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Anyway, I'm going to start posting about current US legislation on a dedicated account. The idea is to give followers the heads up about issues/solutions moving through US Congress so they can contact their elected officials. Follow @contactCongress if you're interested.

I can't help but wonder how much of the modern conservative's mental association of radicalism with Jewish ethnicity can be traced back to the fact that Richard Price preached self-rule in a meeting-house in the Jewish quarter of London, and Burke used Old Jewry as a synecdoche for French-influenced London radicalism.

Started Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, often cited as one of the philosophical bases of modern conservatism, and hoo boy, it certainly is A Document.

Opened a new(ish) category on my personal site and seeded it with some older posts that have been offline for awhile, mostly about videogames and digital art:

More soon, maybe.

If that other place is birdsite, how come I see so many more pictures of birds on this one?

"I want people to have as many interactions with them as they can." Indie bookstore as hands-on cultural archive. Very cool to see For Keeps getting national exposure.

Seems counterintuitive that there's no single-volume edition of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France /and/ Further Reflections currently in print.

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Facebook splits up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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again, we should be careful when we criticize a facial recognition algorithm for identifying race and gender "wrong" and instead consider criticizing it for tracking that stuff in the first place. for instance, asking, "what's it used for?"

L. Rhodes boosted is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from using Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

It would behoove one of you to buy the domain.

Also available:

No judgments.

I assume that was the webpage of a spa in Germany, but it's probably worth picking up if you've been mulling over an idea for a fantasy-themed gardening sim/RPG and haven't settled on a name yet. is also available, for all your goth and/or metal needs.

Seems like the sort of thing Mastodon would be interested in: anti-fascist books are 40% off at Verso right now.

If you're in the market, the domain is available.

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Opposition to S 1 centers on . The ACLU says the bill's anti-BDS provision "violates the core principle of the First Amendment — that the government cannot dictate to its citizens which causes they can and can’t support."

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Currently in House Committee, HJRes 8 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would prevent US Presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their family, administrations or election campaigns.

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so thanks to @hierarchon

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