Archive for November 1st, 2017

November 1st, 2017 - 2:03 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump calls U.S. legal system “laughing stock”

Frustrated that the NYC attacker’s constitutional rights* might stand in the way of arbitrary detention at Gitmo or summary execution, President Trump today tweeted the U.S. legal system is a “laughing stock.” (Read story here.) Sounds like he admires the way things were done under[...]

November 1st, 2017 - 11:55 am § in Misc.

Barbie Biology


November 1st, 2017 - 11:11 am § in Misc.

Fred Beckey dead at 94

Just when we thought Fred was immortal, and would still be climbing at age 100, he got sick a couple weeks ago, then died Monday in the arms of his female companion. (Womanizing in his 90s? Sure. Anyone who knew Fred couldn’t imagine him any other way.) Fred became a climbing bum in 1938 while[...]

November 1st, 2017 - 7:25 am § in Misc.

The Electoral College


November 1st, 2017 - 1:29 am § in Misc.

Photography: Fall


November 1st, 2017 - 1:27 am § in Misc.

A World Hero: Arkhipov

55 years ago today, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasili Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and beginning a nuclear war between the superpowers. The US had been dropping d[...]

November 1st, 2017 - 12:08 am § in Donald Trump

Is Trump, The Man With Jewish Lawyers, Diss The Jews?

Opinion | Why Does Donald Trump Keep Dissing Jews? The answer is a verdict on his unconventional, ungenerous presidency. NYTIMES.COM|BY FRANK BRUNI[...]