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Twitter to join SP 500, shares up 4% after hours

Jun 4, 2018<br>7:54 PM<p>President Donald Trump on Monday canceled his invitation for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House on Tuesday after a number of players said they would skip the meeting to protest Trump.<p>Jun 4, 2018<br>5:51 PM<p>Cerberus Capital Management on Monday offered …

General Electric

Aristotle's Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. Preliminaries<p>Aristotle wrote two ethical treatises: the <i>Nicomachean Ethics</i> and the <i>Eudemian Ethics</i>. He does not himself use either of these titles, …

Stanford University

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

We passed a couple of major milestones on 1st August: the SFE is now over 4.5 million words, of which John Clute’s own contribution has now exceeded …

Adam Jackson: Do articles about “alternative debate” reinforce white supremacy?

Do articles about “alternative debate” reinforce white supremacy? Jessica Carew Kraft in her article about the emergence of “altern...

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Hacking Traditional College Debate's White-Privilege Problem

Minority participants aren't just debating resolutions—the<p>It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d recite academic arguments for and …

ALA releases their list of the most challenged books of 2013 » MobyLives

Hide your kids! Captain Underpants can stll be found in the nation’s libraries.<p>The <b>American Library Association</b> just released their annual “State of …

Charlie Chaplin, monster

A review of Peter Ackroyd’s Charlie Chaplin. His films may have been all sweetness and light – but Chaplin's ego had few limits<p>No actual birth certificate for Charles Spencer Chaplin has ever been found. The actor himself drew a blank when he went on a rummage in Somerset House. The latest research …

Millennial Speech & Debate

Video: Penn and Teller Versus the Anti-Vaxxers

The anti-vaccine crazies should watch this mildly obscene Penn and Teller clip. If hard science won’t persuade them, perhaps rubber balls, bowling …

The 15 Quirkiest Country Music Song Titles

More by Jeryl<p>Some of the greatest storytellers have been country music artists. Think about Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces,” or Hank …

The Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. What happened next in these 8 states will not shock you.

Voters waiting to vote at Wagner Middle School in New York City, Nov 6, 2012.Jeff DaPuzzo/Flickr<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

William Faulkner’s Hollywood Odyssey

The biggest name in Southern lit didn’t spend his whole life in Mississippi<p><i>In 1932, a rising writer from Mississippi found himself amid the bright lights and dry heat of Tinseltown, at the start of what would become a lengthy dalliance with the screenwriting biz. In the wilds of L.A., Faulkner met</i> …

Op-Ed: A Public Forum on Policy Debate

September 18, 2015<p>By Christian Chessman<p>We fly around the country to compete in front of strangers for recognition from our insular community. We’re …

The Joy of Dancing

Although I hate to admit it, I will confess right now; I do watch "Dancing With The Stars."<p>There. I've said it.<p>For as long as I can remember, there …

The Four Ps of Public Speaking

Speak in public? Most people shake in their boots at the very thought. Yet, as a writer, chances are you will find yourself in front of an audience …

Public Speaking

Mad About You

IN THE SUMMER after my sophomore year in college, I’d often drive to Blockbuster, where my best friend worked and would slip me contraband DVDs, free …

TV

Rape Culture Is Real

“You were drinking, what did you expect?”<p>Those were the first words that I heard when I went to someone I trusted for support after my roommate’s …

Plenty of Room for Stupidity: On P. G. Wodehouse

Devotees of P. G. Wodehouse, and I’m one, don’t respond well when he’s criticized. We have snap rejoinders. <i>He wrote too many books</i>? Hardly—why, he published only ninety-six in his long lifetime. <i>He was repetitive</i>? It’s called variations on a theme. <i>His characters did not live in the real world</i>? Would …

April Public Forum Topic Analysis

March 26, 2014<p>By Christian Chessman<p>Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of …

Concentration of Wealth

WEALTH IN THE USA (Photo credit: er00mb0b)<p>1% of the population owns about 50% of the wealth.<br>• This 1% owns $110 trillion.<br>• $110 trillion is 65 times the …

Forces of Divergence

Is surging inequality endemic to capitalism?<p>In the stately world of academic presses, it isn’t often that advance orders and publicity for a book prompt a publisher to push forward its publication date. But that’s what Belknap, an imprint of Harvard University Press, did for “Capital in the …

They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

No matter how you feel about ethnicity and casting — and how ethnicity or race should relate to casting — there's probably something in the news lately that's going to make you upset. Folks have strong opinions about how the race of actors should or shouldn't relate to the characters they play, but …

Star Wars and the 4 Ways Science Fiction Handles Race

The genre has no problem imagining a future full of spaceships and aliens. A racially integrated society, though?<p>It’d be great news if the buzz about <i>12 Years a Slave</i>’s Lupita Nyong'o being cast in the upcoming <i>Star Wars</i> sequel is true. That’s because Lupita Nyong’o is great, and it would be …