Thanks to Kevin Smith and Audi for this gem of a video.
The great Stan Lee is dead. If I think about it, I’ll cry.
In a tribute comic, Brian Michael Bendis reflects on the first time he met Stan Lee and how Mr. Lee inspired him in his two-decade career at Marvel Comics.
With little electricity, no combat pay and holidays away from home, the 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils.
Odd way to respect the troops.
Max Boot for The Washington Post:
It is not shocking that Trump would stoop so low. With him, there is no bottom. What is shocking, if no longer entirely surprising, is that the Republican Party would so readily follow him into the gutter.
Zeynep Tufekci for The New York Times:
Creating or allowing the loss of trust in democratic institutions is a great facilitator of authoritarianism. It works though a vicious cycle: The more that you can convince people that democratic institutions aren’t working, the less that people will fight to protect and improve them — and the less that people fight to protect and improve democratic institutions, the worse they will perform…. Paradoxically, the crumbling, mismatched and patchwork nature of our electoral infrastructure makes it unlikely that we will see large-scale computerized hacking that alters the political landscape. The failure to vote because of cynicism and mistrust is the bigger threat to the integrity of our elections.
I share many of Tufekci’s concerns, but the incredibly robust early voting numbers suggest that we have avoided the worst of the cynicism which she fears – or perhaps rather the effects of cynicism and distrust don’t necessarily generate a negative feedback loop with decreasing turnout.
Quick and easy. Complete by 10/9 in order to vote this November.
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