Politics

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.

Why Americans Need to Give Trump a Shot

Why Americans Need to Give Trump a Shot

Donald Trump may seem like the last person in the world who could unify us, but one has to admit: he's shown a knack for exceeding expectations. 

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland world...

Jefferson’s 1801 Inaugural Address is Perfect for 2017

Jefferson’s 1801 Inaugural Address is Perfect for 2017

Would President Trump, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents do well to put the recent past behind and take Jefferson’s sage advice to heart?

Obama's Going to Get Paid

Obama's Going to Get Paid

His current net worth is $12.2 million. But that's just the beginning. 

The Oldest Rhetorical Trick in the Book

The Oldest Rhetorical Trick in the Book

It's time we got beyond this commonly employed logical fallacy.

PolitiFact Flubs Betsy DeVos Fact-Check

PolitiFact Flubs Betsy DeVos Fact-Check

PolitiFact claimed the '‘clear and convincing’ standard is used in criminal trials.”  It's not.

Betsy DeVos' Support for Due Process on Campuses Draws Attack

Betsy DeVos' Support for Due Process on Campuses Draws Attack

Critics are riled that the Education Secretary nominee supports an organization opposed to mandates that undermine due process on college campuses.

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

It first made its appearance during the sexual revolution, but has now been taken to a whole new level.
 

Is There Room For Pro-Life Women in the Women's Rights Movement?

Is There Room For Pro-Life Women in the Women's Rights Movement?

Media wrestle with who belongs in a ‘women’s march’.

Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

Many women find themselves terrified of raising male children in 'Trump's America.' 

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

In an age in which sexual and racial identity dominate American politics, it’s a question that seemed to be on a lot of minds.

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful? 

Zoe Saldana Says Trump Won Because Liberals ‘Became Bullies’
My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

“Here it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I’m supposed to be all upset that Trump attacked John Lewis...."

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.

9 Truths MLK Taught us about Peace and Nonviolence

9 Truths MLK Taught us about Peace and Nonviolence

Important words to remember during these difficult times.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

Populism Has Finally Beat Progressivism

Populism Has Finally Beat Progressivism

With a Trump presidency at hand an inescapable historical irony deserves to be noted.

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

It's a pervasive idea in politics, art, and culture.

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

Is it time to do away with hyphenated hate?

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

It can teach a crucial lesson on the importance of tax visibility. 

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