So you’re angry — welcome to the club. Get your war face on and let’s kick ass. This is an open thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
Three things bother me about Boeing and the 737 Max crash in Ethiopia two weeks ago. This is an open thread.
How do we regulate not only for users’ privacy but for national security when social media platforms have been weaponized? This is an open thread.
While the average business makes a reasonable effort to reduce its tax burden, the Trump organization made it a pattern of habit to do so aggressively with its golf course businesses.
The GOP as a whole has an abominable track record on environmental protection, from green energy to toxic waste and now on climate change. Focus your fire on them, not your allies.
Scandals surrounding cabinet officials should have resulted in the firing or resignation of two, possibly three secretaries. But the news media is sucked into covering a single celebrity story instead of reporting more fully on stories affecting our common welfare.
Question: what’s going on with U.S. policy on nuclear proliferation? This is an open thread.
A look at the rationale behind CNN’s hiring of Sarah Isgur Flores. (This is an open thread.)
Urgent, urgent, emergency — get to the phones, because the real emergency isn’t at the border with Mexico but in Florida. This is an open thread.
Since the mass shooting a year ago in Parkland, Florida, 1,200 more children have died as a result of gun violence. Thoughts and prayers are worthless and cannot staunch the blood.