The Wednesday Curator – 3/12/14

March 11, 2014

It’s Wednesday, and here’s some cool stuff I’ve read:

How the Time in the Sky Differs From the Time on the Clock, written by Robinson Meyer and posted at The Atlantic’s blog a week ago, provides some interesting thoughts about time zones. By the way, provides some of the best, most interesting writing on the Internet.

Why the Ugly Rhetoric against Gay Marriage Is Familiar to this Historian of Miscegenation appears at History News Network and was written by Peggy Pascoe, a history professor at the University of Oregon. Amazing—and unsurprising—parallels!

Here are two pieces on Ukraine. The first, Who’s the Villain Here?, appeared in last Wednesday’s New York Times and was written by Nicholas Kristof. The second, How the Ukraine Crisis Ends by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, appeared in the Washington Post, also last Wednesday. Both pieces shed light on a complex subject! If our public proclaimers—Senator Lindsey “Ukraine started with Benghazi” Graham; Sarah “President Obama wears mom jeans” Palin, etc.—knew from shame, they’d shut up!

Following up on a pretty popular post titled Bialys from late last week:  Kossar’s Bialys follows Mark Rubin Writes on Twitter. (Boy, do I wish I knew how that Twitter thing works!) Kossar’s claims to be the oldest bialy bakery in the U.S.

Finally, I’ll have a long review, shortly, of Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. In the meantime, if health care issues matter to you, read this book!





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