Politics

The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

If they don't, they won't survive.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

People of Color Can't Be Racist Says New College Guide

People of Color Can't Be Racist Says New College Guide

There is some disagreement on what racism actually is. So let's look at the history.  

My Kindergartner Was Told Trump Was Going to Kill ‘All the Girls in the U.S.’

My Kindergartner Was Told Trump Was Going to Kill ‘All the Girls in the U.S.’

We don't use rhetoric responsibly in 21st century America. 

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

There is a lot of information out there in regards to the executive order on refugees--and a lot of it is wrong.

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

This is why a country like the U.S. needs to educate people in rhetoric. 

Common Sense Is Getting Lost in the Immigration Debate

Common Sense Is Getting Lost in the Immigration Debate

If we think of the nation as a family rather than as a machine or algorithm, it helps to put a lot of our problems in perspective. 

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?

How to Raise Kids to Be Leaders—Not Twitter Trolls

How to Raise Kids to Be Leaders—Not Twitter Trolls

The supreme advantage of debate is that it compels a man to think. A man is not a man unless he is a thinker—he is a fool having no ideas of his own.

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

A conservative pundit recently made the claim that "America is currently fighting its Second Civil War."

The State Department's Entire Senior Level of Management Just Resigned

The State Department's Entire Senior Level of Management Just Resigned

Did Rex Tillerson’s job just get much harder? Or easier?

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

A poll circulating online claims nearly three out of four Californians oppose sanctuary cities. But is the poll legit?

Is Schooling a Public Good?

Is Schooling a Public Good?

A public good, according to the economic definition, must satisfy two conditions.

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

It comes directly from Chuck Palahniuk’s book, on which David Fincher’s 1997 film is based. 

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy… 

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait points to studies that show rioting makes America more conservative.

It’s called the Executive Branch

It’s called the Executive Branch

Stop panicking about the “gag order” or “censorship” of federal agencies like the EPA. 

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Kate Middleton has done an exceptional job of making motherhood glam again. ... Like Middleton, Ivanka has allowed herself to be defined by motherhood.

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Politics is not a sport. You don't have to pick a side to cheer for. 

Politics Will Make You Dumber

Politics Will Make You Dumber

One of America's most iconic humorists came to believe politics was the end-all-be-all of everything.  And it ruined him.

Edward Snowden Welcomes Trump Press Secretary with Blistering Tweet

Edward Snowden Welcomes Trump Press Secretary with Blistering Tweet

If you thought the NSA whistleblower was looking to play nice with the Trump administration, you were wrong.  

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

For propaganda to be effective, it requires submissive subjects.

Partisanship and the Reason Each Side Thinks the Other Side is Crazy

Partisanship and the Reason Each Side Thinks the Other Side is Crazy

It’s related to something called information avoidance.

What We're In For with Trump

What We're In For with Trump

In this morning's speech, 25% of the things he said were good ideas... 25% were outright lies.

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls. 

Betsy DeVos' Secret (and Paradoxical) Weapon

Betsy DeVos' Secret (and Paradoxical) Weapon

The Education Secretary nominee doesn’t have an advanced degree or a wealth of professional education experience—and that could help her succeed.

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