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A Brief Election Day Plea

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Election days in this country often feel like an unkept promise.  Yes, we can vote.  We have that much political liberty left.  But what exactly can we vote for?   On November 3rd, 2014,… Continue reading

Classified Periodical

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John Oliver investigates the chilling details of the U.S. drone program

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John Olliver’s Last Week Tonight does a good job of explaining exactly why Americans should be concerned about our drone program.  He draws on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as a resource, as did… Continue reading

The War Has Never Stopped

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The theatrics of war declarations and congressional resolutions can make it appear as if the United States is only just now restarting direct involvement in conflicts in the Middle East.  President Obama claimed… Continue reading

Introducing…

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Salon continues its obvious mission to discredit libertarians with anecdotal ad hominem

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Salon recently ran this piece, which chronicles a young man’s encounters with “discipauls” — feverishly extreme supporters of Ron Paul.  These fringe examples of people who consider themselves libertarian apparently turned the author… Continue reading

Book Review: Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach by Martha Nussbaum

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Creating Capabilities is an introductory text concerning the “Human Development Approach” or “Capability Approach” to national development.  The central question of this development perspective is this:  “What is each person able to do… Continue reading

Cartoon: “Broken Windows” Policing

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Friday Roundup!

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  Hey all, here is your afternoon diet of links to get you to the weekend! Sebastian’s Picks: The New Yorker — a searing essay by Jelani Cobb on “respectability politics,” race, culture, politics… Continue reading