Fox News and the human brain
The human brain hasn’t evolved much in 20,000 years. This is not a good thing, given we no longer live as we did 20,000 years ago. And there was no Fox News back then, either. All they had to worry about were sabre-tooth tigers.
another election. do i care?
Another Election Day, another result I don’t like. Unlike past elections, I’m not going to let this bother me.
The American Experiment Cannot Fail
American constitutional democracy is often called an “experiment”. Here’s the thing about experiments, though: They cannot fail.
When do we panic?
Panic feels like it’s the right way to feel at times, especially in this god-awful year of 2020. Panic, however, is never the right choice, unless failure and doom are your goals. Not submitting to panic means finding another way to cope.
Oregon Vote-by-mail: why it works
Oregon pioneered Vote-by-Mail. After a few cycles, it worked so well that we made it the only way for Oregonians to vote. (Well, you can visit your county elections division and cast a ballot; I did that once when I’d move and my ballot didn’t catch up with me.) Today, the state even pays postage. After twenty-plus years, Oregonians love VBM: it’s secure, it’s convenient, it lets you cast an informed ballot, and it give us one of the highest voting rates in the county. Here’s the deets on why Oregons Vote-by-Mail system is so incredible. Ballots “drop” 20 days…
ideology, compassion, self
Telling people like trump and Fox News to go to hell is defensible; their actions are inhumane and purposefully so. But their supporters and viewers? Tens of millions of Americans who have nothing to gain and so much to lose – they can go to hell? This is a difficult question.
normal は、さよなら
We’ve lived with a toxic “normal” for centuries. It hasn’t done us a lot of good. Now we face multiple threats to our existence. Thanks, normal.
compassion: as simple as life itself
What we are seeing in the current Black Lives Matter movement is a shift towards compassion, individually and collectively.
Failures of liberalism: humans
Liberalism, as a political philosophy, is one of the best of human inventions. The problem has always been that it has had to be implemented by humans, and that means its imperfections will eventually surface and, unless sufficient steps are taken to address the resultant problems, the programs – and the ideals – of liberalism will be threatened.
enough of the fear
Fearing a bad outcome is a terrible way to move forward in politics. Even with bad outcomes possible, I refuse to let fear control me; I’m committed to believing in my beliefs all the way.
capital vs wealth
We call the United States a capitalist economy, but we’ve become a wealth-hoarding oligarchy. This is a failure of capitalism and a danger to our future.
one reason. the only reason.
If she were Edward, and not Elizabeth, “he” would have the nomination wrapped up.
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