Portside

Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
The Atlantic
The latest episode of the ABC sitcom expresses anger at the election’s outcome. It also insists on empathy.
Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
In These Times
Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, is uniquely unqualified for that job.
Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
New York Review of Books
Regarding the future of quantum mechanics, I have to echo Viola in Twelfth Night: “O time, thou must untangle this, not I.”
Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
TomDispatch
Or Is That the Least of Our Problems When It Comes to U.S.-Iranian Relations?
Posted by Portside on January 16, 2017
History News Network
Many US historians have advanced the theory that Lincoln spoke against the war for political reasons, subsequent speeches disprove that theory as do his letters to his law partner, William Herndon. He railed against the war a second time a month after his famous “spot resolutions” over objections of the younger members of his party, and even voted for an amendment condemning the war which was tacked on to a resolution honoring war hero Zachary Taylor, who would be next
Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
Politico
Rep. Greg Walden speaks in 2014 alongside those who said they had been negatively affected by the Affordable Care Act. Today, with Obamacare on the chopping block, Walden says he wants to see the program funded “one way or another.” “If you don’t,” he said, “the plans have the ability to cancel midyear and we said we wouldn’t pull the rug out from under people — and we shouldn’t.”
Posted by Portside on January 15, 2017
Truthout
1,424 law professors from 180 different schools in 49 states (Alaska doesn't have a law school), including this writer, signed a letter to Senators Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating, "Nothing in Senator Sessions' public life since 1986 has convinced us that he is a different man than the 39-year-old attorney who was deemed too racially insensitive to be a federal district court judge."

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