June 5, 2022


Former Virginia Rep. Denver Riggleman says he's no longer a Republican: 'I think the party left me some time ago' (cnn.com)

"That the party has moved away from conservative principles to this cult of personality that Liz Cheney is talking about. She's absolutely correct," [Riggleman] said."

Seems like we're seeing more and more Republicans say this, or something close to it, out loud.

tags: politics

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Sen. Chris Murphy 'more confident than ever' Congress can reach deal on gun laws but anxious about failure | CNN Politics (cnn.com)

"I've never been part of negotiations as serious as these. There are more Republicans at the table talking about changing our gun laws, investing in mental health than at any time since Sandy Hook."

This is, indeed, encouraging, but he has likely had zero confidence on the issue over the last several years (decades?), so "more confident than ever" could still mean "not very confident at all."

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One of the things I struggle with on Daystream is the difference between a post and an article. The main distinction is that an article has a title and a post doesn't. It's somewhat more extensive than that (different editors, articles have a special isolated view, etc.), but, conceptually, not much more.

Inclusion of both types of entries has been intentional from the beginning, but, to this day, I struggle with choosing the best bucket for a particular entry at the time of writing it. I make a choice in the moment and the content sits in that bucket forevermore. This in-the-moment decision is largely based on the expected length I have for a particular piece of content when I start writing it. Pretty short? Make it a post. Longer? Make it an article.

I suppose that framework works ok, but it certainly breaks down from time to time. For example, this morning I was looking back on this post on the ways in which travel has changed in recent years. It might be one of my favorite things I've written on Daystream. But, reading it today, I couldn't help but think that it should have been an article. It's somewhat long and certainly lends itself to a title.

At a minimum, I need to add functionality for switching a post to an article. I added that to the todo list right after re-reading that post this morning.

This, by the way, is a post and should remain one. I think.

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post published in /2022/06/05