The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

What I am reading: The Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to have a…, The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-supreme-court-is-allergic-to-math/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Opinion | ‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’

What I am reading: Family members visiting the gravesite of a loved one who died of a heroin overdose. John Moore/Getty Images For decades, America has waged an ineffective war on…, Opinion | ‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/opinion/opioid-pharmaceutical-addiction-pain.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Of All of Trump’s Lies, These Are the Most Dangerous

What I am reading: The types of lies President Trump and the Republican Party are telling about health care make democracy difficult, if not impossible. Photo illustration by…, Of All of Trump’s Lies, These Are the Most Dangerous, http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/10/trump_s_lies_about_health_care_destabilize_our_democracy.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Putting a Designer’s Polish on Ikea Products

What I am reading: When the designer Alsun Keogh began renovating a SoHo loft for a young bachelor last fall, she took him through Manhattan’s temples of kitchen design, including…, Putting a Designer’s Polish on Ikea Products, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/style/ikea-cabinet-hack-refacing.html?nytmobile=0, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

How Resilience Works

What I am reading: When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties,…, How Resilience Works, https://hbr.org/2002/05/how-resilience-works, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Jane Squire and the Longitude Wars

What I am reading: Jane Squire was really wrong. But so was pretty much everybody else. The Longitude Wars were a sixteenth-century debate over how to determine a given ship’s…, Jane Squire and the Longitude Wars, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jane-squire-and-longitude-wars-180965143/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Incomprehensible Things | The Point Magazine

What I am reading: This summer was my longest stay back home, in Mexico City, in my life as a philosophy student abroad. Because of course I failed to meet my goal of finishing…, Incomprehensible Things | The Point Magazine, https://thepointmag.com/2017/examined-life/incomprehensible-things-mexico-city-earthquake, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,