Propaganda 101: How To Defend A Massacre

An introductory course in massaging your crimes and dehumanizing your enemies…


Israel and the Passive Voice

The U.S. failure to acknowledge the causes of Palestinian suffering…


The Real “Dangerous” Ideas

The people challenging the political consensus are the ones you won’t hear about on television…


Pretty Loud For Being So Silenced

Critics of the left aren’t oppressed and they don’t believe in “rational debate.”


Why Can’t Prisoners Vote?

If we want to live in a democracy, we have to have universal suffrage. Period.


God Bless ContraPoints

One woman shows how to successfully use media to confront right-wing ideas…


Convincing You That Nothing Better Is Possible

Why it’s Actually Good if you die from a treatable disease because you can’t afford medicine…


There Is No Teacher Shortage

The problem isn’t that there are too few teachers, it’s that states are unwilling to pay the market rate…


The Kind Of People We Become

Socialist feminism isn’t about creating more individual rich people, but ensuring prosperity and security for all women…


What Being “Politically Incorrect” Actually Looks Like

Liberal feminist politics are not incompatible with “offensive” humor. It just depends on who you’re offending…


One Reason We Lose

How to compete against right-wing media…


The Prosecutorial Mentality

James Comey’s defense of mass incarceration is disgusting but predictable…


Complexity and Criminal Justice

The injustices that could be easily stopped and the ones that are more complicated…


How Neoliberalism Worms Its Way Into Your Brain

There is no other word for the bipartisan convergence around certain economic dogmas…


Attempting to Understand North Korea

The difficulty of making generalizations about what North Koreans are “really” like…


Why Does International Law Even Matter?

When the United States treats other countries with contempt, it threatens our fragile global peace…


Stray Thoughts: Meritocracy, Betsy DeVos, Racist Cartoons, Lefty Lincoln

Some questionable conclusions and light provocations…


When What’s Good For The World Is Bad For Business

Better hope your disease is one of the profitable ones!


I Resent The Fact That Wealthy Men I Have Never Met Are In Total Control Of My Fate

There is no reason to have a world in which the whims of Trump and Putin can decide the future of humanity…


Stray Thoughts: I.F. Stone, Vietnam, Sam Harris, Chinese Philosophy

Idle musings: Should majorities rule? Are “rationalists” rational? Is it good to be childlike?