14 May 2010

The Tea Party Jacobins (essay on recent American libertarian populism)


20 April 2010

Author Marie Lee explains how cannabis eases symptoms of chronic pain and autism in her 9-year-old son. In three parts: 1, 2, 3.

Oh and happy 4/20.

[via:Randi Harper]

11 August 2008

“Politics And The English Language”, 1947 essay by George Orwell

I fully admit to being exposed to the English language largely through sloppy news reporting and other political nonsense, technical documentation and hastily written blogs as well as other fast-paced online conversations. I’m painfully aware that I often swamp my writing with contemporary “news-speak”.

In this essay, George Orwell offers advice I’d consider invaluable especially for non-native English speakers like myself who try to write relaxed texts that make sense.

[via:Merlin Mann]

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