The Sunday Times.


Chicago teachers use their furlough day to sit-in at City Hall demanding funding. June 22, 2016.

While I’m really outraged by incompetent supervisors, I do know a whole lot of reasonable and thoughtful ones too. So let’s say you have one and the first 60% was fine. You looked at the checkboxes and they said you Don’t Suck. However, that’s not the end of your rating. You have to wait until September, when the junk science portion kicks in. That, of course, is pretty much anybody’s guess. Maybe you’ll get lucky, and move from Doesn’t Suck to Really Doesn’t Suck, and thus be observed next year only three times instead of four. That’s pretty life-changing, isn’t it? Arthur Goldstein



Cook County in 2015 recorded the largest black population of any county in the U.S., a title it has held for several years, but its lead grows shakier as more African-Americans are opting to move to outlying suburbs or warm-weather states, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.

Between 2014 and 2015, more than 9,000 black residents left Cook County, and since 2010, the Chicago area, which for the census includes parts of Indiana and Wisconsin, has lost more than 35,000 black residents. The exodus is greater than in any other metropolitan area in the country. Chicago Tribune




The Stonewall Riots began June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, a Gay bar on Christopher Street in NYC. Police raids were frequent, but that night things did not go as planned. Those witnessing the police brutality soon erupted into rebellion. The fighting lasted for several hours.



Some of the Oldest and Whitest people on the planet leapt at a chance to vote against the monsters in their heads. They may have tanked their economy in the process. It was quite amusing to follow along on the electric Twitter machine as members of The Political Revolution on this side of the pond rejoiced at the result as some kind of ensemble rejection of the globalized financial system that indeed nearly did blow up the world. Without the accelerant of pure racism–the existence of which among the British comes as no surprise to those of who descend from involuntary members of their old Empire–this thing never gets off the ground. Charlie Pierce

One Reply to “The Sunday Times.”

  1. Excellent summaries of current events in various countries ! Seems like much of the world is operating in fear and distfunction! Depressing!

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