Archive for the ‘The Papers’ Category

Are you Inky or Blotchy?

April 15th, 2016

By now you’ve hopefully heard the amazing story of Inky, the escape-artist octopus from New Zealand. From this AMs WaPo: By the time the staff at New Zealand’s National Aquarium noticed that he was missing, telltale suction cup prints were the main clue to an easily solved mystery. Inky had said see ya to his tank-mate, slipped through a gap left… Read more


April 1st, 2016

News you might have missed today: Donald J. Trump, at a press conference: “Never mind. America’s already pretty damn great.” Bernie Sanders, later at that same presser: “Never mind. I’ve just got a job at Goldman Sachs.” National Restaurant Assoc: “Why just $15? We can do better than that!” Janet Yellen tweeted out: “Guess what?… Read more

Sunday Snippets: Three News Stories that Catch the Eye

December 14th, 2014

The Cruz Paradox: Senate hits a level of dysfunction that actually somehow turns back on itself and gets things done. As far as I can tell, this is a new phenomenon in the space-time continuum of political science: In their negotiations over the CRomnibus spending bill, a couple of conservative senators—Sens. Cruz and Lee—insisted on… Read more