Kevin Schofield's writings, observations, and other pointless distractions
The 2014 Major League Baseball season is winding down, so it’s as good a time as any to look back at the Seattle Mariners’ year and draw some conclusions. Back in April, I wrote this post speculating on what might unfold over the course of the year. Let’s revisit.
By all appearances, the Republicans are about to have a very good midterm election — including potentially taking control of the Senate. This baffles and depresses me for one simple reason: the Republicans are shameless, baldface liars, and voters are unwilling to call them on it.
Fresh off his recent brilliant decimation of bans against marriage for same-sex couples, last week Judge Posner served up some fresh vitriol against the recent strain of Republican-backed “voter ID” laws.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, was interviewed on stage at the Grace Hopper Conference on Women in Computing. This should have been an easy layup; he was being interviewed by Maria Klawe, a Microsoft director and all-around god and reasonable person. Then Satya opened his mouth.