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Weekend link dump for April 14

“Just as Trump’s mixture of insecurity, anger and grievance bonded him with small-town, white, declining America, his hunger for power and the punishment of enemies bonded him with America’s rising authoritarian movement.” An interview with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for April 7

“Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.” “In Simpsons terms, the important thing about “Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor!” is not the “Hi-diddly-ho,” but the “neighbor.” That’s the difference … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 5 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s a grab bag with a lot of topics, including: cybersecurity; avian flu; scary anti-abortion GOP types; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 31

“Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is giving away $640 million to 361 nonprofits, her organization — Yield Giving — and Lever for Change announced”. “Spies, War, Trump: We Still Don’t Really Understand What Paul Manafort Is Up To”. “What’s needed is a … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 29 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: Ken Paxton gets off with a slap on the wrist; repercussions from the election including a Big … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 24

“The sweeping digitisation of music—both from a distribution standpoint as well as a production and composition perspective—has had some devastating effects on the industry and the art form. That’s not to say it’s all black-and-white, of course, as there have … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 22 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, some more election news, Johnson and Broadnax and various police and environmental stories along with the usual … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 17

“The Dune movies routinely establish that biology doesn’t play by Earth rules, even for humans, on the sand planet Arrakis. But physics—namely, gravity—does. Even the hefty tyrant Baron Harkonnen needs a rig to get around. Could the worms really move … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 10

“How Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Debacle Previewed the Abortion Agenda of Today’s GOP”. “What is the ideal size of the human population?” The best summary of Mitch McConnell and his career that you’ll read. “Researchers in the Amazon have discovered … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 8 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, primary coverage. And more primary coverage. And some primary analysis, even. This week’s post was brought to … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for March 3

“On top of fewer shows and virtually no pilots, the available acting gigs pay less than they used to amid rising cost of living, talent sources say, making it hard for many working actors to afford their rent or mortgage … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 2 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a grab bag of election news, school news, Dallas city politics, school district news, eclipse … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 25

“Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin is a most unfortunate 39-minute program centered on the first Black character introduced by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. The Peanuts franchise has programmed the show for Black History Month, that much is clear. But are … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 23 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: the Dallas City Manager resigns; the Mayor gets divorced; the City of Dallas passes a bond package; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 18

“That Electric Toothbrush Botnet Story Is Totally Fake“. “HBO is developing another Game of Thrones spinoff series.” “The results are consistent across the board: conservatives are simply less connected to reality than liberals.” Some thoughts from Scalzi about the non-beta … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 16 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have election news of all sorts leading into the primary. Early voting starts next week! We … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 11

“I’m sorry for everything you have all been through. No one should go through the things that your families have suffered, and this is why we invest so much, and we are going to continue doing industry-wide efforts to make … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, February 9 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth we have a lot of election news plus the World Cup and some zoo babies. Since I … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for February 4

“Pop superstar Taylor Swift might have helped register enough voters in a single day last September to swing close races in multiple states, with turnout experts predicting a strong youth vote for the 2024 presidential election.” “No, office mandates don’t … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 28

“I unwittingly bought a 1980s racist horror at a garage sale”. “Back in 1894, North American whaling crews — marooned up near the Yukon Territory’s Herschel Island in Pauline Cove, awaiting the ice to thaw out so they could get … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 21

“Cities are machines built not for their own sake, but for the purpose of human life. Yet when we treat buildings as works of art, and the cities that contain them as museums, we preserve their forms but kill the … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 14

This self-portrait of a young Philadelphia man called Robert Cornelius is believed to be the earliest American portrait photo still in existence. Basically, the first selfie. “For decades after its 1989 release, each of the hundreds of millions of standard … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas: Special year-end edition

This is a special edition of my friend Ginger’s “Dispatches from Dallas” series. I very much hope Ginger will be back to providing regular editions soon. This is a quick wrap-up of the year-end news for 2023 from DFW and … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, January 12 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, an explosion rocked downtown Fort Worth; the late Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored; Ken Paxton was swatted; … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for January 7

When will this year be over already? “What we really see in Trump’s policy agenda is a list of promised actions that pretty closely follow the very personal grievances he developed during his first presidency. There’s the idea that an … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for December 31

“5 Big Ideas for Improving the Endangered Species Act”. “It might seem fantastical that these men would open up about their law-breaking to random strangers on a dating app, but the fact is, few women want to talk to them … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, December 29 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a lot of followup on big stories as the end of the year approaches. In … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for December 24

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus… “Even at this early stage, it’s a safe bet that Tesla’s design choices for the Cybertruck will not reduce American crash deaths, and they may increase them. And if the vehicle does … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for December 17

“Fun fact: In re-recording his old tracks, some of which are over 40 years old at this point, Yankovic had the opportunity to do a studio version of “Another One Rides the Bus,” which he’d never actually recorded in a … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, December 15 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have the end of the filing period for the March primaries, including a surprise primary matchup … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for December 10

“It would be nice if real life worked like this story. The world would be a better place if otherworldly spirits troubled the sleep of mercilessly exploitative men and gave to them all a vision of the celebration destined to … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, December 8 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: Mark Cuban sells the Mavericks and a lot of filing activity in the Metroplex. Plus, the Fairfield … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for December 3

““Stranger danger” swept America in the ensuing decades, and like any fear, some of its founding myths were just that, myths, like the stories of fiends who hid razor blades in Halloween candy, or Satanic cults that ran daycare centers. … Continue reading

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Weekend link dump for November 26

RIP, Rosalynn Carter, passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, former First Lady, all around excellent person. “Companies worth billions of dollars are, without permission, training generative AI models on creators’ works, which are then being used to … Continue reading

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