A random collection of articles, blog posts, and other things I think are worth sharing.
“Britons over the age of 65, fed a diet of lies by a sensationalist UK press, voted by a large margin to leave. Most of them did so out of a misplaced belief that doing so might reduce immigration, or make them better off, or save them from meddling bureaucrats. In a couple of decades, most of those voters will be dead. But the consequences of their actions will resonate far beyond the grave.”
“We know everything we need to about the epidemic of violence in this country, except how to overcome the opposition to diagnosing it accurately and treating it effectively. You don’t pretend it’s not lung cancer, unless you want to have a good excuse to not give up the cigarettes that are killing you. Donuts don’t cause lung cancer. They never have and they never will. We all know that – some of us just don’t want to admit it.”
The New Yorker: How Bad Can a President Be (I’ve said this since the G.W. was still in office. He will absolutely go down as the worst and most disastrous president we’ve ever had. No Child Left Behind. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guantanomo. His baffling confidence and misuse of the English language… Course…I can think of another who could Trump him…)
Depressed yet? It’s OK….here’s how you can feel better:
Scary Mommy: 25 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do With Your Kids