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Remainders: It Could Go Either Way Edition

The fate of Judith Miller (and Time's Matthew Cooper too) is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. Does this mean we should be expecting fewer anti-Scalia pieces in the Times, or more? [Editor & Publisher]


Typo or Scoop? DC Examiner, perhaps counting Iraq's new government, says there are 585 members of Congress. [DCist.com]

Much to Hollywood's consternation, President Bush signed a bill that will allow people to use filtering technology to block "sex scenes, violence and foul language" from their DVDs. Fine with us, but could someone hurry up and invent the reverse technology too? With Hollywood churning out so much family fare these days, we're just not getting our fill of sex scenes, violence, and foul language anymore. [AP]

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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