How could anyone be mad at the NSA after this?

Via @bafeldman. [ Also from @bafeldman. ]


Eric Holthaus' piece on water, agriculture, and California is a good one.


Should be easy to spot them, then.


The point in here about the link between public trust and police negotiations is a good one.

Via @david_j_roth. [ Also from @david_j_roth. ]


11:12 am

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The first same-sex marriage in America happened before I was born. The government's reaction was ... grotesque.


11:06 am

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An interview with the man who accidentally captured Timothy McVeigh.


11:04 am

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Computers: Most of the skill of a human employee, none of the days off or headaches.

Via @alexismadrigal. [ Also from @alexismadrigal. ]


11:00 am

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What happens when you plot the deviation from the national presidential vote margin in Democratic and Republican states.


Saturday

Sat, 9:14 pm

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Funny goats: The universal language.

Via @yo_stellar. [ Also from @yo_stellar. ]


Sat, 8:07 pm

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Clinton told reporters in Iowa to meet her at one location so they wouldn't find her at the real one.


Sat, 8:02 pm

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The FBI exaggerated the degree of matching in hair analysis in hundreds of trials before 2000.

You know what's a good newspaper? The Washington Post. You should buy that newspaper!


Sat, 7:49 pm

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Saturday night media news dump.


Sat, 3:58 pm

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This woman is a bad vet.

Via @stevesilberman. [ Also from @stevesilberman. ]


Sat, 2:05 pm

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Using VR to recreate the horrors of the war in Syria.


Sat, 2:02 pm

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Forget it, Jake. It's one of an increasing number of Chinatowns.


Sat, 2:00 pm

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92 years ago today, Babe Ruth invited people to come check out his house.


Sat, 11:32 am

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Pro-tip: Most white Americans whose families extend into the 1800s had ancestors that owned slaves.

That's not meant to sound casual; it was jarring when I learned about my own ancestors' history. But let's not pretend it's unusual.


Sat, 11:31 am

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Pick me up, knock me down.


Sat, 11:29 am

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The critical "employee" versus "contractor" distinction, seen through the lens of Uber.

Via @mims. [ Also from @mims. ]


Friday

Fri, 10:30 pm

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An oral history of Airplane!


Fri, 10:25 pm

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Brief scenes of New Yorkers in New York.


Fri, 6:57 pm

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On the internet, no one knows you're not a vaping teen.


Fri, 4:04 pm

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Not to be all Takey, but I am actually baffled at Clinton's campaign timidity.


Fri, 1:27 pm

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Who better to talk with me about the renaissance in Clinton conspiracies than the people at Snopes?


Fri, 10:19 am

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"Both men are believed to be from Pittsburgh because of their accents."


Fri, 9:42 am

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The family of the boy killed in Boston would rather give up the death penalty than spend another decade discussing his death.


Fri, 12:03 am

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Colorful, square, small, sticky, it makes sense that Post-Its have become physical pixels.


Thursday

Thu, 11:50 pm

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Fact check: The Monkees were by no means too busy singing to put anybody down, as their own show made clear.


Thu, 10:26 pm

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Can a person that films an important public news event charge for its use?

Via @mattdpearce. [ Also from @mattdpearce. ]


Thu, 9:25 pm

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Cheap, easily deployed swarms of Navy drones.

Via @newyorkist. [ Also from @newyorkist. ]


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