Good-Bye Dorian, Hello September Meeting

I hope everyone got through the storm with minimal inconvenience and no damage, and I'm looking forward to sharing Dorian stories on Thursday, September 12, at 6 p. m. at Croc's 19nth Street Bistro, 620 19th Street, one block from the Virginia Beach Convention Center (map).

One of the things I found distressing about the coverage of the storm was the cluelessness of the coverage in not connecting the dot between the increase in severe weather and our changing climate. To paraphrase Thom Hartmann, the U. S. news leaned heavily to hurricane porn.

Here's some other pieces I've found interesting:

At Psychology Today Blogs, Noam Sphancer tries to figure out why Donald Trump is obsessed with President Obama. Also at Psychology Today Blogs, Pamela Paresky explores the language of dehumanization and how it fosters an "us vs. them" mentality.

David Atkins offers a theory as to the dilemma the press faces in trying to present "balanced" op-ed pages. In related news, Jeet Heer investigates the travails of a soreheaded snowflake.

Leonard Pitts, Jr., argues that a "return to normal" is the last thing we need. reports that the police may be "Ringing" at your door.

At the Hartford Courant, Gary Yohe and Michael Mann discuss the other kind of climate change.

Ewan Morrison travels the Disinformation Superhighway.

And, finally, Tom Tomorrow reassures us that we can rest easy because Sherlock Trump is on the case.