Why Donald Trump is just following in Ronald Reagan’s footsteps on race - The Washington Post Racial issues were central to Reagan’s political success during the 1966 California gubernatorial election. He denounced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while running radio ads referring to urban areas as “jungles.”… Continue reading Trump is Following in the Footsteps of Wallace, Nixon, and Reagan
Pay the U.S. women's soccer players a bounty. They're an American treasure. - The Washington Post I don’t want to hear another word about whether the Americans scored too much or over-celebrated. This is a team in full attack mode, fighting not just to win a World Cup, but to prove a larger point about… Continue reading Pay the Women Now!
Elon Musk Says "Hyperloop"; Tunnel Is Now Just a Normal Car Tunnel Because "This Is Simple and Just Works" Yes, for those keeping score, in a mere two years we’ve gone from a futuristic vision of electric skates zooming around a variety of vehicles in a network of underground tunnels to—and I cannot stress this… Continue reading The Modern P.T. Barnum Strikes Again
Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103 - The New York Times Herman Wouk, whose taut shipboard drama “The Caine Mutiny” lifted him to the top of the best-seller lists, where he remained for most of a career that extended past his 100th year thanks to page-turners like “Marjorie Morningstar,” “Youngblood Hawke” and the… Continue reading Herman Wouk dies at 103, but “a Legend Never Dies”
Custard's Last Stand: Mission Pie vs. the gig economy - Mission Local Her frustration isn’t that the “shut-in economy” has advanced to the point that contracting with a third party to have pies sent to your home is the epitome of San Francisco normal. If people desire delivery, let the people have what they want.… Continue reading Hey San Francisco, Time to Buy Some Pie!
Signature features - All this Drafts, for example, is commonly thought of as an app for writing small bits of text that then get shunted off some other app—Mail, Messages, Reminders, Evernote, another text editor—where they “belong.” And there’s no question Drafts is spectacular at this because it launches quickly to a blank note and… Continue reading Good Take on My Favorite iOS App
Yankees plan to seek rotation help before trade deadline, with Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler among possible targets | SNY If the Yankees don't acquire Keuchel, they will pursue a trade. We're sure to hear Madison Bumgarner's name mentioned in rumors and reports, but the Yanks are not alone in viewing Bumgarner as a shell… Continue reading Life As a Mets Fan
Bruce Springsteen Writes New E Street Band Album, Plots Tour – Rolling Stone Bruce Springsteen won’t release his new album Western Stars until June 14th and the public has only heard a single song from it, but he’s already written a big batch of songs for a new E Street Band record that he says… Continue reading The Boss is Back!
Mets to make a change before this season gets away. It's obviously all not on him, but it also felt that the new GM agreed to hold on to him while holding his nose. Mets fans deserve better than the status quo.
At Kentucky Derby, cloud of Santa Anita horse deaths hangs over sport - The Washington Post As Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported, Churchill Downs has lost 43 thoroughbreds to racing injuries since 2016, or 2.42 per 1,000 starts, 50 percent higher than the national average. Some of the proposed changes at both Santa Anita… Continue reading Time to End Horse Racing