Artist: Eastman Johnson

Just wanted to see this again . . . enjoy daylight savings. THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

A different kind of engineer: Boss Tweed

“It’s hard not to admire the skill behind Tweed’s system … The Tweed ring at its height was an engineering marvel, strong and solid, strategically deployed to control key power points: the courts, the legislature, the treasury and the ballot box. Its frauds had a grandeur of scale and an elegance of structure: money-laundering, profit…