Doug Geivett

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How To Organize Your Life, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It's no secret that some people are naturally organized while other people — like me — struggle to even open their mail. If you don't have that whole …

The three crises of liberal democracy

Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, when an older fish swims by and says “Morning boys, how’s the water?” After the old fish swims away, one …

Political Science

Why the real defenders of the second amendment oppose the NRA

The students of Stoneman Douglas, Florida, are the fiercest opponents the NRA has seen in some time. They are the ones truly standing up for the US constitution<p>In any debate about guns in America, there’s one aspect that’s seemingly inescapable: the moment when the National Rifle Association (NRA) …

Guns

RIP Matt Damon, who Terry Gilliam says has been ‘beaten to death’ by internet mobs

In memoriam<p>Decent human being Matt Damon, 47, has supposedly perished in an untimely death brought about by mobs of angry #MeToo supporters, according to director Terry Gilliam. In an interview with <i>AFP</i><i>,</i> Gilliam boldly shines a spotlight on the horrifying plight of the powerful and popular actor. “I …

Full text: Announcement on Trey Gowdy retiring

<i>Rep. Trey Gowdy announced Wednesday that he won't seek reelection. Below is his full statement, as released by his office.</i><p>Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to the people of South Carolina for the privilege of representing them in the House of Representatives. The Upstate of South …

Elections

From ‘New American Moment’ to Same Partisan Rancor

WASHINGTON — Now back to our regularly scheduled acrimony.<p>While a toned-down President Trump called for more bipartisanship in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, the reality is that relations between the two parties on Capitol Hill — and between Democrats and the White House — are …

Mitch McConnell

How #MeToo could knock the Clintons off the 2018 map

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bill and Hillary Clinton are eager to deal President Donald Trump a blow and help Democrats win control of Congress this fall.<p>But Democratic candidates, strategists involved in key races say, see Hillary Clinton's potential role as much more limited than it's been in previous …

Government

Mortar Found at “Jesus’ Tomb” Dates to the Constantine Era

In the year 325 A.D., according to historical sources, Constantine, Rome’s first Christian emperor, sent an envoy to Jerusalem in the hopes of …

Archaeology

‘I had to be there’: The Museum of the Bible opens in the nation’s capital

The world’s most famous book — the one at the center of three religions and two millennia of conflict — got its own museum Saturday in the heart of Washington.<p>The $500 million Museum of the Bible, largely funded by the evangelical billionaires who own the Hobby Lobby arts-and-crafts chain, opened …

Museums

16 Evergreen Topics to Write About (When You Think You've Run Out of Good Ideas) | Inc.com

Since I started blogging nearly 4 years ago, I've discovered the joy --and frustration -- of deciding what to write about.<p>Sometimes an idea spontaneously comes to mind and I'm compelled to sit down right there and then and hammer out a post and hit publish.<p>At other times, a topic I've been chewing …

Creative Writing

How To Survive Reading The Book That Makes You Want To Quit Writing #AmWriting #Writers

Writing is going well for you. A steady flow of words on your first draft has given you a happy writer facial expression and a twinkle in your …

Writing

Post-Truth, book review: The facts about 'alternative facts'

Fake news has been around far longer than last year's US Presidential election and the Brexit vote, but the internet allows BS to spread further than …

BOOK REVIEW: Chronicle of an enduring war friendship

Books

‘Below Zero’ Book Review: Behold the Beauty of Life Lived in the Cold

Depending on your perspective, the pictures you’ll find in <i>Below Zero: Adventures Out in the Cold</i> will fill your heart with yearning or make you …

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Willkommen home, Frau Merkel

ON FEBRUARY 9th Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, will meet Barack Obama in the White House. They will discuss the war in Ukraine, transatlantic …

[Birthday] Google Maps Turns 10 Years Old Today, Let's Take A Look Back

It might be hard to believe, but the Google Maps we know and love launched 10 years ago today. Before Android, Chrome, Google Plus, Youtube, and most …

Gorgeous Geotagged Maps Show How Locals And Tourists Take Different Pictures Around The World

Visiting a new city often presents a unique challenge: Should you stick mainly with obvious tourist spots, or do you venture off the beaten path and …

Did some maps set traps?

When the Map Room at the Los Angeles Central Library was gifted with thousands of maps, the collection included every Thomas Guide issued, and some of them had a surprise in their pages: trap streets.<p>These fictional or misdrawn streets are thought to have been deliberately included as a way to help …

California

Major US newspaper prints map of Ukraine without Crimea

USA Today, one of the biggest American newspapers, published on its front page a map of Ukraine - not showing Crimean Peninsula as part of it. The …

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Geography

A Hyper-Detailed Hand-Drawn Map of Paris by Jenni Sparks

British artist Jenni Sparks has created a meticulously detailed hand-drawn map of Paris that highlights everything from obscure corner shops to …

A coast-to-coast picture of America's cacophony of sounds

An ambitious National Park Service project exploits computer algorithms to predict the loudness of a typical summer day from coast to coast. The …

OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia of maps, now offers A-to-B directions on its site to solicit more edits

It may be one of the four major online mapping platforms, but OpenStreetMap (OSM) doesn’t always get the same recognition as Google Maps, TomTom, or Nokia’s Here. The reason? OpenStreetMap has never really been a go-to navigation destination in its own right, and has always been more about …

OpenStreetMap

Which States Attend Church the Most? New Map Has the Answer

A new map drawing upon Gallup polling data aims to illustrate which U.S. states have the highest and lowest percentage of church attendance.<p>With 51 percent of those asked saying they attend religious services once a week, Utah had the highest percentage of self-reported church …

New Hampshire

History of the occupation of Paris: Map issued to German soldiers on leave.

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>'s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

A Map Of The First Proposed U.S. Highway Network

Looking for good schools, good health, good morals, and good times? Well, then you'd need to find good roads first, according to the National Highway …

Short Film Explores The Unexpected Beauty Of Vintage Maps

The Los Angeles Review of Books is proud to present a new short documentary from LA-based filmmaker Alec Ernest. "Living History: The John Feathers Map Collection" is the the story of an extraordinary hidden treasure and a glimpse into the reclusive soul that protected it for years.<p>The story begins …

On The Grid: City Maps Colorized By Street Orientation

<b>By John Dodge</b><p><b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — As a traveller approaches the city from the air at night, the outlines of the city’s street lights stand in stark …

21 Bizarre Maps That Depict Nations As Animals, People, And Monsters

Allegorical, satirical, and comic or serio-comic maps were one of the most popular ways of distributing political propaganda leading up to the Second …