“As our nation adds another candle on its cake next month, let’s take stock of where we stand in the world after a couple centuries of trying. Yes, we are about the only country with pick-up trucks and a preference for ice in drinks; we have an immense prison population and large carbon dioxide…
They really shouldn’t return your old passport when sending you your new one. It only serves as a stark, depressing reminder of how much hair you’ve lost in the last five years.
This afternoon, the National Archives launched Founders Online—a tool for seamless searching across the Papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.
Through Founders Online you can now trace the shaping of the nation, the extraordinary clash of ideas, the debates and discussions carried out through drafts and final versions of public documents as well as the evolving thoughts and principles shared in personal correspondence, diaries, and journals. This beta version of Founders Online was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and contains over 119,000 documents. New documents will be added to the site on a continual basis.
An incredible new resource from the National Archives (with 42 mentions of “Tumbl[e]r” all before 1836!). Check it out.
This is pretty great.
A designer gave the PRISM slides a much-needed makeover.
Just what we need. Great design to help us gloss over that whole civil liberties thing.
That last comment says it all.
I’m ok with this.
I’m just going to put these here and let them speak for themselves.
Look who’s joining Twitter!!! And with the greatest bio EVER.
Mom, wife, lawyer, FLOAR, FLOTUS, women & kids advocate, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit fashionista, U.S. Senator, ceiling cracker… SecState… TBD…
Whoa. A guy I know directly inspired this Twitter profile pic.
Emotionally preparing myself for another Game of Thrones finale. The saddest time of the year and it always comes so quickly!
Time to BBQ the shit out of some chile-lime shrimp skewers, sliders, brined chicken, and corn-on-the-cob!
There is no end of blisteringly accurate assessments of this whole NSA affair. I don’t feel that I am informed enough on the topic to make a moral judgement on whether it is right or wrong at this time, but I do believe that anyone who chooses to lay claim to reason and objective thinking must agree that affairs of this magnitude are deserving of debate and, dare I say, judicial review. The President gave an address saying that “our duly elected representatives were kept informed”, but what does that even mean? I can’t help but envision a heavily redacted memo being sent out that says, “We’re doing this. Deal with it.”
— Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore (via creatingaquietmind)