Martin Longman is the web editor of the Washington Monthly.
He is also the founder Progress Pond where you can find all his writing. Before joining the Monthly, Martin was a county coordinator for ACORN/Project Vote and a political consultant. He has a degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University.
Look, I admit that I don’t place any importance on these things and, therefore, don’t pay much attention to them, but I can’t remember ever seeing a president and First Lady attending a Christmas service. I’m sure I’ve seen footage and probably even read an article than mentioned it, but the following is quite a… Read more »
Frank Schaeffer is shrill, but I take his main point. I have often felt the same way. Yet, I have two problems with his diatribe. First, when you present the way the president has been treated as a figurative lynching, you disallow people to disagree with his decisions and policies in almost any way. It’s… Read more »
Dan Balz has a nice article up at the Washington Post that takes a look at the difference between states that are governed by a Republican governor and legislature, and states that are governed by a Democratic governor and legislature. One-party rule is very high by historical standards, with “37 of the 50 states…under unified… Read more »
Distractify has a cool article up on the 38 most haunting abandoned places on Earth. They’ve found some spooky and strange stuff. For an above-ground bunker, this is pretty good, but I wouldn’t go with grey. Who wants to live in a grey house? Remember, Facebook in now a publicly-traded stock: Facebook is “dead and… Read more »
A New York Times article on advances in neuromorphic processors piqued my interest and I wound up wanting to learn more about them. I found some very interesting articles in Go Parallel, the Technology Review, and Gizmag. The latter two are the best for computer science laymen. I used to work in a semiconductor fabrication… Read more »