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One more voice muted…! (A note from Diary- Tribute to Parveen Rahman & Abdul Waheed) Sahar Gul

One more voice muted…!  (A note from Diary- Tribute to Parveen Rahman & Abdul Waheed) Sahar Gul

I sank in trauma after getting the terrible news of killing of an incredibly self-effacing philanthropist working audaciously on a rather a perilous subject in an unsafe location (SITE, Orangi) of the city that virtually had been soaking in blood every second day! 434 more words

Social Issues

One obnoxious power holder vs another obnoxious power holder. The divine balance.

One obnoxious power holder vs another obnoxious power holder. The divine balance.

Government vs private.  Society vs the individual.  Security, health and welfare, economic security, provisions for infrastructure, food, clothing, shelter.  140 more words

Politics

Clashes, Sex, and Cognitive Dissonance

Later this month I’m giving two public presentations (one at a conference and one in a small, 10-person room) about a paper I’ve been working on for about six months (it gets moved around the burners depending on my workload). 614 more words

Atheism

Harvard Professor to Speak at Durham Lecture

The BYU Political Science Department will be hosting this year’s G. Homer Durham Lecture, with Roger Porter, IBM Professor of Business and Government at the… 173 more words

Hillary Clinton Won 6 Out of 6 Coin Tosses Last Night. Here's How Statistically Improbable That Is

The Iowa Democratic caucus vote count was so close last night, that at least 6 precincts were decided by flipping a coin — an obscure procedure in the Iowa caucus bylaws. 17 more words

Election

Trolley Problem

In this post I will explore various moral approaches to both action and inaction. The trolley problem centres around the moral responsibility of an individual towards their fellow people. 192 more words

Political Science

West African Black Rhinos. Extinct?!

The West African Black Rhinos are extinct. Or at least as far as science knows. Which, in this day and age is sad that a species could not be saved. 182 more words

Travel