Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Bad cop/more bad cop

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Secretive, gang-like police cliques have attempted to recruit 16 percent of sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles, and documents released by the Brennan Center for Justice reveal that LAPD officers collect detainees’ Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook handles … Continue reading

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Putin aces the Art of the Steal

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Boris Vishnevsky, a Russian opposition politician who [was] up for reelection this month, cried foul when two of his opponents changed their names and appearances to match his. This should give GQP candidates pause. How about … Continue reading

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Crosstown buses in NYC

A new Guinness World Record was set in the neighborhood last week. “Kevin Fast, a 58-year-old Canadian strongman pulled a 40-foot, 33,400-pound MTA all-electric bus a remarkable 16 feet using just his upper body,” SILive reported. “The successful attempt took place … Continue reading

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