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Sherlock Holmes views people as "objects to be studied, predicted and managed." To be less racist, be less like Holmes.

Location establishing opener that lets human reader and Google Ad Sense know this is an op-ed about San Francisco, a city located on the west coast of the United States, but also in the imagination of the culture. 

If you’re tired of reading eulogies about San Francisco, try this: “In a Constantly Changing San Francisco, Change is Constant.”

↩︎ Hmm Daily
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San Franciscans lament the latest viral eulogy for their city while acknowledging that it's pretty much exactly right.
The latest woo-woo in Southern California? Celery juice, promoted by a "medical medium," causing celery prices to spike.
Nevada is poised to become the 15th state seeking to abolish the Electoral College in favor of a popular vote.
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He can’t get the GOP to do anything legislatively that is on his agenda but not theirs. He constantly complains about his own cabinet officials, who appear to ignore him regularly. When he finally puts the hammer down and fires them, they often don’t go quietly, and his supposed allies blast him.

A DC insider explains why Trump is ultimately a weak president who stands in danger of a failed one-term presidency.

↩︎ Five Points by Matt Glassman
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Merhan Nasseri has lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport for 15 years, the longest-ever layover. "He's now completely destroyed."
The median estimate is that we may see two hundred million climate refugees by 2050. The high estimate is a billion.

Denial, I think, is a sort of ongoing operative procedure—you try and proceed as if you’re capable, as if you weren’t ill. And then begin making concessions to the fact that you are.

A grim conversation with the great David Milch, creator of Deadwood, who’s now in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

↩︎ The New Yorker
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Women perform better at warmer temperatures, men at cooler. Who's in charge of your office's thermostat?
"It took me five days to get through the first two pages." From a collection of one-star reviews of Mrs. Dalloway.
Pleasing urban geometry in photos of Calpe, Spain, by Ludwig Favre.
No one likes the IRS. But the agency could be the answer for Democrats who are pushing to curtail wealth inequality.

And because it is not enough to activate the entrepreneurial mind-set—one must measure it, as well—all NFTE students are assessed, by the end of their programs, on “noncognitive skills” and on something called the Entrepreneurial Mind-set Index.

A summer camp that trains children to become capitalists doubles as a recruitment tool for prospective employers.

↩︎ The New York Times
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"People want us to starve to reduce carbon emissions." Carbon credits comfort the rich, but the real-world use is impractical.
As when "pro-life" was coined in the '60s, today's abortion battle employs language crafted to persuade—e.g., "fetal heartbeat."
Some European nations to the west produce 25 scientific papers per 10,000 people; to the east, it's fewer than one paper.
A Bay Area man repairing a '60s synthesizer late last year began tripping from LSD residue on the instrument.