Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lazy Labor Day Weekend Here at HE

Work and play this Labor Day Weekend will keep me from posting anything substantial, though I might get a minute to post an update or two. Things should get back to normal around Tuesday of next week. Until then, you … Continue reading

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The Onion: Experts Point to Long, Glorious History of Successful U.S. Bombing Campaigns

Despite the fact that only 9% of Americans approve of military intervention in Syria, the war drums are beating more and more loudly. Now that it’s beginning to look like only a matter of time until the President pulls the … Continue reading

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WaPo: Syria Intervention is Less Popular than Congress

Max Fisher of the Washington Post points to a new poll showing only 9% of respondents approve of military intervention in Syria, despite recent news that chemical weapons may have been used by Bashar al-Assad against his own people. A … Continue reading

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Libertarian Literature

As a lifelong reader with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, I feel qualified enough to make the casual and probably unobjectionable observation that most great art, film, or literature often comes with a decidedly socialist or at least social … Continue reading

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Violence in the Media: An Age-Old Debate

An editorial in The New York Times this weekend asks whether media violence “leads to the real thing.” The article, which comes from the forensic psychologists Vasilis K. Pozios, Praveen R. Kambam, and H. Eric Bender, discusses the age-old question in relation … Continue reading

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Oh, the irony. On the same morning that the front page of the Wall Street Journal reveals that NSA surveillance programs are in fact broader than we were initially led to believe, the paper’s Review & Outlook section publishes an …

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As I posted this past Monday evening, the list of employers who are cutting employee hours to navigate around the Affordable Care Act is growing. The White House, for its part, has responded to these developments by dismissing them as …

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In the wake of last night’s news that the U.K. government was involved in the destruction of hard drives belonging to The Guardian, presumably in an attempt to end the ongoing publication of documents related to the NSA’s worldwide surveillance …

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One day after Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda was detained for a full seven hours under schedule 7 of the UK’s terror laws on his way through Heathrow back home to Rio de Janeiro, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has published a letter …

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On the final track of Yeezus, Kanye West raps that a woman he’s just met at a club “rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty.” This week, though, 196 of Forever 21′s U.S. employees actually took a big step in the …

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