Republicans Demand Return of Passive Obama | The New Yorker


McConnell threatened that if Obama does not return to his weak and ineffectual ways at once, “he will face the prospect of being a two-term President.”

via Republicans Demand Return of Passive Obama – The New Yorker.

How To Make New Friends As An Adult | Fast Company


“When friendships themselves are healthy, they relieve stress, which is extremely beneficial for health.”

via How To Make New Friends As An Adult | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

10 Habits That Make Everyone Hate You On Social Media | Fast Company


.. 10 techniques guaranteed to get you unfriended and unfollowed.

via 10 Habits That Make Everyone Hate You On Social Media | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

McConnell officially picked to lead Republican Senators | Glasgow Daily Times


Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been chosen by fellow Republicans to become Senate majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January.

via McConnell officially picked to lead Republican Senators – Glasgow Daily Times: News.

Update on the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak | Energy & Commerce Committee

Update on the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak | Energy & Commerce Committee.

G20 Ends Abruptly as Obama Calls Putin a Jackass | The New Yorker


After one day of meetings, the G20 nations voted unanimously on a resolution that said maybe everyone should just go home.

via G20 Ends Abruptly as Obama Calls Putin a Jackass – The New Yorker.

Continued Corruption In Hungary

Like many times throughout its history, Hungary again finds itself split between two worlds—the democratic West and the kleptocratic East.

via Continued Corruption In Hungary.

The Programmer’s Price


The computer science taught in colleges still focuses more on theory than on commercial application; the business of teaching practical coding skills has the whiff of trade school.

So-called coding “boot camps,” such as General Assembly, founded in 2010, are trying to fill the gap, teaching crash courses in how to design Web sites and write code.

via The Programmer’s Price.

Is Quantum Entanglement Real? | NYTimes.com


Irish physicist John Stewart Bell demonstrated that quantum theory requires entanglement; the strange connectedness is an inescapable feature of the equations.

But Bell’s proof didn’t show that nature behaved that way, only that physicists’ equations did. The question remained: Does quantum entanglement occur in the world?

via Is Quantum Entanglement Real? – NYTimes.com.

Delusions of the Democrats | NYTimes.com


“Problem, what problem? We Democrats are in great shape, if only we could turn out our base, find good candidates, deal with crises efficiently or get people to vote our way even when they agree with us.”

via Delusions of the Democrats – NYTimes.com.