As promised (or threatened), this is the first weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not.

The Twitter icons (if I put this together correctly) should link to the original tweets.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

9:02 AM · Mon 30 December 2019

The Christmas Eve Confessions of Chuck Todd from PressThink

As if discovering this for the first time, he marveled at pervasive bad faith on the right.

Compare to: from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

12:01 PM - Mon 30 December 2019

… love of learning is the most necessary passion … in it lies our happiness. It’s a sure remedy for what ails us, an unending source of pleasure.

Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier

9:05 AM - Tue 31 December 2019

One-day deliveries are breaking our cities from Fast Company

…more efficient for delivery vans to drive to strategically placed meet-up points and distribute their packages to a team of cyclists and pedestrians.

12:02 PM - Tue 31 December 2019

We have only the people’s hearts and minds to depend upon. If we cast them aside and lose the people’s hearts, what can we use to sustain the country?

Empress Dowager Cixi

8:55 AM - Wed 01 January 2020

Note : I snuck in a self-promotional tweet about this very blog…

This may not be for everybody, but with for the new year, I’ve started a blog for announcements, republishing old content, and meandering on topics that interest me:

Feel free to drop by!

9:02 AM - Wed 01 January 2020

Brain discovery upends ideas about attention from Futurity

The last time an attention controlling area was discovered was 30 years ago.

12:04 PM - Wed 01 January 2020

…any authority which is not founded on virtue and humanity, and which only tends to subject one’s fellow man to slavery, must come to an end…

Toussaint Louverture

9:04 AM - Thu 02 January 2020

2019: The year in heists and capers from Quartz (paywall)

…gold and jewels have a certain traditional appeal, but what about ostriches?

12:03 PM - Thu 02 January 2020

Passivity writhes in resistance to the progressive impulse of revolution.

Práxedis Guerrero

9:03 AM - Fri 03 January 2020

Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls from The Intercept

Friedmann said that whether or not the Bloomberg campaign knew about the arrangement with ProCom, it was responsible.

Yet his reporters work on this

Note: It didn’t fit in a tweet, but the difference drawn between the Intercept’s reporting and Bloomberg’s refers to Bloomberg News will not investigate Mike Bloomberg or his Democratic rivals during primary. They did so anyway, in the pettiest way I can imagine, but somehow didn’t bother to check out their boss’s campaign, which is notably due to their “tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation),” as John Micklethwait put it when announcing their lack of investigation.

12:05 PM - Fri 03 January 2020

One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.

Oscar Wilde

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Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.