The Angle: Human Barriers Edition

Student protestors from Howard University wait outside the White House in Washington on Sept. 21, 2011, for news on the case of Troy Davis, the Georgia death row inmate who was executed that month after an appeal went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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No matter what: Lara Bazelon rounds up examples of prosecutors who refuse to exonerate prisoners who are quite obviously innocent. They’re a diverse group and bizarrely stubborn.

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It works, though: The president has been embarrassing himself in public by making claims about his own intelligence, Will Saletan writes. At the same time, his White House has quietly been making policy breakthroughs, Jamelle Bouie adds—so it may not matter much how bad the president looks.


Still a joke: At CES this year, it became clear to April Glaser that although home assistants like Alexa have gained ground, the corporeal robots that are supposed to interact with us directly are still ridiculous and clumsy.

Where’s the video tho,

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