July 16th, 2011


War without people, Israeli boycotts, and the deficit

"There has been no pressure on the G.O.P. to show any kind of responsibility, or even rationality — and sure enough, it has gone off the deep end. If you’re surprised, that means that you were part of the problem."

* Good read: Barbara Ehrenreich on a future of wars without people.
* Kenya struggles over how to handle Somali drought refugees.
* 'Five truths about the deficit and the debt.'
* In defense of big government.
* Pentagon suffers major cyberattack.
* Ugh. Israel outlaws boycotts over settlements.
* Interesting: a role for social networking in higher education.
* Rethinking how we teach the 'digital generation.'


oh, and

Tonight is my twenty-year high school reunion. Once I saw that very few of the people I really liked from my year weren't going to be there, it made the decision not to go pretty easy.

I don't even feel particularly old. Must have been a good week or something, heh.