It’s hard to be hopeful when the left seems to think we can pass gun laws by wishing and hoping, and that anger, nastiness, and personal attacks can defeat Trump. 1,023 more words
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“However unwilling a person who has a strong opinion may be to admit that his opinion might be false, he ought to be moved by this thought: however true it may be, if it isn’t fully, frequently and fearlessly discussed, it will be held as a dead dogma rather than as a living truth. 3,062 more words
Most research shows that we live in a far more peaceful time than previous periods in human history. It’s a complicated topic with a lot of incomplete data for a massively huge period of examination, but the current conventional wisdom follows from Dr. 315 more words
I’ve been reading about the rise of disability, eg NPR’s Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America:
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In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed… every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.
This is both good and bad news. Bad in the sense that the US empire, the leading killer in the world today, certainly needs to be abolished. 220 more words