This Modern World: A Modest Proposal + Soylent Green = the Medicare-gutting budget of Paul Ryan

Some conservative pundits and blogs have tried to spin the draconian, Medicare-gutting budget of Congressman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) as somehow "courageous". As an antidote to this GOP duckspeak, Tom Tomorrow borrows from A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift's satirical essay from 1729, which suggests that the Irish eat their own children,…

Is Matthew Barney a Huskster?

[Repost of an online conversation from Miamiartexchange.com in 2003.] The following was transcribed from the blog of scientist, nicknamed, Ultrabithorax. [His blog is not necessarily visited by artists although a few do on a regular basis.] Ultrabithorax: Thinking the Unthinkable. Has anyone seen this [article in The New Republic about…