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Obsidian Wings: Maytime

obsidianwings.blogs.com — This is the nest of an American Phoebe, on the back wall of our single-story house outside the master bedroom: There are at least 4 nestlings -- it's possible there's another one behind the ivy leaf. I took this picture May 1; they're still there this evening, May 2, but I expect them to leave the nest very soon -- those wings look well-feathered.

Study: adding low-income housing to poor neighborhoods lowers crime and boosts property values

vox.com — If there's one thing absolutely everybody knows about urban politics, it's that nobody wants low-income housing built in their neighborhood. Breaking up concentrations of poverty by building subsidized housing in affluent areas sounds like a great idea, but rich people veto it.

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Hillary Clinton will be the most-disliked nominee ever - except for Donald Trump

vox.com — Dartmouth political scientist Brendan Nyhan put together a chart that dramatizes the extent to which a Donald Trump nomination looks like an unforced error for the GOP. Hillary Clinton is intensely disliked by a larger share of Americans than anyone who's ever received a major party presidential nomination in the past.

Obama's been a much more effective communicator than he gives himself credit for

vox.com — Last week, Michael Grunwald came out with a piece in Politico full of interesting reporting that purports to explain "the inside story of how a great communicator lost the narrative." The idea that Barack Obama has suffered from some kind of major communication failure is felt deeply inside the White House, including by the president himself.

Evidence that voters aren't angry about the economy after all

vox.com — With many Americans voting for Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, we've been treated to millions of words worth of takes about the strands of populist discontent that fuel anti-establishment politics. Still, the fact remains that most people aren't voting in the primaries. And most of the Democrats who are voting are voting for Hillary Clinton.

Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame

Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame
perrspectives.com — Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame With Washington engulfed in scandals real and imagined over the Benghazi tragedy, the IRS' handling of applications by political groups for tax exempt status and the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records, California Congressman Darrell Issa is enjoying his moment in the sun.

Amtrak turns 45 today. Here's why American passenger trains are so bad.

Amtrak turns 45 today. Here's why American passenger trains are so bad.
vox.com — Amtrak turns 45 today, leaving many people wondering how is it that a rich and powerful country that was a pioneer in railroad adoption in the 19th century has such terrible passenger trains today. The United States is a big country, with lots of trains in it.

The Weeds Podcast - Vox

The Weeds Podcast - Vox
vox.com — Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity to understanding.

Donald Trump could be a generation-long disaster for the Republican Party

Donald Trump could be a generation-long disaster for the Republican Party
vox.com — Donald Trump might doom the Republican party. As he inches closer to the nomination, national polling suggests he is in a very weak position in the general election. A loss in November could leave the party in shambles, more divided than ever.
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May 02, 2016

RT @HeerJeet: 15. Under existing system, America will always have a right-of-center party, but it doesn't have to accept existing American…

May 02, 2016

Whatever Aldridge did to his finger seems to be helping.

May 02, 2016

The thing about the Spurs, is Pop can pull his starters in disgust and still field five really good players.

May 02, 2016

Was not expecting the Spurs to forget how to hit layups.

May 02, 2016

Will LeBron be in town for the convention?

May 02, 2016

"Revolution of rising expectations" is an underrated concept in thinking about Bernie.

May 02, 2016

Flash's constant sexual harassment of his colleagues in the Justice League cartoon is seriously problematic.


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