Thursday, 24 November 2016

Fundamentalist Rural America is the problem

In An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America Forsetti's Justice argues that the problem in America isn't that the coasts don't understand rural America, it's that rural America doesn't understand itself.
The real problem isn’t east coast elites who don’t understand or care about rural America. The real problem is rural America doesn’t understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don’t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don’t want to admit it is in large part because of choices they’ve made and horrible things they’ve allowed themselves to believe.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Cheasecake Slice

New Idea Food's Cheesecake Slice (going by the ingredients I think it should be called the artery blocking slice).

The idea of using the biscuits might also work with a chocolate cheesecake filling.

The US Electoral College exists because of slavery

At least according to Akhil Reed Amar in The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Why Wisconsin turned red

In Trump's Victory and the Politics of Resentment Claudia Wallis interviews political scientist Katherine J. Cramer for the reason Wisconsin voted for Trump.

Sunday, 20 November 2016