Kyle Tuverson

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The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans. Here's Why

American politics is never static. Similar to the value system of certain presidential candidates, it's in a never-ending state of constant evolution. For this reason, "Dewey Defeats Truman," "We still seek no wider war," and "They hate our freedoms" are time capsules of American history seen …

Can Congress over-ride a Supreme Court decision?

LAST WEEK, in a fit of chutzpah or foolishness, Rick Santorum, a GOP presidential candidate known for his unyielding social conservatism, accepted an …

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and museums to visit, many of which are free to explore. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find even more activities and sites that don't cost a thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>National Building Museum,</b> acclaimed for its …

Museums

Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

Critics of the current $20 bill forget the president who made American democracy democratic.<p>He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma …

Political Science

How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

The choices were stark: sack a third of our workforce or cut their wages by a third. After a short board meeting we cut their wages, assured they would survive and that, with a bit of cajoling, they would return to our sweatshop in Shenzhen after their two-week break.<p>But that was only the start. In …

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The Singularity can explain why we seem alone in the Universe

by T. Reyes<p>Yet another attempt at SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) has come up empty. A first phase analysis of Wide-field Infrared …

The Bullshit Hypocrisy of "All-Natural" Foods

Here’s the thing about nature: It will fuck up your shit.<p>A few weeks ago, the website The Naked Label published a picture of a vibrant, colorful …

Ian Millhiser’s exposé of the Supreme Court, Injustices, reviewed.

In America at the dawn of the 20th century, 25,000 little boys spent 10 hours a day in the living hell known as a coal mine. Charged with pulling …

A Bunch of Arguments for Compulsory Voting

Here is a handy dandy list of the main arguments I’ve encountered for compulsory voting. Alas, none are sound. Also, two arguments against compulsory …

Political Science

Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the problem: The United States has enabled Israel, and now we must stop.

Two weeks ago, the United States had a Benjamin Netanyahu problem. The Israeli prime minister seemed to have gone rogue. His ambassador to Washington …

Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too.<p>Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement.<p>"Other countries have mandatory …

Barack Obama