Group Highlight: A tribute to High Feedback


For 16 years, High Feedback has been a nightly function, bringing the day’s greatest, most insightful, wittiest, and most informational feedback from story readers to the Each day Kos Group. Through the years, it is also nurtured its personal neighborhood of regulars and newcomers, birthing friendships and alliances whereas serving to foster what’s nice concerning the Each day Kos Group: Its sense of shared objective, frequent values, and mutual respect. The troll-rating methods that helped to develop our Group moderation system have served their objective and handed on to their closing reward. What stays is a nightly roundup of nice feedback, a list of the feedback which are highest-rated for the day, and an assemblage of the day’s greatest photos. Its mission in the present day is “to nourish neighborhood by rounding up among the web site’s greatest, funniest, most mojo’d & most informative commentary.”

To appoint an excellent remark, ship it to topcomments (at) gmail or to the Top Comments group mailbox by 9:30 PM ET. The High Feedback wranglers like it once you embody a fast rationalization about why you suppose it is nice in addition to your username to allow them to credit score you. To affix within the enjoyable, simply meet the moderator in story feedback.

Talking of nice, the workforce discovered some terrific reads this week. Group Highlight’s Rescue Rangers learn each story revealed by Group writers. After we uncover superior work that isn’t receiving the eye it deserves, we rescue it to our group blog and publish a weekly assortment—like this one—every Saturday at 7:30 PM PT. Rescue priorities and actions had been defined in a earlier edition: Community Spotlight: Rescuing your excellent stories for over 14 years. 


WOW2 explores occasions which have formed historical past and celebrates those that adopted the recommendation that “well-behaved ladies seldom make historical past” in WOW2: Mid-March’s trailblazing women and events in our history, 2021. Officebss writes concerning the ladies who made historical past between March 11 and March 21, from 1279 to 2021, amongst them large-living nun Mary of Woodstock, coloratura Anna Bochkoltz, author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, actor Dorothy Gish, newspaper proprietor Dorothy Schiff, archaeologist Marion Stirling Pugh, microbiologist Charlotte Good friend, feminist theorist Griselda Pollock, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and Legal professional Basic Janet Reno, amongst others. Moreover, she paperwork breakthrough authorized circumstances involving crimes towards ladies. “The aim of WOW2 is to study and honor ladies of feat, together with many who’ve been ignored or marginalized in many of the historical past books, and to mark moments in ladies’s historical past. It additionally serves as a reference archive of girls’s historical past.” Officebss, creator of 544 tales, is a “left-handed feminist,” obsessive reader, and phrase lover.

The ultimate installment of a Beowulf minicourse analyzes a brand new translation of the venerable epic in The Language of the Night: Beowulf for a new century by … um, me. Poet Maria Dahvana Headley goes to the guts of the unique language to write down a translation that honors the tenth century whereas talking to the twenty first. A part of her challenge has been to reevaluate characters who’re often portrayed as monsters, and to disclose the male bias within the narrative of extra conventional translations. “My very own experiences as a lady,” Headley writes, “inform me it’s very doable to be mistaken for monstrous when one is barely doing as males do: offering for and defending oneself.” I write on a wide range of matters, together with the Readers and Ebook Lovers collection “The Language of the Night time,” some stuff about historical past, and unorthodox outdated home restore.

Irrespective of how we really feel about it, the way in which the U.S. is ready as much as apportion Congressional seats is not more likely to change. In My view on redistricting, stevk seems to be into the political geographical future to find out how the apportionment following the 2020 census will shake out, breaking down the picks into classes: A lot Higher (for us), Barely Higher (once more for us), A lot Worse, Barely Worse, No Affect and Unclear. He supplies a thumbnail sketch of every state, dipping into the “whys” of reapportionment, and predicts an consequence “total not nice for (Democrats) because the (Republicans) have a roughly 55 seat edge in whole variety of seats which are ‘optimistic’ for them. It’s significantly higher than in 2010, nevertheless.” In all, the author forecasts a tough electoral combat forward. A member of Each day Kos since 2006, that is stevk’s first story and first rescue.

When you’re a daily reader of Each day Kos, you most likely already suppose that Science will save the economy. Actually, as first-time diarist Tanglebox reviews, there’s a latest instance of that occuring. Keep in mind the Antarctic ozone “gap?” Inside 11 years of preliminary worldwide motion, and with a number of recalibrations to strengthen the hassle, chlorofluorocarbons, the primary damaging agent, had been eradicated worldwide. Tanglebox hopes that the newfound, mainstream information of phrases like “genome sequencing” and “viral protein spike” are indicators that the broader public will regain an appreciation for the “robustness of science,” and the way it helped start the tip of a world pandemic. Tanglebox has been a member since 2018 and that is their first diary.

