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Mental Models: The Best Way To Make Intelligent Decisions

December 9, 2018

To help you build your latticework of mental models so you can make better decisions, Farnam Street has collected and summarized the ones they’ve found the most useful. And remember: Building your latticework is a lifelong project. Stick with it, and you’ll find that your ability to understand reality, make consistently good decisions, and help those you love will always be improving.

Via: Farnam Street


Everybody Loves Redistricting Reform

December 8, 2018

State ballot measures to fix gerrymandering did strikingly well this year with both Democratic and Republican voters.

Via: Brennan Center For Justice

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The Charlotte Observer Calls For A New Election In NC’s Tainted 9th District

December 7, 2018

“There may be no way… to know how widespread the fraud was, or whether it involved enough ballots to potentially change the outcome of the election — a 905-vote victory for Republican Mark Harris over Democrat Dan McCready. But we do know enough. Unless new evidence somehow clears the clouds hanging over this election, the Board of Elections should toss out the 9th District results.”

Via: The Charlotte Observer


A Woman’s Place Is In The House

December 6, 2018

The women who rode the pink wave to Congress are not business-as-usual politicians. They’re young, lesbian and bisexual, women of color, immigrants. Women who clap back to haters on Twitter. Women who can’t afford their rent until their new job starts.

Via: Elle

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Life Saver: Mary Gauthier Lends A Voice To Wounded Veterans

December 3, 2018

Gauthier is using her songwriting gifts to tell a unique set of stories these days. Her 2018 album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, was co-written with U.S. military veterans and their families as part of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a nonprofit program that facilitates retreats where professional songwriters and wounded veterans collaborate to create music.



Kid Rock Dumped, James Shaw Jr Crowned As Grand Marshal Of Nashville Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018

The move comes after Rock appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning and, in remarks, seemed to downplay complaints about racism and homophobia as political correctness. He also called television personality Joy Behar, co-host of The View, a “b—-.” Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw, Jr., a much more unifying figure, replaces Rock.

Via: The Tennessean

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The Enduring Miracle Of The American Constitution

November 30, 2018

“There is something about the American spirit — about the bedrock decency and common sense of the American — that seems to help us find our way, something about American history that redeems itself in a way that inspires all.” – Charles Krauthammer

Via: Washington Post