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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief ...
Do We Trust Either Of Them Anymore?

Which Came First: Hatred of Politicians or the Press?

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group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief descriptions of the survivors and decide which would make the cut. The one thing that everyone in the [&hellip
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A few days ago our country observed Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for military personnel who gave their lives in service of our country, and in November we’ll have Veterans Day in honor of all who have served in our ...
Our Veterans deserve better

The VA is still Very Awful

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s ago our country observed Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for military personnel who gave their lives in service of our country, and in November we’ll have Veterans Day in honor of all who have served in our armed forces. These days are important, our veterans deserve recognition, and every day they [&hellip
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Read any news story or watch just 60 seconds of a Trump rally and it won’t take you long to realize that humans are just the worst. We are terrible. How are we in charge of all the other animals? We’re not the top of the ...
How Are We In Charge Of Anything More Serious Than Choosing Pizza Toppings?

Humans Are The Worst

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news story or watch just 60 seconds of a Trump rally and it won’t take you long to realize that humans are just the worst. We are terrible. How are we in charge of all the other animals? We’re not the top of the food chain—we rank the same as anchovies and pigs—but [&hellip
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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified ...
International House of Sexist Asshats

It’s A Small Sexist World After All

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national Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified sisters because we all deal with the fact that the betesticled among us truly do run this joint. On [&hellip
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This week in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use ...
There is legislation right now that could reduce deadly police encounters.

The Escalating Need For De-escalation

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in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use de-escalation training and techniques in order to continue to receive certain federal grant money. The bill is based on reco
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I have the terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole ...
All just a little bit of history repeating...

Top 4 Signs You’re About to Elect a Dictator

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e terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole Godwin’s Law scenario, but I sometimes wonder if we’ve desensitized ourselves [&hellip
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It was clear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it ...
No, It Does Not Go Without Saying

The Bern Left Me Cold

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ear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it shouldn’t be surprising that now not only do Republican campaign events end in violence and threats; now the Democrats [&hellip
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On May 10 New York legislators introduced a bill to legalize medical aid-in-dying. Similar legislation is being considered in other states and earlier this year California became the fifth state to legalize the practice, ...
This could be the year that finally starts to change

Too Few States Allow Medical Aid In Dying

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 New York legislators introduced a bill to legalize medical aid-in-dying. Similar legislation is being considered in other states and earlier this year California became the fifth state to legalize the practice, which allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients if certain specific criteria are met. The Califo
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In the latest sign of end times, Florida vigilante George Zimmerman wants to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old unarmed African-American boy. As if that wasn’t horrific enough, Zimmerman ...
Step 1: Open Your Ears and Mind More Than Your Mouth

How To Talk About Race Without Being An Asshat

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test sign of end times, Florida vigilante George Zimmerman wants to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old unarmed African-American boy. As if that wasn’t horrific enough, Zimmerman wants to use the money from the auction to challenge the Black Lives Matter movement. After I stopped repeatedly [&hellip
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