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President Obama’s Call to America’s Better Nature – The New York Times

President Obama’s Call to America’s Better Nature – The New York Times

The speech attempted to lift Americans above the miasma of a brutal presidential campaign to reflect on the nation’s achievements and resilience. Source: President Obama’s Call to America’s Better Nature – The New York Times http://traffic.libsyn.com/davidfeldmanshow/DFS_1_13_16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Income inequality makes the 1% sad, too

Income inequality makes the 1% sad, too

A study from the notorious socialists at the Harvard Business Review analyzed data from the Gallup World Poll and the World Top Incomes Database and found that in countries with a large degree of wealth inequality, “levels of life satisfaction” go down, and “negative daily emotional experiences” go up, for all populations, including the richest. […]

What To Read And Watch About Obama’s Last State Of The Union Address

What To Read And Watch About Obama’s Last State Of The Union Address

​Last night, President Barack Obama gave his eighth and final State of the Union address. He was optimistic about the nation’s future, angry with the current Republican presidential hopefuls and admitted personal failings of his own. Here’s what to read. First, The Full Address Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on […]

PC sales drop to 2007 levels, and some blame Windows 10

PC sales drop to 2007 levels, and some blame Windows 10

Lenovo is on top of a shrinking market; only Apple is shipping significantly more machines this year than last, according to trade group numbers. HP is sinking fastest among the big players, but still in #2. The rest of the market (“Other”) seems to be evacuating the bowels of modern life entirely, losing 20% its […]

More On Kliph Nesteroff

More On Kliph Nesteroff

So a guy walks into a comedy bar… On April 5, 2004, a comedian who’d never existed did his last show at a dive bar in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Shecky Grey, a character invented by young comic Kliph Nesteroff, had become a star in the city’s small comedy scene, but Nesteroff was about to kill […]

The Meeropol Brothers: Exonerate Our Mother, Ethel Rosenberg – The New York Times

As mentioned on today’s radio show: A newly released transcript shows she was prosecuted mainly for refusing to turn on her husband, Julius. Source: The Meeropol Brothers: Exonerate Our Mother, Ethel Rosenberg – The New York Times

David White Misleads SAG-AFTRA Board on Hollywood Pedophile Documentary | Deadline

David White Misleads SAG-AFTRA Board on Hollywood Pedophile Documentary | Deadline

Here’s the story David Robb wrote for Deadline Hollywood about SAG-AFTRA’s attempt to cover up the revelations in An Open Secret, the new documentary about child predators in Hollywood. EXCLUSIVE: SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White recently misled the union’s board of directors about the union’s attempt to whitewash An Open Secret, director Amy Berg’s […]

10 Must-Read Academic Books for 2015

10 Must-Read Academic Books for 2015

As readers, we too often take for granted that the best books of the year are released by the Big 5 publishers. But the truth is that great works of academic writing many times outlast non-academic works when it comes to shaping a given conversation. With this in mind, here are ten must-read academic books […]

Edward Snowden interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

Edward Snowden interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

It’s a fascinating, hour-long session in which Snowden articulates the case for blowing the whistle, the structural problems that created mass surveillance, and why it’s not sufficient to stop the state from using our data — we should also limit their ability to collect it. The Slashdot post by The Real Hocus Locus provides good […]

No Kidding: Opposition Researchers Are Now Shopping Research About Each Other

No Kidding: Opposition Researchers Are Now Shopping Research About Each Other

WASHINGTON — The watchers are being watched. For decades, opposition researchers have gone to great lengths to keep their names out of the public consciousness, preferring to let the fruits of their efforts — the location of a candidate’s primary residence, a gaffe caught by a tracker’s camera, a long-forgotten college prank — be the […]

Apocalypse Soon: Meet The Scientists Preparing For the End Times

Apocalypse Soon: Meet The Scientists Preparing For the End Times

The men were too absorbed in their work to notice my arrival at first. Three walls of the conference room held whiteboards densely filled with algebra and scribbled diagrams. One man jumped up to sketch another graph, and three colleagues crowded around to examine it more closely. Their urgency surprised me, though it probably shouldn’t have. […]

Joan Rivers Remembered: Read Daughter Melissa’s Funny Eulogy in Full

Joan Rivers Remembered: Read Daughter Melissa’s Funny Eulogy in Full

Joan Rivers once wrote that she wanted a Hollywood-style funeral, with Meryl Streep crying in five different accents and a toe-tag designed by Harry Winston. She came close. The service, held at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue and 65th Street on Sept. 7, was indeed a red-carpeted, star-studded affair — Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Clive Davis,Diane […]