spaceparty says: Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.
I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted.
In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.
Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual.
Thanks. I’m just a guy who posts links. — Ernie @ SFB
I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a f**k if it’s by police or peers. This s**t is not normal.
The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.Researchers at Norway’s Stavanger University say that you’re less likely to remember stuff reading it from a Kindle than you are a book, and the fact that you don’t have to turn the page may be part of the reason.
President Obama might still decide to give a speech about events in Ferguson. But it probably won’t be the speech many of his supporters want. When Obama gave the first Race Speech he was a unifying figure trying to win the Democratic nomination. Today he’s a divisive figure who needs to govern the whole country. The White House never forgets that.Ezra Klein breaks down why Obama didn’t exactly win hearts over with his Ferguson speech yesterday.
Photographs can display certain emotions. Even though it’s not a family photo and he’s not going to be all smiles, having pleasant thoughts would probably look softer in the photograph.
The Austin American-Statesman does its best Politico impression in covering Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s forthcoming mugshot. Dude’s not getting arrested on abuse of power charges, though.