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Infographic: The Filibuster

In honor of Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster last week, I put together an infographic focused on the archaic Senate tactic. Check it out and let me know what you think. If it sparks your interest, read more about it here at Brookings or here at the Wonkblog. Advertisements

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Sports Leagues Aren’t Doing Enough to Curb Head Injuries

(Note: This post can also been seen on FullyCovered.SportsBlog.com) Even as he sat in front of the media earlier this week, Chris Pronger–a man who has battled with the terrible symptoms of a severe concussion for the better part of the last two years–said he didn’t think the NHL should require players to wear visors […]

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Does Affirmative Action Help?

Uttering the phrase affirmative action conjures up a torrent of emotion in people from all walks of life. Putting the emotion aside, I’ve always been more interested in knowing exactly if affirmative action works. Does it help kids and teenagers realize educational goals that otherwise would not have been achievable? Some say it does not. One of the most […]

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Coates: The Good, Racist People

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer over at The Atlantic. I’m a loyal reader and Coates has cemented himself as one of my favorite thinkers especially on issues of race and politics. This morning he wrote an Op-Ed column in the New York Times. The idea that racism lives in the heart of particularly evil individuals, as opposed […]

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This is How I Feel

Sometimes I feel like this guy; I am so sick of the crazy fanatics called Republicans and their willingness to inflict great damage on the country, really do anything, only to hurt a man they see as an illegitimate president, a man who represents everything they loathe: Intellectual, cosmopolitan, urban, open-minded, tolerant, black and doesn’t know his place. […]

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Infographic: Who’s Using the Internet?

Just to add on to yesterday’s post. Threw together this little graphic highlighting the data I used…

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Who Uses the Internet?

Sometimes when I’m online, I forget just how exclusive the internet really is.  Below is a table I pulled from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. As you move up in age, internet use falls. As you move up in education, internet use increases. One out of three people making less than $30,000 do […]

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Don’t Sweat the Technique!

So I’m no expert when it comes to break dance battles, but I can tell you that this one was over the minute this little girl woke up that morning and decided to wear the pink and gray sweat combo with the black cap. When I was six years old, I think I fell off […]

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The Superhero Character Arc and Your Career

Character arcs are a basic principle in screenwriting. Writers often develop an arc to show the development and growth of a character. The idea of a character arc is to show how a character evolves as a plot unfolds. As the plot line develops, so does the character, as they learn, grown, evolve, which nicely […]

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Some animals are more equal than others…

Woke up this morning feeling alright. Cracked open the ole’ laptop and read my usual blog-sites.  Stumbled upon this little gem courtesy of  Barry Ritholtz over at The Big Picture. Billy Moyer interviews Matt Taibbi, a political and financial reporter who’s been covering  the ongoing saga between the U.S. Department of Justice and the big Wall […]

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