Mariano Torres

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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic <b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history, his philosophy of religion in particular having shaped the work of such modern atheism …

Why academics can't write

Unclear language reflects unclear thinking. Photo credit: Pat Dunachie<p>A couple or so years ago, the university where I teach introduced a new way for …

Graduate jobs: top 12 degree subjects for getting a job

Finland's education ambassador spreads the word

Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend …

America’s scariest police chief shoots “libtards” and forms militias

<b>Mark Kessler (chiefkessler.com)</b><p>Meet Chief Marc Kessler: Liberal hater, M-16 carrier and founder of armed group to defend the country from tyranny<p>Alex Seitz-Wald<p>July 24, 2013 11:44am (UTC)<p>Mark Kessler really loves guns. "I carry an M-16 at work," he says. He can do that because he's a police officer …

Americans worried about NSA infringing on privacy

<b>NSA Operations Center (Wikimedia)</b><p>About 40% say privacy should be protected even if it limiits the ability to investigate terrorist threats<p>Alex Halperin<p>July 24, 2013 1:14pm (UTC)<p>Almost three quarters of Americans believe NSA programs tracking phone and digital communications are infringing on some …

Student loan debt should be treated like Detroit’s

<b>(AP/Kevin Rivoli/Cosmin Nahaiciuc via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Why can huge municipalities resort to Chapter 9 protection, but not 37 million Americans drowning in student loans?<p>Tim Donovan<p>July 24, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Last Thursday, Detroit gained the dubious distinction of becoming the largest …