How the recount problems differ between GA, FL, and AZ

The Arizona, Florida, and Georgia election recounts, explained Republicans are busy filing lawsuits against counting votes in these three closely contested elections. By Kay Steiger, Li Zhou, Tara Golshan, and P.R. Lockhart  Updated Nov 10, 2018, 4:31pm EST SHARE Florida Gov. Rick Scott is leading in the race for US Senate, but his lead is shrinking as more votes get counted. … Continue reading How the recount problems differ between GA, FL, and AZ

If you want news filtered by humans, not algorithms, choose Apple News

This article summarizes a considerably longer NY Times article, the link for which is at the bottom of this post. Artificial intelligence or algorithms that incorporate human biases are simply not as good as a knowledgable human who operates without bias. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/25/human-curation-apple-news/ Human Curation Sets Apple News Apart From Algorithm-Focused News Sources Like Google and … Continue reading If you want news filtered by humans, not algorithms, choose Apple News

Washington Post’s excellent list of why you’re likely not to know who won before you go to bed on Election Night

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/politics/voting-quirks/?utm_term=.c00152704cd8  Election 2018  Analysis Think you’ll know who won on election night? Not so fast … Reporting by Bonnie Berkowitz, Illustrations by Shelly Tan Oct. 29, 2018 If you plan to stay awake on election night until you know the outcome of every race — or even until you know who controls the House and Senate — you may … Continue reading Washington Post’s excellent list of why you’re likely not to know who won before you go to bed on Election Night

Here’s a housing plan that might work to provide homes AND reduce inequality

https://slate.com/business/2018/10/elizabeth-warren-housing-plan-racial-wealth-gap.html? Elizabeth Warren’s New Housing Proposal Is Actually a Brilliant Plan to Close the Racial Wealth Gap By MEHRSA BARADARAN and DARRICK HAMILTON OCT 26, 20182:12 PM   Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Oct. 13. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images Recently in Moneybox Home Sales Are Getting Rekt. It’s Maybe Time to Worry. Tesla Has … Continue reading Here’s a housing plan that might work to provide homes AND reduce inequality

A claim to Native American ancestry does not mean that you’re claiming tribal membership

A certain degree of precision is sometimes essential when distinguishing between who was one of your ancestors vs a claim to current benefits as a member of a specific tribute. This Cherokee Indian leader does a superb job of differentiating the two. https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/eastern-band-of-cherokee-chief-sen-warren-does-not-claim-tribal-citizenry-only-tribal-ancestry/ EASTERN BAND OF CHEROKEE CHIEF: SEN. WARREN DOES NOT CLAIM TRIBAL CITIZENRY; … Continue reading A claim to Native American ancestry does not mean that you’re claiming tribal membership

Voters increasingly divided by gender and education

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-yawning-divide-that-explains-american-politics-1540910719?mod=hp_lead_pos6 I hope you can access this article (even if you don't have a subscription to the Wall Street Journal) putting its title into Google. It contains a wealth of instructive graphs showing the divergence. POLITICS  ELECTION 2018 The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics Two groups of voters—white women with college degrees and white … Continue reading Voters increasingly divided by gender and education

Man Perfectly Explains Women’s Rage Today Using Brutal Analogy That All Men Can Understand

Few men have a gut-deep understanding of how women's experience with and reasonable fear of assault and sexual violence affect every facet of their everyday lives from where they live to what they wear, what they say to whether they can be alone in a place that someone might enter -- everything. This reframing of … Continue reading Man Perfectly Explains Women’s Rage Today Using Brutal Analogy That All Men Can Understand