Progressive Wing Defeat

Per FiveThirtyEight: Here’s a short list of the progressive wing’s defeats since Democrats took control of the House in January: • The Green New Deal • “Medicare for all” • Primary challenges • A resolution condemning Ilhan Omar While all of these are pretty “pie-in-the-sky” types of ideas, it’s kinda sad when you compare it […]

Getting Around via Electric Scooter in Nashville

Going into the trip I knew I wanted to make good use of the B-Cycle network within Nashville, a docked bike-share which makes getting a few miles across the city much easier. However, since my last visit, Nashville has opened up to dockless electric scooters. After some initial troubles getting them to work, I found […]

Income Taxes

There are some wonderful things happening in this podcast: The interview is with the author of the book “Learning to Love Form 1040”, which leads to… A song! Commissioned by the US Treasury! About paying your income taxes! A great history of when the income tax was introduced (1940’s) to the broad majority of Americans. […]

Another Trump Pick

Per CNN: In one of his 2002 columns, Moore suggested changes to March Madness tournament to get rid of “un-American” aspects of it. The first rule proposed by Moore was “no women.” “Here’s the rule change I propose: No more women refs, no women announcers, no women beer venders, no women anything,” he wrote in […]