CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THERE’S A WAR GOING ON: learning from LBJ

I’m almost ready to say that when it comes to achieving a goal — especially an ambitious one — I believe your outcome isn’t so much determined by what you do, but who you do it with. Outcomes, like math problems, are determined by a factorization of known quantities. Math is never magic. There is an inescapable fatalism in it. Embrace it, because you cannot outwit it or outrun it. Make the absolute most of every piece you’ve got on the board, and remember what every good chess player knows: pawns win games. Spend no time mourning the weakness of your fellow cast. Improve it whenever you can, but if you make an enemy, never let it be by accident. After all, in real life pawns don’t wear pawn costumes and queens wear no crowns.

Syria Update II: OMG SHIT GOT REAL FAST

Then came the wave: MATTIS RESIGNS

Black History, Hidden Figures, & learning through laughter: SNL Weekend Update

“Like, did y’all know a black man invented the traffic light? Maybe I would’ve respected those signals a little more if I knew they were coming from a brother.”

Meet Your Supreme Court Judge: Justice Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg’s Senate Confirmation hearings were extraordinarily collegial, even for that time in history. Both Democrats and Republicans were awed by the extremely  high ethical bar she set for herself, not only … Continue reading Meet Your Supreme Court Judge: Justice Ginsburg