The New York Times did a "Room for Debate" on trigger warnings. Arguments in favor: "It Just Seems Like the Right Thing to Do," and "Trust Me." Arguments against: actual science.
- Michigan cops used asset forfeiture to confiscate a car, put 54,000 miles on it, and then sold it. The owners were never charged with a crime.
- High school football player will not be punished for kneeling during the National Anthem. Nor should he be.
- Author Lionel Shriver gave a speech on why artist should appropriate other cultures.
- Nelly fans need to listen to his music a whole lot if they want to help him pay back taxes to the IRS. But we should try. As one Twitter user put it, "I couldn't save Harambe but goddamnit I'm saving you."
"She's a favorite of the Russians and they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
The company says it will sell only tobacco, mint, and menthol pods unless and until the FDA officially approves other varieties.
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.