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Even the more optimistic earlier surveys may have been an undercount.
I’m not at all surprised that an abuse-of-power scandal is threatening to topple the Trump administration. I admit I’m a little surprised that it’s all happening so fast. I’ve already written about the deep and worrying ties between Trump and his cronies and Russia. It’s gotten even worse since then, with news that Trump disclosed [Read More...]
Last year, I mentioned that I was making an effort to read more science fiction and fantasy by female authors. I’m still working on that goal – I’m now up to 15 out of 100 – and here are two of the latest ones I’ve read from that list. Parable of the Sower by Octavia [Read More...]
Roark only cares about his buildings, not any people who may have been displaced to build them.
An intangible assurance of trustworthiness can't substitute for a tangible one.
We can remember the past without sending the message that its moral failings still represent us.
Even rationalists need people skills.
As bad as things are getting elsewhere in the U.S., my home state is quietly becoming a progressive mecca. First was the free public college plan that passed as part of the annual budget. But something much bigger is on the horizon. As of now, New York is on the verge of instituting statewide single-payer [Read More...]
Summary: We need all the brainpower we can get. Even in the darkest days of prejudice, when women and minorities were most oppressed and their talents denigrated, they’ve always been there, making crucial contributions to human progress. The only question is whether their achievements are preserved in the historical record, or whether they’re shunted into [Read More...]
How dare you offer me a job!
The difference between an apology and a marketing tactic.
There will always be a market for ideologies that tell people what they want to hear.
After a rainy, gloomy week where I live, the sun finally came out and the weather warmed up, and every plant and tree seems to have burst into bloom overnight. That includes these cherry trees, which exploded in dense bunches of pink flowers as if staging a fireworks display to usher in the spring: I [Read More...]
Alert the media: it's a joke in an Ayn Rand novel.
They know that slashing the safety net will plunge millions into poverty - and they're counting on it.
What privacy rights do the dead have that the living are bound to respect?
What should happen to a heroic creator when he's too old or ill to keep working?
A moon of Saturn joins the exclusive club of worlds with all the ingredients of life.
They perpetuate the fear, ignorance and shame around sex that allows rapists and predators to hide in the dark.
Don't know much about history.