Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Article Source: Breaking the News
A Few Questions (and Some Answers) About the Latest Airline Meltdown
The modern airline system is much more ‘efficient’ than it used to be. And vastly safer. But it can also be more susceptible to ripple-effect shutdowns, like the one this week.
Opinion: Learning from Disasters
If aviators can do so, why won't the press?
‘There Are Only Five Media Stories’
But now I am ready to start on number six.
‘It’s About Your Leaf Blower’
For the 700,000 people who live in DC, some to-do tips. For all you other Americans, some points to study.
A Word the Press Should Remember, and it’s not “midterms.”
This post is about the usefulness of the word framing. Like some other words in the shaggy vocabulary of today’s English, framing is tricky because it can mean opposite things.
‘Say Souls On Board’: How Professionals Sound Under Pressure
Quiet daily competence, with high stakes and total concentration. A recent example from the skies over Dulles Airport.
On life tenure, and its drawbacks
Stephen Breyer does the right thing. Others should be spared his burden of decision. We should end lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court.
A Dance of Legislation
All it took to bring Washington together was .... leaf blowers.
Four Facts About the Filibuster
None of these is “new.” But nearly all of them are AWOL from political and press discussion of a major threat to American governance. A primer for this coming week.
Opinion: Two Economic Problems. One of Them Matters More.
Keeping our eye on the ball, about the balance between unemployment and inflation.
‘Fools, drunks, and the United States of America’
Whether or not Bismarck ever said that God looked after creatures in these categories, it's a way of asking whether the U.S. has relied too long on providence and sheer luck.