“Verrit” Shows Everything Wrong With Clintonism

Of course Hillary Clinton endorsed a propagandistic “fact-checking” startup…


Wait, Do People Actually Know Just How Evil This Man Is?

Joe Arpaio’s reign was two decades of intimidation, cruelty, and abuses of power…


Selling Social Justice

Defending progressive values from the media institutions that profit off them…


Response to A Critique on Free Speech and Violence

You can care about strategy and have moral values at the same time…


The Uses of Platitudes

Never shun a cliché just because it’s a cliché…


Why We Don’t Like Hysterical Journalists

A journalist asks us to defend our analysis…


Thinking Strategically About Free Speech And Violence

We should be careful before embracing ideas that might lead to catastrophe…


Generation Wealth

A new book portrays America as a nation of hideous consumptive excess…


Teaching Climate Change

The best way to teach someone about science is by encouraging them to doubt it…


Nothing Will Ever Be Enough

Dwayne Betts did everything right, and then some. So why can’t he practice law?


Can Prison Abolition Ever Be Pragmatic?

Will incarceration always be a necessary evil?


Lessons From Chomsky

Some things I’ve learned from his writings…


Academic Language and the Problem of Meaninglessness

“Clear” language is not the same as “simple” language…


There Is No Justification For The Media’s Hierarchy of Victims

Suffering is suffering, no matter who it happens to…


Let’s All Try To Be Nice To One Another

In times of systemic injustice, it’s important to try our best to show personal compassion…


Why Is Charles Murray Odious?

Less because of his empirical methods than because of his horrible moral values…


Politics is a Contest of Domination

There’s nothing admirable about refusing to fight for your values…


The Democratic Party Just Admitted It Doesn’t Stand For Anything

The slogan “Have You Seen The Other Guys?” shows the party’s total lack of positive vision…


Pretty Much Anyone Who Says They Can’t Pay $15 An Hour is a Lying Swine

Regardless of where you stand on minimum wage laws, have no sympathy for well-off employers who say they can’t pay.


The Meaning of Exploitation

The case of California’s port truckers shows the absurdity of “voluntariness” in a free market…