Hey, Boomer could be a praise. Philly526, a Boomer born in 1946, shares why she wears that label with pleasure. Whereas she agrees that Boomers have a lot to be taught from youthful generations, she additionally remembers how a lot her technology stood for, how a lot they protested, how a lot they questioned authority, and the way a lot they drove change. She closes with a plea to the subsequent technology: Do not “marginalize any group as a consequence of race, faith, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation—or age … Do not assume our age alerts incompetence or apathy. Do not relegate us to disengaged observers. Now we have historical past and expertise to share. Now we have tales to inform and views solely lengthy lives could make related. Share your journey with us. We could shock you.” An incredible-grandmother with an web connection and the flexibility to make use of it, Philly526 has been rescued thrice.

In An Asian woman’s voice and vision for America, TaraGreen argues that the U.S. is regressing in regard to each ladies’s rights and rights for folks of shade. Though the Atlanta capturing was brutal, she writes that “what got here afterward because the response to the capturing was much more deadly,” by searching for to make the murdered Asian ladies chargeable for the assassin’s actions. She provides that, “As a result of some very highly effective males and a few very highly effective machines on this nation regard different folks, different traditions, different perception methods, and different international locations—together with the land, the forest, rivers and oceans, aka, Mom Earth—as the identical means they see Asian ladies: as topics to be bullied and killed, objects to be exploited and discarded.” TaraGreen has authored 5 tales. That is her first rescue.

“People who find themselves upset appear to suppose the problem is an unwillingness to work laborious or make sacrifices to repay the money owed, or maybe that we made silly choices and have nobody accountable however ourselves for the predicament and now wish to be bailed out of our simply desserts. It’s extremely insulting, however once more I imagine it comes from ignorance of the information of the state of affairs.” In Why we need student loan debt relief: One man’s story of deception, fraud, and consequences, Toro Blanco tells a story of desperation, false hope and, as a substitute of a ladder out of poverty, a school that fraudulently traps its college students right into a lifetime of debt and unattainable reimbursement schedules, demonstrating why “pupil mortgage debt cancellation isn’t a nasty factor, it’s barely even a very good begin. In circumstances like mine, not solely will it not repair the whole lot, it’ll barely repair something … however you’ll perceive, I’m positive, if I inform you I really feel like I deserve my a refund.” Fort Value resident Toro Blanco has authored 66 tales for Each day Kos.

Goodwhich notes that the Biden-Harris administration is doing now what the Obama-Biden administration ought to have executed years in the past: Educate the general public concerning the ACA. That lack of schooling has left too many Individuals unaware that More than 10 years later, Obamacare is still there. Impressed by the instance of the shutdown of a Basic Motors auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Goodwhich discusses the way in which too lots of the staff needed to make agonizing life selections as a result of they believed their insurance coverage was tied to their employment. “This exhibits once more the issue of linking your medical health insurance to your employer: When your employment goes away, so does your insurance coverage.” Not so anymore, and with the latest amendments to the ACA that strengthen the regulation’s protections and make it extra reasonably priced, extra Individuals must know their household’s well being is not depending on an employer’s enterprise choices. Goodwhich has authored 28 tales. That is their first rescue.

Counting up all of the issues that haven’t occurred since one man in Las Vegas shot greater than 800 folks and murdered 60 within the largest mass capturing in U.S. historical past, Elixa tells the story of a rustic paralyzed by a robust few in Three years, 5 months, a score and 4 … Not “good guys with weapons, not civilian vigilance and background checks, not a SWAT workforce that took 90 minutes to find the shooter, nothing was ample to counter one man with 24 totally different weapons.” One man who shot himself earlier than being taken down “as a result of he had deliberate to do this all alongside. He had deliberate this terror assault for months.” Elixa reminds us that blaming mentally ailing folks for this sort of violence is simply the most recent dodge to maintain us frozen, and to maintain “these weapons supposed for navy utilization … nonetheless simply attainable by unusual folks.” Elixa has authored 36 tales, and that is her second rescue.

On its a hundred and tenth anniversary, new Kossack Honkette pays tribute to a tragedy that birthed a labor motion in Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The day’s occasions had been horrific, resulting in the deaths of 146 folks, a lot of whom burned to demise whereas others leaped from home windows. However Honkette reminds us that, by the requirements of the time, the manufacturing facility was not thought-about a sweatshop, however an organization with respectable working circumstances. The abuses and failures at Triangle “led on the finish to a big bundle of laws that handled many points: security, sanitation, employment of youngsters and extra. The top of the American Federation of Labor, Samuel Gompers, stated the laws was astonishing in scope, however it should not be forgotten that girls needed to be burned to demise for it.” That is Honkette’s first story and first rescue.

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