Author Archives: John Lusk

Really good podcast episode you should listen to

[On the Media] Constitutionally Speaking #onTheMedia https://podcastaddict.com/episode/127674713 via @PodcastAddict

This was an amazingly good podcast episode everybody should listen to, on free speech (absolutism) and whether/how we can make the American experiment actually work.

Hint: we cannot assume American exceptionalism will carry the day. Nothing good happens automatically unless we MAKE it happen. The arc of moral universe bends toward justice because WE are the arc benders.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-constitutionally-speaking

NYC Hostess Attacked After Asking Texas Group for Vaccine Proof – NBC New York

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/carmines-hostess-attacked-after-asking-group-from-texas-for-vaccination-proof-to-dine-inside/3277565/

«The 22-year-old hostess asked the group of Texans to show proof of getting the COVID vaccine in order to dine in the restaurant, part of NYC’s executive order that went into effect this week. Law enforcement sources said that the hostess was then repeatedly punched in the face and body, and sent to the hospital.»

Another Afghan interpreter dead

This is terrible. This is not the way we should be, as a nation. Meanwhile, a Montana politician says he doesn’t want any Afghan refugees in his state.

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State | FiveThirtyEight

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-2022-maps/

Welp… I guess there’s a (fore)shadow election going on in the country now. This is what happens when people snooze through judicial elections and a redistricting-year election. (It’s not enough, of course, to elect one hero or get rid of one villain, but our news headlines live to drive us to focus on One Guy.)