[Google’s Sergei Brin] said people are underserved by transportation today, particularly the young, old, and disabled. – And he said conventional cars are a huge tax on the community, in that most cars are parked 97 percent of the time and that overall, there are three parking spaces per car.
— Michael J. Miller
You could say that I’m less a Democrat than an anti-Republican. I vote the way I do because I want the GOP to lose, lose badly, and keep losing until it comes to its collective senses, which at this point seems a very long way off indeed.
It could have been a lot worse if that tree hadn’t saved him.
…but, in reality, this is the first time that one European nation has seized territory from another since the end of World War II.
(Source: Washington Post)
Perhaps young Americans, having in their formative years watched Bush’s epic post-9/11 vision breed lies, brutality, and state collapse, and America’s celebrated capitalist system descend into financial crisis, have gained their own appreciation of American fallibility. Let’s hope so…the best way to ensure that America remains an exceptional power—better than the predatory empires of the old world—is to remember that we are not inherently better at all.
— Peter Beinart
For all South Korea’s pride in kimchi, its trade statistics reveal a different story: that South Korea is a net importer of its national dish.
— Lucy Williamson