Apparently I’m only doing these once a month now. That’s OK! Here goes:
– America…And The Rest – hey, looks like stimulus was a better choice than austerity, no? Maybe there’s something to this Keynesian stuff.
– Grover Norquist, author of the “never ever vote for a tax increase” pledge, is facing somewhat of a revolt in the Republican party. Which I think is good: the idea that you could sign a pledge saying never to vote for anything, no matter what the circumstances, seems rather short-sighted. (I’m talking about economics here, not, say, civil rights and such)
– Warren Buffett still thinks we need higher taxes on the wealthy.
– A long article about the recent marriage initiative fights in the four states. Spoiler alert: we win!
– Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state, here are pictures of happy people, including Dan Savage!
– And since the Supreme Court will be hearing same-sex marriage cases, the Onion gets a scoop with an editorial from Clarence Thomas: I Get To Determine Whether Gay People Can Marry.
– Morgan Freeman narrates an LGBT equality ad! First they ignore you, then they fight you, then Morgan Freeman does an ad for you, then you win.
– I found this page of C++ pitfalls both enlightening and depressing. There seem to be an unbounded number of very small mistakes you can make that still compile and yet act very wrong.