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Willful Stupidity

I’ve been thinking about cognitive dissonance, ISIS, abuse of language, the Greek historian Thucydides, self-deception, Justice Antonin Scalia, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and cookies.

Where to start? 1,406 more words


'Seems a bit extreme': Ferguson protesters arrested at federal court house swabbed for DNA

At a keynote address in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday evening, Dr. Cornel West promised that “we are going to fill the jails tomorrow.” West kept his promise, with himself, Deray “I swear I’m not a paid agitator” McKesson and many more being arrested for crossing the barricades surrounding the Eagleton Court House, among other minor offenses. 635 more words


Column: Grown men, whining

Published on June 30, 2015.

Two “opinion pieces” made the rounds and generated enormous controversy in the last few days. One was a Facebook post by a University of the Philippines professor; the other a sharply worded dissenting opinion by a famous justice of the US Supreme Court. 1,002 more words

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Justice Ginsburg discusses the just-ended Term

Andrew Hamm Deputy Manager

Posted Mon, August 3rd, 2015 1:25 pm

On Wednesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke with one of her former clerks, Neil S. 1,085 more words