If you’ve ever wondered how someone becomes radicalized on the internet, finds themselves immersed in a counterfactual narrative so compelling they are driven to violent acts against innocent strangers based on an […]
The fundamentals of guerrilla warfare, or detective work, indeed of any contest in which one is overmatched, involve dividing before conquering. Turn the enemy against himself. It’s in the Book of Joshua […]
During the 2016 campaign, Donald told the nation exactly how horrible a person he is and how terrible a President he would be. In July 2017 there were at least 77 reported examples of Donald or his minions doing the horrible things Donald said he would.
Alexander Putin may not be preparing to invade Europe, but he understands the value of spectacle in establishing a nation’s place in the world. The Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Sochi may […]
Our social media activities would benefit from a dose of critical thinking. A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on. – Terry Pratchett I had […]
This is just remarkable. And it may be the 7th Sign. I try not to read David Brooks any more than I have to because every time I do I wind up […]
Doubleplusungood: Adam Smith (D-WA), indefinite detention "hero" of NDAA amendment fame, pushes domestic propaganda
If you’re not from Washington State, you might only know of Adam Smith for sponsoring HR 4192 – Due Process and Military Detention Amendments Act, a laudable act, to be sure. While […]
In the spring of 1994, I was a junior studying electrical engineering at Penn State. I had two general education credits left if I was going to graduate in four years, but […]
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it?