…ering. Joy may be drawn out by a moment, or an event, or a job well done, but it beams from within. It is the inner light that beats back the ache, melancholia, rage, and darkness. It is an act of rebellion, a “fuck you” to all who hope to extinguish that which glimmers inside. This is your fundamental essence — all you need to do is hold it, nurture it, and let it wash over …
…that permits a man (or woman) to kill another person. Not even for the pretended crime of abortion. I note that the Jewish believed that life comes with the first breath, a very different conclusion than some Christians have reached.
…l frameworks, shaped by our experiences and prejudices. None of them can be understood as absolute. But at the same time, we have to remember that some of these tunnels are a whole lot closer to reality than others. It’s up to us to choose the most constructive and compassionate ones to inhabit.
As Americans, this has always been our disgraceful origin, yet we continue to agree to go along because the game comes in a shiny new box and has only a handful of new rules or amendments which, ironically, point directly at the crimes against humanity the game protected.
… fake news entrepreneurs aren’t the only people trying to meet the demand for this kind of content. The most worrisome misinformation in U.S. politics remains the old-fashioned kind: false and misleading statements made by elected officials who dominate news coverage and wield the powers of government. As 2016 illustrated, the costs of making unsupported claims are low in highly partisan contexts, wh…
Democrats are the sole sponsors of this bill, and with their gains in the House last night, they are now in a much better position to promote the Fair Representation Act through committees in Congress and get it to the floor for a vote. This, in my opinion, should be the first thing they do.
…sts have found that worldwide, we’re not growing enough of the good food we need to live well, too. When millions of people replace processed food with whole food, we deprive big food processing companies (think Kellog, General Mills, Keebler) of their profits. With less profits on hand, there is less money they can use to influence legislation and regulatory agencies.
…t society that still treated women as figures who were to be seen as the keys to our male pleasure. Consent was whether the woman would allow the man to get what he wanted, rather than a process through which two adults mutually decide what they want.