as both Indonesia and Malaysia are experiencing declining NG production and increasing domestic demand, leaving less for export. Singapore is considering an LNG port for two reasons: as a potential source of import, and to encourage both Indonesia and Malaysia to route more NG to Singapore. There’s occasional talk of a nuke; how well siting one in close proximity to the Malacca Strait would sit with Singapore’s neighbors is an unanswered question.

        You can probably guess my own thoughts on the two US situations. Speaking very broadly, within the Western Interconnect, California is in pretty good agreement with most of the other major metro areas about the direction for future generation, and is potentially in a position to act as a hub for moving power from multiple renewable sources around the grid. BosWash isn’t in nearly as good a position on either count.

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