Daniel Ellsberg’s book Secrets is a trove of material illuminating how our government in Washington conceives of its relationship with us.
Law professor Jonathan Turley makes good arguments for expanding the size of the Supreme Court. I agree with him, although I’d expand his proposal to include splitting the Supreme Court into two courts of 19-members each. One court would serve as an appellate court, and the other as a constitutional court (like Germany’s) that would review government legislation and activity without needing the impetus of a case that has percolated up through other courts.
I admire Trey Ratcliff’s outlook on photography, creativity, and life in general.
Like most introverts, I also share his need to be alone to nurture and recharge emotional energy.
Realistic fiction, for its part, may expand readers’ circle of empathy by seducing them into thinking and feeling like people very different from themselves.
— Pinker, Steven (2011-10-04). The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Kindle Locations 3986-3988). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
Nonviolence, which isn’t the same as passivity, usually demonstrates greater courage and wisdom than does violence.
Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest are vague catchalls for police to punish “contempt of cop.” Repeal such ambiguous offenses.
I thought the old theme was getting stale, so I’m implementing a child of another one: PixelPower from ThemeForest. This new theme incorporates HTML 5 into a responsive design that should work well on a variety of screen sizes, which strikes me as more elegant than using one theme for desktop and laptop computers, and another theme for mobile devices. So I’ll disable WPTouch after I’ve configured and customized the new theme to my satisfaction.
PixelPower also allows many different post types out of the box. I’m interested to see how they’ll work. Maybe I could bring in Google+ posts using the “aside” post type, for example.
Apparently, Ron Paul promotes “crazy” conspiracy theories. What frequently goes unasked is, in comparison to what?