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The Donald and The Swarm

7 hours agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In a tweeted response to my Politico essay on social media’s influence on the 2016 campaign, The Atlantic‘s political editor, Yoni Appelbaum, suggests that cable TV, rather than social media, is the real driver of the Trump phenomenon. He offers a chart as backup: Nicholas Carr argues that Trump is a product of social media. Really? Here’s […]

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS RUINING POLITICS: With a headline like that, you won’t be surprised to learn tha…

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS RUINING POLITICS: With a headline like that, you won’t be surprised to learn that Nicholas Carr, who in 2008 asked “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in the Atlantic, the first draft of his 2010 book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, isn’t a fan of social media. […]

Spike activity 04-09-2015

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Go get your gramophonic digital podcast player and listen to this amazing BBC Radio 4 programme on how the social discussion of dreams has changed through history. The Atlantic on what Google’s trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind. Ignore the […]

CNN: GO AHEAD, ADMIT YOU’RE A RACIST. Nice move there CNN editors, joining the New York Times and…

CNN: GO AHEAD, ADMIT YOU’RE A RACIST. Nice move there CNN editors, joining the New York Times and the Atlantic by insulting your entire audience. So how’s that strategy working out for you? ? Step One: Declare Your Audience Racist. ? Step Two: ? ? Step Three: Ratings Gold! Or perhaps not.

? Tech: Why can’t I get into Podcasts?

…and to a lesser degree, talk radio. I am constantly trying to absorb new information. I read the Times and New Yorker a few times a week, I religiously watch Lynda.com videos almost daily. I read long-form articles from Atlantic, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and I read non-fiction books about culture, places, science and space. […]

The Escape Lounge Manchester T2 for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class guests review

Finding Level 1 Delta business class awards to Europe (Sweden) – Part 1 Virgin Atlantic Upper Class outbound via Manchester – Part 2 The Escape Lounge Manchester T3 – Part 3 KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Gothenburg – Part 4Show More Summary

Erick Erickson Responds to Kim Davis Contempt of Court Arrest: "What Day Does the Civil War Start?"

Erick Erickson, designated by The Atlantic as the "most powerful conservative in America," thinks religious conservatives need to respond to the arrest of anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis by killing in the name of Jesus. We've reached a point where you can ignore laws if you're on the left's team and...

United Airlines Passenger Tied To Seat After Becoming Aggressive On Transatlantic Flight

The long trip across the Atlantic got a bit longer for passengers on a United Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Newark after one passenger reportedly became aggressive and had to be restrained for much of the 11-hour journey. Unlike some flights that have been diverted over disruptive passengers, The Daily Mail reports that United Flight 85 continued on … [More]

Atlantic 10 releases full conference schedule

The Atlantic 10 released its full conference schedule. The league has 33 games on NBCSN this season.

School drug counselors charged with carrying out $46-million Medi-Cal fraud scheme

In middle schools and high schools across Los Angeles County, Atlantic Recovery Services offered some hope: a free, government-funded treatment program for children coping with drug and alcohol addiction.

D.C. area forecast: Heat and humidity reign today but are overthrown by the weekend

Sultry summer stands tall today but a bit of an onshore flow from the Atlantic Friday into the weekend takes the edge off.

The Media Is Desperate for an Obama-Clinton Feud. Get Ready for a Letdown.

The most important thing about Hillary Clinton’s interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg might not be what it told us about Clinton

The ACC Channel?

The Associated Press provides an update of sorts on the potential of the Atlantic Coast Conference creating its own television network with some help from ESPN. I say “of sorts” because details are scarce. The holdup? Well, this mainly: But industry analysts say the ACC is wise not to rush into anything in an effort […]

Brooklyn Idiots Claim Gentrification Is a ‘Human Rights Violation’

2 days agoNews : Reason

The Atlantic right now has one of the world's great hell-no headlines, by which I mean a headline ending in a question mark whose only proper answer is a four-letter word followed by "no." Ready for it? Is Gentrification a Human-Rights...Show More Summary

Iranian Official: Deal or No Deal, We Want to Annihilate Israel

We should dismantle North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, a rusty Cold War holdover, or at least reverse its eastward expansion which we promised Gorbachev would never happen beyond East Germany after the wall came down. Along with the United States, it orchestrated a coup that toppled Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 after he had

Katrina and Solidarity

My good friend Jacob Remes has an interesting piece up at the Atlantic. You may remember him from his entry in the This Day in Labor History series on Davis Day in Canada. He is a historian of disasters and working-class solidarity. We read chapters of each other’s book drafts and I can guarantee you […]

Why America Needs a Slavery Museum

2 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The Whitney Plantation in Louisiana is the only US museum and memorial to slavery. The Atlantic has a video about the museum and its founder, John Cummings, who spent 16 years and $8 million of his own money on it. Tags: John Cummings racism slavery USA video

These Mesmerizing Videos of Ships Going Through Storms Will Turn You Into a Landlubber for Life

A fishing vessels does battle with the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defense/Flickr) "How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry?" In an effort to answer this question, author Sebastian Junger investigated the disappearance of Capt. Show More Summary

Principled Libertarian© Moans Over Unprincipled Voters GOP Created

Charles C.W. Cooke (you've probably seen Bill Maher fawning over him on Real Time) is that creature most beloved by Real Conservatives: an honest-to-God Mid Atlantic Man who validates the fever dreams of the ideological elite with aShow More Summary

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