“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.” — Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
Live by it.
The cri de coeur of the Millennial Generation. Shit’s getting real.
One issue we all worked on together at GOOD was themed “The Next Big Thing.” We definitely took that point of view: what is actually a big deal right now and going to be a bigger deal tomorrow? What are the people we know in each field or niche talking about today that culture more broadly is going to be obsessed with in just a few weeks or in less than a year? We also had an issue in the works for the end of this year themed “Reset Button,” that was pegged to come out on 12/12/12, the Mayan calendar apocalypse date. The idea was, “How would we do things differently if we were to reset them?” We want to take some of our ideas that we were already starting to formulate and pour them into Tomorrow.
As you can tell from Ann’s quote, we have some awesome ideas for our first issue. I just got back from a three day reporting trip at Ford’s research and development labs (see photo above). Talented writers we respect enormously are sending us great ideas. Even though we beat our fundraising goal, we still want more people to buy the issue and help us make something truly awesome, so if you haven’t backed us yet, well, do it!
Prosecutors repeatedly rebuffed Voth’s requests. After examining one suspect’s garbage, agents learned he was on food stamps yet had plunked down more than $300,000 for 476 firearms in six months. Voth asked if the ATF could arrest him for fraudulently accepting public assistance when he was spending such huge sums. Prosecutor Hurley said no. In another instance, a young jobless suspect paid more than $10,000 for a 50-caliber tripod-mounted sniper rifle. According to Voth, Hurley told the agents they lacked proof that he hadn’t bought the gun for himself.
If you had been confused about this Fast and the Furious scandal, this investigation by Fortune magazine will answer all your questions—and make clear exactly what a farce the current debate in Washington is.
More migration policy writing for Reuters—the case for a robust guest worker program in the United States.