John Santos

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How (And When) To Think Like A Philosopher

As an undergraduate, I majored in philosophy — a purportedly useless major, except that it teaches you how to think, write and speak.<p>The skills I was learning from working through papers and arguments extended well beyond the coursework itself, yielding habitual patterns of reasoning that made me a …


Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis

The Marine general was welcomed as a moderating force in the Trump administration, but his moves to name Obama veterans to Pentagon posts are irritating allies in key committees.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for …

National Security

Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea

The Trump administration challenged China to do more to pull its ally North Korea back from the nuclear brink as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bluntly declared Friday that the United States will do whatever is necessary to prevent a North Korean attack.<p>“All options are on the table,” Tillerson …

North Korea

China Gloats as Trump Squanders U.S. Soft Power

Beijing sees ideological shift in Washington as something of a godsend<p>SHANGHAI—When the White House barred reporters from several media organizations, including the New York Times and CNN, from a briefing last week, Xinhua News Agency issued an urgent bulletin.<p>China is often excoriated in the West …



fan fiction


Oasis - Wonderwall (Club Killers Remix)


Better Better Off


Nas & Erykah Badu - This Bitter Land


S U R V I V E - A.H.B.

Happy Sometimes - Take Me Out

President Obama: Donald Trump's Nomination 'Says Something' About GOP

President Barack Obama in a new interview said Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate “says something” about how the GOP …

Russia, still dope


Ai Weiwei on Beijing: 'It's a prison for freedom of speech' - video

<b>A Guardian Cities / Tate special series</b><p>Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was born in Beijing but spent the first 18 years of his life in exile with his family. He now lives and works in the capital, far from the centre but under constant surveillance. In the first of this new series of short films, he …

Ai Weiwei

Extraordinary Photos of Things You’ll Barely Believe Exist

You may think you’ve seen it all, but sometimes the world’s downright weirdness or beauty can catch you off guard. Check out these incredible photos …

Why Can't Ted Stay Out Of The Emergency Room?

A 40-something patient I'll call Ted has a list of conditions that would have tongue-tied Carl Sagan. Even though I see Ted in my clinic every month, he still winds up visiting the emergency room 20 times per year.<p>Yes, 20.<p>Before he became my patient, he went even more frequently. So, the current …

'What I'm trying to do is do my job': Ted Cruz makes late-night debut

Sen. Ted Cruz made his first late-night TV appearance on Friday, discussing his growing national profile and reiterating his disapproval of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.<p>No sooner had Cruz, 42, sat down on the couch on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" than the host confronted …

Democrats Try To Tweak Health Care Law

Senate Democrats who supported passage of the Affordable Care Act have grown increasingly frustrated with the bumpy rollout of, the site Americans use to sign up for insurance. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who introduced the Keeping the Affordable Care …

Health Care

'Days Of Fire': The Evolution Of The Bush-Cheney White House

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney left office on Jan. 20, 2009, ending a consequential — and controversial — administration. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina were just some of the major events that …

Ask Ethan #10: Why is the Universe the same everywhere?

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden …

Chicago challenges WTC's claim to tallest U.S. building

The Second City — apparently tired of looking up at New York — could be conspiring to steal the title of the nation's tallest building.<p>A …