Mommy, Where do the Mutants Come From?

Alex Wellerstein’s “NUKEMAP” has been floating around the internet (NPR, JoeMyGod) and I have to say that I’m absolutely terrified by it. Put a nuke wherever you like, and see what the results might be. Try not to scream and weep from the unmitigated Cold-War-esque horror that subsequently engulfs you. No wonder our parent’s generation […]

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The Devil We Don’t, Part 2

This starts bad and ends very bad. Good lord. Click through for the full primer on the G8 from Ben Joravsky at The Reader.   On December 14, Mayor Emanuel introduced several proposals related to the summits. The ones that got the most coverage would have raised fines for resisting arrest and imposed new requirements for […]

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