By Alexander Abad-Santos, The Atlantic Wire, Feb. 17, 2012
After reading David Brooks' "The Jeremy Lin Problem" this morning, it seemed as though our Twitter feed instantly sparkled with little nuggets of dissent —so many in fact that we put together this guide to David Brooks haters. As a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, Brooks did his job: find a newsworthy topic, wax poetic, and connect it to a larger general picture. The problem, as the Twitterverse will point out, is that Brooks wrote about Lin being an anomaly for being a religious athlete (which if you've ever seen athletes dunk, score and rain down three-pointers you'll know that Jesus is totally a sports fan) and then wrote ... you know what, we'll let his haters explain [....]
I disagree with a number of Yascha Mounk's criticisms of populist issues, and the sensationalist title is just silly, yet his essay offers a fascinating analysis of a global trend toward populism that is shaking up industrialized nations across the political spectrum.
Normally I would not post a link to a diary in Kos. This is the best reporting about the lava moment in the Iceland's fissure volcanic system. Bárðarbunga the largest of the volcanoes in Iceland could very well erupt. I copied and pasted the name because of it's spelling. They now have it at a level 4 out of 5 that makes it something to pay attention too. It could disrupt air travel and weather.