Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for March 10th through March 11th:
- Do We Really Need Daylight Saving Time? – For nearly a century, Americans have been springing forward and falling back, and this year will be no different. On that Sunday morning, we're all snuggled soundly in bed when the clock changes an hour. Daylight saving time is the seasonal surprise that borrows an hour from our circadian rhythm in the spring and gives it back in the fall.
But whether or not we should disrupt the rhythm at all has spurred passionate debate from many disparate groups.
- The Failed Libertarian Experiment in Chile – The libertarian experiment failed in Chile, and now Chileans once-and-for-all have said goodbye to the religion of Reaganomics. On Tuesday, Michelle Bachelet, a socialist, will take office as President of Chile. This is a great personal achievement for her. But for Chileans, Bachelet’s inauguration is about more than just personal glory. It’s about finally putting to rest the legacy of one of South America’s most brutal dictators: General Augusto Pinochet, and the Chicago School of Economics that he brought with him when he took over the country.
- Why the GOP cares about poverty now: poor people are looking more white – Republicans say they’ll fight income inequality. That’s good. It’s just a shame they had to make it about race.
- Black Girls’ Zero-Sum Struggle: Why We Lose When Black Boys Dominate the Discourse – There’s no saving black and brown men without the labor and love of black and brown women. Who’ll lift us?
- News Flash to Christian Right: Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Control Other People – There is real religious persecution in the world. Right-wing Christians in America aren’t experiencing it.
- Minimum wage hike would cut food stamp costs beyond Republicans’ dreams – Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress: