“‘Hand in My Pocket’ is a rock song by Canadian recording artist and songwriter Alanis Morissette, for her third studio album, Jagged Little Pill (1995). The song was written by Morissette and Glen Ballard, and was released as the second single from the album. The song was released on October 31, 1995, nearly five months after the album release. ‘Hand in My Pocket’ received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who applauded Morissette’s songwriting.” (Wikipedia)
I always thought Alanis Morissette got more crap than she deserved for her music. She had a great voice and fairly solid lyrics, for the 90’s, plus her music was catchy. She was never, like, a huge favorite of mine, but I always liked her. You can check out the lyrics here.
I’ve got a stack of great reading here, including the rundown on the House GOP’s assault on Obamacare and regulation in general, an interesting thing about Donald Trump and fascism, science communication, and more.
- Washington Post: Claiming mandate, GOP Congress lays plans to propel sweeping conservative agenda [News]
- TPM: State Level Dems Frustrated with DNC [News]
- FiveThirtyEight: Obamacare Has Increased Insurance Coverage Everywhere [News/Analysis]
- New York Magazine: Paul Ryan Introduces New Rules Banning Lawmaker Livestreaming [News]
- Politico: Experts: Ryan’s livestream crackdown may be unconstitutional [News]
- Rolling Stone: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards: ‘We Will Not Go Without a Fight’ [News]
- ProPublica: Rick Perry’s Texas Giveaways [News]
- Vox: Donald Trump isn’t a fascist [Expert Opinion]
- Southern Fried Science: When I talk about Climate Change, I don’t talk about science. [Blog by Scientist]
- Reuters: With one bill, Republicans fast track plan to undo Obama regulations [News]
- BuzzFeed News: The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers [News]
- Reuters: U.S. spy chief ‘resolute’ on Russia cyber attack, differs with Trump [News]
- Wired: A Timeline of Trump’s Strange, Contradictory Statements on Russian Hacking [News]
- Reuters: U.S. obtained evidence after election that Russia leaked emails: officials [News]
- OpenSecrets.org: A House rules change you didn’t hear much about – and prosecutors won’t like [News]
- Vox: Trump has been slamming US intel agencies. They just fired back. [News/Opinion]
- Politifact: What would the impact be if the Affordable Care Act is repealed? [News/Analysis]
- New York Times: Why Rural America Voted for Trump [Opinion]
Quote of the Week
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling.