Today’s Least Surprising News

Obama is backpedaling on his commitment to net neutrality. I’ve seen statistics that claim that Obama’s actually been pretty good about keeping his promises, but man, he’s really blown it on some of the bigger ones (whistleblower protections, closing Guantanamo, more transparent government, etc.). I’m disappointed*, but I can’t say I’m terribly surprised.   * […]

American Shadow-Play

“He makes the voices and moves the puppets. He directs the gamelan musicians. His job is to make us laugh and cry. Very clever man. The dalang is more than a puppeteer. His skill makes us believe that we see a war between two great armies, but there is no war. There is only the […]