Anthony Weiner launches New York mayoral campaign web site. With a Pittsburgh skyline. Oops. (via NBC4 New York)
See, I’m not the only person who thinks downtown Pittsburgh is like a miniature Manhattan.
twenty-seven year old phd student studying cell biology in pittsburgh, pennsylvania.
The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside. Not just some cities and some rural areas, either — virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it. The difference is no longer aboutwherepeople live, it’s abouthowpeople live: in spread-out, open, low-density privacy — or amid rough-and-tumble, in-your-face population density and diverse communities that enforce a lower-common denominator of tolerance among inhabitants.
The voting data suggest that people don’t make cities liberal — cities make people liberal.
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It’s like I think it, and the Atlantic writes it.
Also, mansplaining galore.
Filed away under “debate prep”
Paul Ryan always looks like he’s playing dress up in his dad’s suits.
LEXINGTON, VA—Reacting to news Monday that his performance in last week’s domestic policy debate had significantly boosted his poll numbers and put him closer to the White House than ever before, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reportedly spent the afternoon frantically trying to figure how the tax plan he has proposed could actually work.
The Onion on Romney has been killing it lately!