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Antonin Scalia was wrong about the meaning of ‘bear arms’

<i>Dennis Baron is a professor of English and linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.</i><p>For most of its history, the Second Amendment protected a collective right to gun ownership connected to service in the militia. This is fairly clear from the text, which says: “A well regulated …

Guns

Account-Based Marketing and Inside Sales Are a Match Made in Heaven

Proliferating digital comms platforms have made 'inside sales,' or remote sales, the prime mover in B2B and tech sales. Whatever your company's sector, it's expected to eclipse traditional sales by 2020.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advent of the internet has …

Marketing

This column will probably change your mind

Will this essay — or the op-eds nearby — change your mind?<p>The traditional op-ed may seem quaint compared with tweetstorms, tell-all interviews and cable news shouting sessions. Skeptics may be forgiven for dismissing this medium as old-fashioned and ineffective. We have new evidence, however, that …

Critical Thinking

The Windrush scandal unmasks the colonial attitudes of British Conservatives

To understand why UK pensioners are threatened with deportation, we need to understand what imperialism was, and what it did.<p>When Amber Rudd …

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – fascinating study of disbelief

There is an old story of two atheists in Northern Ireland who expressed relief that they had risen above the religious rivalry of their contemporaries. Then one defined himself as a “Protestant atheist” and the other as a “Catholic atheist” and they split apart. The serious point here is that there …

Atheism

Pain is the reward: Here’s what pundits keep getting wrong about Trump and his supporters

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster/Getty/Nicholas Kamm/Salon)</b><p>Trump’s voters are suffering. They still love him. Mainstream journalists lack any understanding of this pathology<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 13, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is not a real populist. His plans and those of his Republican allies--both already …

First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute.<p>"Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," Desmond says. "Eviction is a …

Housing

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers made me feel special. They gave me gifts, moneys, cigarettes and sweets. When I was 13 I ran away from home and soon found …

Homelessness

Can it Happen Here? review: urgent studies in rise of authoritarian America

The 17 thinkers who have contributed to this new collection of essays come down firmly on all sides of its central question: is the United States destined to become an authoritarian state? Multiple points of view are expressed by the book’s editor, Cass Sunstein, alone.<p>In his introduction, Sunstein …

Donald Trump

Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind

Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal adventures, sometimes at tedious length. But if you understand what goes on inside the brain as dreams take their course, they start to make a lot more sense. And dreams are …

Sleep

Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump

This could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook that Trump is not a choir boy.<p>Social scientists have a number of theories on why President Donald Trump captured the votes of 80 percent of white evangelical Protestants in the 2016 election, much more than his support from any other …

Religion

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back

Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since the early 1990s, when Republicans began waging a relentless, brutal, and completely one-sided war, systematically using their lawmaking power to …

Political Science

The Easter Effect and How It Changed the World

The first Christians were baffled by what they called ‘the Resurrection.’ Their struggle to understand it brought about astonishing success for their faith<p>In the year 312, just before his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge won him the undisputed leadership of the Roman Empire, Constantine …

Christianity

Jesus Died Only to Rise Again. Where Did the Concept of the Resurrection Come From?

To Homer, as to the rest of the ancient world, what became the Christian idea of personal resurrection was preposterous. “You must endure, and not be brokenhearted,” Achilles tells Priam in the 24th book of the “Iliad,” perhaps the West’s most moving evocation of the tragic nature of life. …

Theology

Trump distracts America from the task of facing three existential threats

As Trump forces America’s attention span to shrink, we are unable to address the threats that could fundamentally endanger American national security<p>Donald Trump’s daily assaults on American democracy and the pillars of America’s role in the world are disastrous – and they are also distracting …

Political Science

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Why are white men stockpiling guns?

Research suggests it’s largely because they’re anxious about their ability to protect their families<p>Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more households have guns than ever before — …

As Americans become more educated, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction

Americans are pursuing higher education at growing rates, but those without a college education are increasingly finding a home in the GOP.<p>According to new data released by the Pew Research Center, higher educational attainment is increasingly associated with Democratic Party affiliation and …

Demographics

Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

For years, religion scholar Bart Ehrman wanted to write a book about the early spread of Christianity, but he shied away from it because the topic seemed too big.<p>Eventually, Ehrman decided that the massive scope is what made the project so compelling: "The entire history of the West was transformed …

Theology

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends gathered round. “She asked me to lie next to her. She had a smile on her face, and then she went …

Motor Neurone Disease

American support for authoritarian rule has dropped for the first time in 23 years

For a country that prides itself on democracy, the US has plenty of citizens who think there might be better forms of government. According to a March 13 poll from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, one in four Americans think it would be good to have a “strong leader” who does not have to …

The three crises of liberal democracy

Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, when an older fish swims by and says “Morning boys, how’s the water?” After the old fish swims away, one …

Political Science

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Early Christianity

Emerging from a small sect of Judaism in the 1st century CE, early Christianity absorbed many of the shared religious, cultural, and intellectual …

Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs

<i>Paul Krugman took questions from readers about trade after President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Here are his answers to some of the hundreds of questions he received. — By the Editors</i><p><i>1. Literally every small consumer item I buy is made in China. Please explain</i> …

Economics

A Cautionary Tale For Tech Giants From The Age Of Railroads

The Gilded Age’s anti-monopolists believed that a democracy’s economy should be judged not only–nor even primarily–by its financial output.<p>Late 19th-century Americans loved railroads, which seemed to eradicate time and space, moving goods and people more cheaply and more conveniently than ever …

Only 3% Of Prospects Are Ready: What To Do With The Rest?

One of the toughest parts of in sales is qualifying interest of buyers. Most of us become excited at even the littlest sign of interest from a …

Faith

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …