The Iron Lung ward
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, 1953
As a child growing up in Chicago during the fifties, one of my greatest fears was of contracting polio. (It is a wonder that growing up in the ...
Conservative film criticism is wonderful stuff that we all should be reading, and I'm not even being facetious on that one. It's glorious. The very premise puts _conservative_ above ...
Sure you don't want to buy a few more?
It seems like much attention these days is on the widely proclaimed declining state of American public education and the determined push to turn it into a for-profit business at the ...
I am a eugenicist's dream.
Eugenics, a little-remembered and not particularly lamented movement, arose in the mid-19th century to advocate for the improvement of humanity through the breeding of "...
There's a rec-list meta tempest (perhaps in a teapot) going on today. It's all over a well-known poster and commenter who got banned yesterday.
I have only the barest understanding of the incident ...
While working feverishly to finish up some post-grad schooling in Virginia, I experienced a change—what I can only articulate as a move from the mindset of a laborer to that of a builder. This ...
Trigger Warning: The video below contains severe verbal and physical abuse.
I'm still shaking with anger and revulsion after watching this video recorded by a young man who has come out to his ...
Sam Wang over at the Princeton Election Consortium does a very nice job of analyzing polls. Mr. Wang's forecast differs from a lot of other work, including the fine work the people here at Dkos are ...
And clearly, he's not alone. But it has to be said that this particular deluded dumbshittery is truly exceptional as Ben ...