Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party.
On today’s episode:
• Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate for a United States House seat in California.
• Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times.
• National Democrats, fearing that crowded rosters of primary candidates could fracture the party, have begun to intervene by urging some to bow out of the election.
• The party views the California midterms as a particular risk. The state’s nonpartisan primary system — in which the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation — could propel two Republican candidates to the November race.
• Here’s what to watch for in the California primaries, which take place on Tuesday.
I left academia for industry and all I could get was an entry level position at 13.50 an hour... which is twice what I made doing research and teaching a course— not the abobinal snowman (@hugwins) June 3, 2018
When public institutions are subsumed by private interests, we all get fleeced.
Michael Lewis is leaving Vanity Fair, where he's been a contributing writer for a decade, and moving to Audible. It's the latest sign that audiobooks have become a creative medium in their own right rather than just an appendage of print. https://t.co/1OWtCSLF01— Alexandra Alter (@xanalter) June 3, 2018
The bans include users who are currently over the age of 13.
According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.
Here’s a reminder to export or back up your social data, or better yet post it to your own site first and syndicate it to social silos you don’t have direct control of second.
just saw two teenage girls hop the bart turnstile and run up the stairs and start making out and i couldn’t resist the urge to shout BE GAY DO CRIMES and they raised their fists and shouted back STONEWALL WAS A RIOT so i am informing you that the kids are in fact alright— isis agora lovecruft (@isislovecruft) June 4, 2018
Directed by Gavin O'Connor. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are two seemingly normal Americans who are really undercover KGB agents. After kidnapping a Soviet defector they discover their new neighbor is an FBI agent assigned to their case.
President Trump has spent more in taxpayer dollars on frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida than special counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent on the Russia investigation so far.
Directed by Adam Arkin. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate.
Directed by Thomas Schlamme. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. Gregory, Elizabeth's lover, helps them make contact with Robert's widow despite an FBI team. Gabriel's replacement shows up. Phillip then makes a dangerous buy of information.
Directed by Jean de Segonzac. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor. After President Reagan is nearly assassinated events quickly start to spin out of control. The FBI wonders if the KGB is somehow behind it; the KGB worry that they will be blamed for it and possibly result in war.
I am about to criticize and show examples from a copyright poster (or, for you new-fangled kids, an infographic) I received in the mail today from Turnitin, the anti-plagiarism company. Fair dealin…
I’m hoping that the marketing department of the company was just trying to round out a list of 10 things for their handy, but improper, infographic. Shame on them for spreading bad information in hopes that increased fear will help to sell their product.
To help fight poor information and to promote the raw power of remixing and extending, I’ll reference this excellent video from Matt Ridley:
A great new book has me thinking about ed tech.
In ed tech, schools are the customers, but students are the users.
This also reminds me of the market disconnect between students and their textbooks. Professors are the ones targeted for the “sale” or adoption when the actual purchasers are the students. This causes all kinds of problems in the way the textbook market works and tends to drive prices up–compared to a market in which the student directly chooses their textbook. (And the set up is not too dissimilar to how the healthcare industry works in which the patient (customer) is making a purchase of health care coverage and not actually the health care itself.