Not sure if you're familiar with the Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) but their project Littlesis is doing some really good work with mapping charter school networks and donors: http://littlesis.org/maps/411-the-s... » 11/11/14 1:38pm 11/11/14 1:38pm

Winners and Losers

Normally I despise conventional "winners and losers" type commentary about electoral politics. It's cheap and lame and doesn't really say anything of importance. It's just not useful to anyone but the person writing it. » 11/06/14 11:10am 11/06/14 11:10am

I love this article. Sierra Nevada is excellent, excellent beer. It's affordable, it's available, and it was my first "craft" beer. I'm happy to see it on Drunkspin. I'm happier still that I can buy it in Stewart's Shops across the Capital Region of upstate NY. » 11/04/14 3:44pm 11/04/14 3:44pm

I feel much the same way. I hate that the WFP endorsed Cuomo, but they've been instrumental in winning real concrete victories for working people and that's not something to discard. I voted for Howie last time and it felt pretty good. Today was more complicated, I voted straight WFP and I'm not sure it was the right… » 11/04/14 11:23am 11/04/14 11:23am

This was terrific and fun to read. Is there an average age that keepers start to, statistically speaking, lose a step or two? I also immediately thought of hockey and wondered if there is an analogy there. Goalie/keeper is such a psychologically fraught position. » 10/29/14 4:09pm 10/29/14 4:09pm

Tempeh stir-fry w/ peanut sauce is my jam. First, the peanut sauce. In a decent sized mixing bowl, I mix about 4 TBSPs of peanut buttera couple cloves of garlic, some soy sauce, some sriracha, some sugar, and a little bit of water to dilute the mixture. Do everything to preferred heat/taste etc. In a cast iron… » 8/12/14 3:12pm 8/12/14 3:12pm

Out of curiosity, can you clarify what you mean when you say "political means." If we are talking about protest/direct-action/organizing/ and voting I would agree. If it's solely voting, I think that is a tougher argument to make considering the political means are still not practically available for many. For… » 4/15/14 1:38pm 4/15/14 1:38pm

I think it's unlikely that Google directly funds anything like this. Usually, per COINTELPRO and other such programs, the goal is to collect information, agitate to use violence and to destabilize strong networks of community organizers and activists. I think Google is much, much, much more likely to fund local police… » 4/09/14 8:56am 4/09/14 8:56am