That's What He Read (Sunday Links)

Every Sunday (or thereabouts) I share some of my favorite stories that I came across in the preceding week. There's no common theme (at least not that I can discern) beyond the fact that I found them all to be interesting.

Jeff Ruby, "What About Bob?" Chicago, 22 January 2015.

  • Bob Odenkirk is wonderful. Is the world finally getting around to realizing this? (It appears the answer is "yes.")

Christopher D. Lewis, "The Thin Blue Line, Then and Now." The Walrus, 29 January 2015.

  • A former OPP Commissioner shares his perspective on "mission creep" within Canadian police forces.

Coral Davenport and Marjorie Connelly, "Most Republicans Say They Back Climate Action, Poll Finds." New York Times, 30 January 2015.

  • "In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll also found that two-thirds of Americans said they were more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change."

Joe Pinsker, "Why Can't Public Transit Be Free?" The Atlantic, 29 January 2015.

  • "Perhaps the cost of public transportation shouldn't be looked at from an angle of reducing traffic and emissions .... Maybe free public transit should be thought of not as a behavioral instrument, but as a right; poorer citizens have just as much of a privilege to get around conveniently as wealthier ones."