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Weekend link dump for September 10

Legal Aid should be a backbone of our social safety net, and limiting that service based on state bar requirements doesn’t seem to be helping anybody.”

How does a remake of Lord of the Flies, but with girls instead, grab you? Assuming you didn’t realize that such a work already existed in another form, of course.

This is the self-obsessed, insular bubble Swift inhabits. In a cultural climate packed to the brim with dire, pressing problems, she uses her massive platform to rehash tired grudges that she thinks the world has been eagerly waiting to be settled, completely oblivious to the actual concerns of everyday people. Instead of evolving as an artist and a human, she wallows in the petty beefs with fellow millionaires that the public might have had the headspace for in 2015, but most definitely do not anymore.”

There’s a lot more political pressure on Google these days.

“Unpacking that involves a bit of theology. If that sounds too dull or dry, think of it, instead, as an exploration of a 2,000-year-old dick joke — a funny, pointed, 2,000-year-old dick joke. Because that’s also what we have here in Galatians.”

Monopolies are bad for all the reasons people used to think they were bad. They raise costs. They stifle innovation. They lower wages. And they have perverse political effects too. Huge and entrenched concentrations of wealth create entrenched and dangerous locuses of political power.”

It’s hard out here on a clown.

A lot more people want to be lawyers, thanks to Donald Trump.

An oral history of Ally McBeal.

The Peppa Pig poisonous spider controversy.

“The review shows that, for the first time in U.S. history, wealthy people with interests before the government have a chance for close and confidential access to the president as a result of payments that enrich him personally. It is a view of the president available to few other Americans.”

What Fred says.

RIP, Gene Michael, former Yankees shortstop and longtime front office executive.

Kris Kobach is a lying liar who lies a lot. Among other things.

“I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans.”

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  1. Flypusher says:

    RE: lying liars who lie a lot. It’s bad enough that Trump spins outrageous falsehoods to attempt to salve his wounded ego. But this one is a waste of $ and feeds the tinfoil hat crowd.