Winter Colds & The New Yorker State of Mind

Selection from Paul Steinberg’s 1976 New Yorker; Daily Yonder

Well, last week we experienced some major technical problems and this week your humble editor is weathering a winter cold. I’ll be brief today, in the hopes that we can get back on track Tuesday with the schedule of pieces planned to take us up to the close of the year.
In the midst of last week’s period offline, there were a number of excellent articles published on The Daily Yonder: Julie Ardery brought The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project to light and multiple writers covered facets of rural America’s disabled population here and here (rates of disability are 80% higher in rural areas). 

Today Bill Bishop has produced a response to a New Yorker “Talk of the Town” piece on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline (the Yonder led they way in covering this issue over the last few months) – it’s a must-read analysis of how the New Yorker minimized the outpouring of civic action by Nebraska citizens and lawmakers and instead suggests that Bill McKibben and a handful of environmentalists stopped the planned course of the pipeline.