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www.nytimes.com
Strong words from McMullin here "As a C.I.A. officer, I saw firsthand authoritarians’ use of these tactics around the world. Their profound appetite for absolute power drives their intolerance for any restraint — whether by people, organizations, the law, cultural norms, principles or even the expectation of consistency. For a despot, all of these checks on power must be ignored, undermined or destroyed so that he is all that matters. Mr. Trump has said that he prefers to be unpredictable because it maximizes his power. During his recent interview with The New York Times, he casually abandoned his fiery calls during the campaign for torture, prosecuting Hillary Clinton and changing libel laws. Mr. Trump’s inconsistencies and provocative proposals are a strategy; they are intended to elevate his importance above all else — and to place him beyond democratic norms, beyond even the Constitution."
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49 minutes ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump’s Cabinet assembly instructions - The Washington Post
Alexandra Petri has been spying on Trump "33. Treasury. You know you promised the American people something about the Treasury and Goldman Sachs, but you can’t remember what. 34. Just in case, appoint a former Goldman Sachs executive secretary of the treasury. Okay, great. Progress."
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3 days ago by andrewheiss
Great Smog of London - Wikipedia
Just learned this was a thing. 12,000 people dead in 4 days. #thanksnetflix
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Neat visualizations here
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
‘It’s unprecedented in our history’: Trump’s election inspired millions in nonprofit donations - The Washington Post
Welp, at least the election provided an exogenous shock for future nonprofit studies research designs…
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5 days ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Could Face His Own Conflict-of-Interest Questions - WSJ
Or, for instance, this article, which was published 6 minutes before Trump's flag burning tweet.
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
GSA's Trump Hotel Lease Debacle - Promising Practices - Management - GovExec.com
See, for instance, this hugely important story where soon he'll be his own landlord.
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, dies at 90 - The Washington Post
One of the authors of The Post’s obituary for Castro is J. Y. Smith, who himself died a decade ago.
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
Post-Election College Paper Grading Rubric - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
"Feels compelled to justify argument with evidence and cited material. Utterly neglects repetition of slogans. Fails to mention lawsuit altogether."
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Live Presidential Forecast – Election Results 2016 – The New York Times
NYT's election return visualizations are incredible (and anxiety inducing! watch the needles bounce in real time)
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
Andrew Heiss - Wherein saying "cheese" sounds like an... | Facebook
Wherein saying "cheese" sounds like an impending poop. #wordsarehard
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
Master of Her Domain… Name | This American Life
The best, clearest story of the e-mail thing. Plus Squirrel Cop. You can't beat Squirrel Cop.
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
media1.giphy.com
nooooooooo How To Do Everything is ending this is horrible
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
My view: Have more respect for each other | Deseret News
"My peers found out my mom is running as a Democrat. They were pretty surprised at first. The information about my mom spread throughout the school rapidly. Kids give me a hard time on the bus and before and after classes. Lunch is sometimes tough. One day in the cafeteria, I was quietly and happily eating my peanut butter and jelly sandwich when two kids walked over to our table. One of them asked, “Paul, isn’t your mom a Democrat?” I hesitated, thinking of what could happen if I told them the truth. I decided to face whatever they were about to do because I thought they wouldn’t make a big deal about it. I was wrong. “Yes,” I replied. They started to chant loudly, “Democrat! Democrat!” over and over again, and some other kids joined in, attracting unwanted eyes from multiple corners of the lunchroom. I felt awkward and like an outsider. I didn’t feel like I fit in at all. … They had to have learned this somewhere. I think they are learning this kind of talk in their homes, and I would hope we could have more respect for each other. I would never mock someone because his or her parent was running for office."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Fall GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
Just looked at Blue Book value of van 😂😂😂
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trump boasts about his philanthropy. But his giving falls short of his words. - The Washington Post
Amazing story. Trump crashed a charity event for kids with AIDS, sat on stage, danced the Macarena, left without giving a dime. (David Farenthold's faux-Trump-philanthropy beat has been incredible this year)
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Halloween Parent Tax – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Time to implement my new tax policy: pilfer from whichever container I see.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump Is the Best Thing to Happen to American Women in Decades | Foreign Policy
Valerie Hudson on the post-Trump political landscape for feminism. "Business as usual is over in American politics, by which we mean that misogyny is now a widely accepted disqualification for political office. This is not only on the right, where the GOP has been shocked into understanding that its female base will no longer stand up for misogynistic conservatives, but also on the left. If Bill Clinton were running for president in 2016, he would not be electable, period. This is a sea change for all with political ambitions in the United States."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Exclusive: Tim Kaine: Why religious mission service matters to America | Deseret News
Tim Kaine in the Deseret News on religious service "They say that nobody comes back from serving a mission the same person, and that was certainly true of me. My time in Honduras became my North Star, a crucible of my values. It has influenced everything I’ve done in public life since: as a civil rights lawyer, city councilman, mayor, lieutenant governor, governor, and now, a senator. What I learned in Honduras can be summarized in three words: Fe, familia y trabajo — faith, family and work. Today, I recognize selfless leadership in all corners of our nation, by people in all kinds of clothing, and of all skin colors, religions and incomes. And I take courage in the fact that men and women from all backgrounds still come together in good faith to address the challenges we face."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
If you want a more powerful President Trump, impose term limits on Congress - The Washington Post
Helpful roundup of polisci research on legislative term limits (takeaway: they're dumb)
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Arabic billboard mocks Donald Trump's fear of Muslims | US news | The Guardian
This is delightful: "Donald Trump can’t read this, but he is scared of it"
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
RNC halts Victory project work for Trump - POLITICO
RNC halts its ground game operations for Trump. He's been relying pretty much solely on their support. The end is nigh.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Fixing Problems
My life. "'What was the original problem you were trying to fix?' 'Well, I noticed one of the tools I was using had an inefficiency that was wasting my time.'"
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Office GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
welp just sent the wrong cover letter to the wrong job for the first time
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Rob Flaherty on Twitter: "TRUMP: I am Hillary Clinton. MOD: Thank you. Sec. Clinton? CLINTON: I am Hillary Clinton. HEADLINE: Clinton, Clinton spar over identity."
The odds of this happening are astoundingly high… "TRUMP: I am Hillary Clinton. MOD: Thank you. Sec. Clinton? CLINTON: I am Hillary Clinton. HEADLINE: Clinton, Clinton spar over identity." via
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Box of Cookies Causes Total Panic by Having Arabic Writing on Label | MUNCHIES
Good work, everyone. "A Pennsylvania gas station was temporarily closed, a nearby daycare was evacuated, and a bomb squad was called in from 50 miles away, all because a box of 12 maamoul–which had Arabic script on the side–was discovered near a gas pump at the Marshalls Creek Gulf station."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die, Zach Galif...
Lovely interview. She'll be the first white president for 3 of our kids. 😂😁😂
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
NC stations run out of gas after ruptured pipeline leads to shortage :: WRAL.com
Only one station on my way home had and had and it had three super long lines. This feels like those pictures of the 1970s OPEC crisis…
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
When Does Praying In Public Make Others Uncomfortable? | FiveThirtyEight
Fascinating survey results. Christians underestimate discomfort of others when dealing with prayer and *overestimate* how uncomfortable others were with seeing markers of faith.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
China’s Gold Rush in the Hills of Appalachia – Foreign Policy
Your globalization-is-weird Sunday read of the day: markets in China are driving up wild ginseng poaching and smuggling in Western NC and the rest of Appalachia.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Free-Time Paradox in America - The Atlantic
This rings incredibly true. Leisure is leaky. "My job fits snugly into this category. Writing is a leaky affair, where the boundaries between work and leisure are always porous. When I open Twitter, or watch the news on a Sunday morning, am I panning for golden nuggets of insight, taking a mental-health break, or something in between? It’s difficult to say; sometimes, I don’t even know. A novel that I read can become an article’s lede. A history book on my desk can inspire a column. Because the scope of non-fiction journalism is boundless, every moment of my downtime could theoretically surface an idea or stray comment that becomes a story. As a result, my weekdays feel more like weekends (and my weekends feel more like weekdays) than a 20h-century reporter’s."
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
There is no hijab emoji. This 15-year-old student is trying to change that. - The Washington Post
This is awesome. She's even submitted an official proposal to the Unicode Consortium.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline
"[After setting your car on fire] Listen, your car's temperature has changed before."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
It Makes No Sense That Word Processors Are Still Designed for the Printed Page | Motherboard
Fantastic article on why word processing today sucks (with a bonus Mormon connection!) "For decades, word processors evolved with printers, taking on features like typography and layout, but the problem is that printers eventually became less important as a way to communicate—and a lot of modern word processors (looking at you, Word) never took the time to change course when the internet became a thing. And as a result, they've become about everything except writing. You have to worry about the appearance of the content as well as the formatting. You're constantly getting pulled out of your zone, perhaps less now than in the 90s, but still enough where it feels like you're fighting the software even to get a word on the page. And the worst part: Despite the fact that the odds are way higher that you're going to throw your document on the internet than on a sheet of paper, the entire structure of the software—even for internet-native approaches like Google Docs—is designed for the end goal of printing."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
How Hillary Clinton can get that ‘presidential look’ - The Washington Post
Gold. "To Get This Look: Have a little hair on your face, but not on the right parts of your face."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Stranger Things Soundtrack | ELEVEN | OST | BANDA SONORA - YouTube
Standout track from the Stranger Things soundtrack (so far): Eleven
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september 2016 by andrewheiss
A two-year-old's solution to the trolley problem - YouTube
Best solution to the trolley problem. I'm optimistic for the future of our country.
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september 2016 by andrewheiss
FEC to God: Prove You Exist - The Daily Beast
We have a looming showdown: "God, who submitted His paperwork to the FEC on January 4, has thirty days to prove that He exists. If He fails to do so, His candidacy will be officially terminated."
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september 2016 by andrewheiss
Rachel's talk: clean mind/media - Google Docs
During her talk in primary today, Rachel quoted Dumbledore and the Doctor and referenced Rey and Katniss. The nerdy cockles of my heart are warmed.
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august 2016 by andrewheiss
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