• It’s hard to know what “selling out” means — these days you can make more money producing a run of anti-McDonald’s posters than you can make designing actual posters for McDonald’s. I tell myself I use art to promote dissent, but maybe I am just using dissent to promote my art. I plead not guilty to selling out. But I plead it from a bigger house than I used to live in.

    Banksy in Time Out London
  • Friedisms


  • The 36-year-old co-founder said he was moved by growing evidence in China of repressive behavior reminiscent of what he remembered from the Soviet Union. Mr. Brin said memories of that time—having his home visited by Russian police, witnessing anti-Semitic discrimination against his father—bolstered his view that it was time to abandon Google’s policy.

  • But it is probably true that “jobs” are the main concern of a great many Americans, especially now that the health-care logjam has been broken. So for the next seven months the Republicans are going to “focus” not on jobs but on … health-care reform? And not on doing it but on getting rid of it?

    I don’t think so.

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    require 'sinatra'
    get '/hi' do
      "Hello World!"
  • President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010 (via The White House)

  • Dick Armey’s ‘tea party’ history is a strange brew

    Dick Armey’s ‘tea party’ history is a strange brew