Monthly Archives: July 2016

All lives will matter

Anyone who has experienced childbirth can attest to this fact: no great change comes into the world without pain. From our earliest origins as a nation we have been torn by a fundamental contradiction between our ideals and our reality.

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Posted in Civil Rights, Uncategorized

Link Roundup, 7/8/2016

From The New York Times: June hiring surge continues long streak of growth. From The Verge: While Google steals the headlines, Microsoft is quietly betting on AI. From the NSIDC: New record low for June Arctic Sea Ice. From Vanity Fair:

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Do not stab the Nazis

When is it OK to attack a Nazi? This should be a dumb question, but the Trump campaign has awkwardly placed this moral conundrum at the center of our political system. After months spent encouraging his supporters (including many Neo-Nazis) to

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Posted in Election 2016, Uncategorized

Democracy’s Boaty McBoatface problem

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Like many disasters, it began with a great promotional idea. Britain’s leading environmental science institute was about to

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Posted in Political Theory, Politics of Crazy, Uncategorized

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