Odds and Links

Digby reminds us that no, ISIS in Iraq is not an existential threat to America and that the 21st century should have taught us that we can’t simply shape the world to our will.
More on the militarized approach to policing America’s streets. Though even in calmer situations, cops shoot people whom they insist were uncontrollably violent and dangerous. Which I’ve heard too often to believe, especially given how touchy cops are about anyone catching them on video. Which as Consumerist says is legal. Oh, and here’s alicublog on the right-wing response (cops gunning down black people is Obama’s fault!)
•A discussion of the “sharing economy” represented by Uber and similar companies, and the assumption it’s both going to pep up the economy if we just don’t regulate it and that it represents some deep emotional connection between customer and service provider.

Leave a comment

Filed under Politics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.