Today I came across a geographic survey of last syllable pronunciation for days of the week. My pronunciation of that syllable always rhymes with say, not see.
An arrest history is shockingly commonplace for males. This study indicates that nearly half of black males and 40% of white males have been arrested by the time they reach their early 20s. Arrest is not the same as conviction, and many of the arrests may have been for relatively trivial crimes, but these figures do not include simple traffic offenses. They're slap-on-the-cuffs arrests.
Venezuela is a violent, economic basket case. Here's how Hugo Chavez destroyed his nation. The writer of the second piece is young, but thoughtful and well-informed. A key distinction he draws in his piece is the difference between socialism and the welfare state with a robust free market economy. The welfare state redistributes income through taxation and various targeted subsidies, while the socialist state largely replaces the efficiency of markets with state owned and directed production and distribution of goods and services. The former can serve the common good quite well while the latter is inevitably disastrous for an economy. Venezuela is an example of a failed socialist state, while Sweden and Denmark are strong examples of successful welfare states.
Rahm Emanuel has approved a deal for Elon Musk to build a privately-funded, super-rapid underground transit system between downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport. The proposed system would move passengers between the city center and the airport in 12 minutes. Currently, public rail transit takes 45 minutes for the same trip. The deal has so far been greeted with widespread skepticism about the feasibility of the project. I'm inclined to agree with the skeptics.
A Chicago alderman flashed his alderman's badge during a parking dispute with a woman who sounds like a real piece of work. I'm more than fine with what he did as long as he wasn't attempting to misrepresent himself as a police officer.
A study found that time-restricted fasting--eating only between certain specified hours of the day with no other intervention--resulted in an average 3% weight loss over a 12-week period. I know someone who has been doing this. He eats only between 11:30 am and 6pm, but he also cut out all sugar. He lost about to 40lbs in the past year.
Will Saletan argues that President Trump's own standard for assessing criminal guilt would convict him of collusion.