Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) is a former high-school teacher, and he put his paper-marking skills to good use redlining GOP Speaker Boehner's letter trying to scare legislators off of the comprehensive immigration re...
A reasonable solution to an article that begins with the oft-used and incredibly accurate Peter Thiel quote on the state of innovation in America: "Somewhere between dire straits and dead…we wanted flying cars; instead, we got 140 characters."
"The only way for even a putative meritocracy to hope to pass ethical muster, to be considered fair, is if those who are the luckiest in all of those respects also have the greatest responsibility to work hard, to contribute to the betterment of the world, and to share their luck with others."
I am a little late to checking out +NPR's +TED Radio Hour. I mostly assumed it was just a straight forward collection of speeches, many of which I had already seen. Nothing like a space topic to motivate me to check it out. It is a slick combination of the storytelling prowess of All Things Considered colliding head on with actual +TED talks that make for an engaging hour of listening.
This talk (and related book Quiet: The Power Of Introverts) make for powerful watching and reading. +Susan Cain has really tapped into a message at the right moment that really resonated with me personally and tops the best +TED talk lists from +Bill Gates , Steve Case and more. This talk and book are just over a year old now, but will remain important for years to come.
Media [music/film/tv/books], technology/tech policy, space, politics, genocide prevention and nuclear non-proliferation. Forever curious - usually lost in a book or with a great album (or movie) on repeat.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
If you're the most intelligent person in the room... you're in the wrong room. - James D. Watson
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