Visualizing Coronavirus Spread: Many Tools, Results Vary Widely

In our much-hyped age of big data and analytics, one might expect to find a plethora of useful virus tracking tools to help us all stay safe. Do you know which global map this one is from? Now that the deaths in Seattle officially are more than Beijing, and it’s believed virus carriers moved about … Continue reading Visualizing Coronavirus Spread: Many Tools, Results Vary Widely

“Lean In — That Shit Doesn’t Work”

Michelle Obama, who obviously speaks truth to power, doesn’t believe at all in the “Lean In” concept. The title of this post comes from her being quoted in a new Wired story about the aristocratic methods of Facebook’s COO (referred to as an empress). Wired points out how “Lean in” instead soon may be more … Continue reading “Lean In — That Shit Doesn’t Work”

US Senator Argues for Jailing Facebook Execs

This title comes from a recent interview with Oregon’s Senator Wyden Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy. I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is everything from financial fines to—and let me underline this—the possibility of a prison term. Because he hurt a lot of people. And, … Continue reading US Senator Argues for Jailing Facebook Execs

Why the US South Needs You to Send More $50 Grant Bills

The Washington Post has a well researched and written story about why the US Republican party is defined by their racism. Oh, maybe I should say spoiler alert: …slavery’s enduring legacy is evident not only in statistics on black poverty and education. The institution continues to influence how white Southerners think and feel about race … Continue reading Why the US South Needs You to Send More $50 Grant Bills