A medical dictionary defines obsession as a “persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling.”
And that is exactly how people are about “feel good” ideas. 96 more words
As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary — a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen — the U.S. 3,069 more words
I’ve been thinking about newspapers lately, and their most recent avatar, TV news, both the network and the cable kind. What intrigues me most about this use of prose is that it mainly dwells on catastrophes, setbacks, misfortune and misery. 1,074 more words
We should end mass incarceration laws and spend the savings on education and social welfare programs.
In some ways, the term “mass incarceration” is a misnomer. 1,269 more words