Mitchell Drake

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A linguistic anthropologist explains why, um, “filler words” are OK to use

• It doesn’t address the many valuable functions these words play.<br>• It perpetuates a sneaky type of bias against women and young people.<p>Connectors like <i>and</i>, <i>or</i>, and <i>but</i><br>• Markers of time like <i>now</i>, <i>then</i>, and <i>next</i><br>• Words that show similarity and difference, including <i>like</i> and <i>unlike</i><br>• Cause-and-effect words like <i>then</i>,</i> …

Anthropology

'It Can't Happen Here' – and (so far) it hasn't

<i>The Dystopia Project is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to tell us under a Trump administration.</i> <i>We'll debrief</i> …

The Will Of The People? In Defence Of Democracy

How do we respect the will of the people when the people have no say, no control, and the very tools of democracy are being perverted and used …

Pat Robertson: Opposition To Trump Is Revolt Against God

February 15, 2017 by Michael Stone<p>Pat Robertson explains that those opposing Trump are really fighting against God.<p>Spinning a bizarre conspiracy on …

A Dishonest Rewriting of Democratic Racist History

The media is doing a terrible disservice to U.S. history, race relations, and the Democratic Party by dishonestly papering over the Democrats’ racist …

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Under President Trump, Christians Are No Longer “Second-Class Citizens”

February 2, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>Maybe the biggest lie to come out of <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s election is that Christians were finally going to get some …

'Warmer than Hell' clothing drive by Boston's Satanic Temple chapter promotes religious diversity

The Boston Chapter of the Satanic Temple worked with Second Chances to bring warmth to those in need in Cambridge and Somerville, titling their …

Trump is bad for the US games industry

There is no shortage of arguments to be made as to why the presidency of Donald Trump will be a moral, ethical, humanitarian, legal, and/or …

Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight …

Law Enforcement