Current Events

Kai Bird in the NYT: The Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer

NYT: The Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer Time to blog again. Yesterday (July 16) was the anniversary of the Trinity Test, and this weekend, the movie, “Oppenheimer,” opens. A long time ago, in 2005, I was among the first — if not thee first— timeshift live bloggers. “Blog like it’s 1945!” was my summer 2005 […]

Protected: Reactions to that recent leak

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Economic Conditions Linkage

Web 101 for this new intern. An older (55 year old) intern both learns and teaches. At community colleges, admission and enrollment among men is on the rise. Perhaps it’s because the synapses have stopped firing? Felix Salmon: Dow to new low, reaction: yawn. Welcome perspective: “This is good news: it means that stock-market volatility […]

Sorry we can’t

From Le Monde [via Follow Me Here] Sorry. No column today. The keyboard is not responding. History is a page being turned. Three words on the screen: “Yes we can.” While it is impossible to joke with genocide or disaster, it is equally impossible to joke with an event that makes you weep for joy. […]


Front pages of newspapers from across the country at the Newseum. There’s an international collection of front pages, too, but I can’t tell if they have a permanent link for the day-after-US election day.

Centenarian Vote

Everybody’s talking about the youth vote, but what about the centenarian vote: Daughters of slaves, all over 100 years old, who voted for Barack. 109 year old Amanda Jones, who lives in Texas, on NPR. Gertrude Baines, 114, in Los Angeles (3rd oldest person in the world) Ann Nixon Cooper, 106, of Atlanta, Georgia. Obama […]