“The French call it nostalgie de la boue, or “yearning for the mud.” It’s a great phrase for describing what these white writers mean when they say they like the way Odd Future’s music makes them “feel weird and awful.”—
No, no, it’s okay! Go swimming! Our beaches are safe and open and chemical dispersants only disperse oil! They absolutely will not fatally poison you, your family, dolphins, mollusks, or ocean ecosystems!
Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state labor department a 36-foot mural depicting the state’s labor history. Among other things the mural illustrates the 1937 shoe mill strike in Auburn and Lewiston. It also features the iconic “Rosie the Riveter,” who in…
Please read this whole thing. LePage received about 35% of the vote. Mandates of the people!
Justice Clarence Thomas, in a speech last weekend to the Federalist Society, accused his critics of “undermining” the legitimacy of the Supreme Court – politicizing it in ways that jeopardize the Court’s credibility in the eyes of the public. He warned:
"Remember Algeria’s been through a terrible civil war that saw 200,000 people slaughtered," says Elias Filali. "I think people are tired of violence. Images of blood on the street, images of beheaded people on the street – it’s not easy to forget. And people they’re tired –it doesn’t mean they don’t want to see real change, but they haven’t got the appetite for any more protests"
Assia Boundaoui can be followed @assuss. She is as great a person as she is a writer.