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The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

MARGARET THATCHER

People

Why?!?

For how many times each of us has moaned, in true disbelief, ‘why is this happening to me?’. Or at all.

“I emerge from this conversation dumbfounded. 1,206 more words

Psychology

RUTH WISSE: THE OPTIMISTIC CONSERVATISM OF PASSOVER

By Ruth R. Wisse, The Wall Street Journal

I associate conservatism with optimism and its synonyms—hopefulness, sanguinity, positivity, and confidence. American Jews are often associated with a gutted liberalism, but that is a caricature. 868 more words

Religion

Where refugee solidarity & the alternative economy converge: the anarchist refugee centres of Athens

Beyond the bureaucracy of the Eurocrats, or the catastrophic mismanagement by the EU of the refugee ‘crisis’, or the xenophobic rants of the tabloid press, there is another Europe – the real Europe – a continent of Europeans who are compassionate and for whom social justice is not a political slogan but something that is practised every day and every week. 1,573 more words

Refugees

Bill Cosby, Rape Culture, and Individual Responsibility

On July 26th, 35 of Bill Cosby’s rape victims came forward to discuss their rapes and the culture that ignored their cries for help. A serial rapist going uncharged for years due to celebrity is indicative of a deeper cultural problem — one that treats rape as an innocent mistake rather than a violent crime. 751 more words

Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Feb 28-March 4, 2016

abortion exceptionalism: when women are denied access to abortion clinics because the clinics don’t meet health standards. Even if abortion clinics are far less likely to cause medical problems than, say, colonoscopy centers, they are being forced to meet higher health standards, thus placing an “undue burden” on women. 294 more words

Anchors

Teen shoots family because it's too early

Seriously? This story from The Washington Post is about a teenage boy who was so angry about being told to get ready for school he decided to get his handgun and shoot them. 709 more words

POLITICS