Top Brookings Infographics of 2014 | Brookings Institution


Top Brookings Infographics of 2014 | Brookings Institution.

United States of Emergency | Reason.com

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United States of Emergency – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

Design News | Home Sweet Dumpster: How to Transform a Trash Bin Into a Sustainable Living Space


.. since the Dumpster is on the university campus, no longer does Wilson need to commute to campus in a car, saving time, money, and vehicle emissions.

“My commute time has gone from 35 minutes to one minute and 35 seconds.”

via Design News – Blog – Home Sweet Dumpster: How to Transform a Trash Bin Into a Sustainable Living Space.

House Majority Whip Calls for Clearer Labelling of White Supremacists | The New Yorker


The White Supremacist Labelling Act of 2015 would require white supremacists to wear 4-inch-by-6-inch name tags clearly designating them as members of an official hate group.

via House Majority Whip Calls for Clearer Labelling of White Supremacists – The New Yorker.

Putin is now taking his rival’s family members hostage like a medieval king | Quartz


While Putin’s regime has acted frequently to imprison his political opponents in the past to prevent them from undercutting his power, this appears to be the first time it has imprisoned the family member of an activist.

via Putin is now taking his rival’s family members hostage like a medieval king – Quartz.

Pope Francis drives a wedge between Catholic Church, GOP | TheHill

“Inequality is the root of social evil,” Francis tweeted in March, after months earlier slamming “trickle-down” economics as a “crude and naïve” theory.

via Pope Francis drives a wedge between Catholic Church, GOP | TheHill.

Palestinian statehood resolution fails at U.N council, U.S. votes against | Reuters

The Palestinians, the diplomats said, insisted on putting the resolution to a vote despite the fact that it was clear Washington would not let it pass. Their sudden announcement last weekend that Ramallah wanted a vote before the new year surprised Western delegations on the council.

via Palestinian statehood resolution fails at U.N council, U.S. votes against | Reuters.

Resolution for Palestinian State Fails in United Nations Security Council | NYTimes.com

The United States and Australia voted against the measure. France, China and Russia were among the eight countries that voted for it. Britain and four other nations abstained.

via Resolution for Palestinian State Fails in United Nations Security Council – NYTimes.com.

Public scorn greets LG and Samsung’s storm in a washing drum | Reuters


“This incident shows the problem with the corporate culture in South Korean conglomerates.”

“The mentality of these companies is not ‘We’re number one’ but ‘We must take down rival X’.”

via Public scorn greets LG and Samsung's storm in a washing drum | Reuters.

Slide Show: A Year of Moons | The New Yorker


.. the former NASA aerospace engineer Jim Nickelson photographed each full moon of the year at moonrise or moonset over Maine.

via Slide Show: A Year of Moons – The New Yorker.