For Rivendell!: Paul Davis continues to impress, stepping down from Tolkien to propose a new government in which Donald Trump can only veto government action. In all fairness, this motion reads like something Gollum would write, except that all references to his precious are replaced with Trump or “tacit public acceptance of transphobia”.
That’s why we have Black History Month: There is rightly a lot of backlash against performative politics. It can be daunting to have a month to allow corporate brands to repackage themselves with Kente stuff before systematically denying access to meaningful equality. But that’s why we need to keep these observations – because lawyers inadvertently reveal exactly how far we really are from solving the problem.
Mark that, ExamSoft: What does the monitoring algorithm do to someone who pees in a bottle during the test? We’ll find out in a moment! But seriously, this is not a way of running a profession. We also heard from one applicant who got her period on the exam and is confident that she was flagged for cheating while writhing with convulsions. Nothing about this test is acceptable.
Oh forgive me: Steve Bannon thought a pardon would end federal charges against him. But the government points out that just because he can’t be punished doesn’t mean he’s still on the cause.