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Cancelling “Le Bon David”

Of all the great philosophers, one might suppose, among the last to fall victim to the “cancel culture” would be David Hume. And yet le bon David, as the savants…

Wednesday Night Owls: Fed program meant to help workers in pandemic made Wall Street a priority

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Kenny Stancil at Common Dreams writes—Fed Program Meant to Help Workers Amid Pandemic Prioritized Wall Street…

Divorcing from China?

What is the proper role of commercial relations in the Sino-American geopolitical competition? Should Washington do anything to economically strengthen the most complicated and challenging rival it has ever faced?…

Tuesday Night Owls. Zhang: 2020 election needs a focus on the climate crisis

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At Teen Vogue, 18-year-old Rachel Zhang, a first-time voter this year and formerly a Bernie Sanders…

Calling Princeton’s “Anti-Racist” Bluff

Last Thursday, the Department of Education (DoE) sent a letter to Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber to inform him that the University will be under investigation for possible violations…

Monday Night Owls: Young Americans wouldn't be the only winners from canceling student debt

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Alexis Goldstein at The New Republic writes—Canceling student debt will prevent irreversible wealth loss in younger…

Stigma and Sympathy

The wish is often father to the belief, never more so when our interests are in play. But even without material interests, we are often so attached to our ideas…

Sunday Night Owls. Mayer: Mitch moves his own strings, and he'll dump anybody to preserve his power

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At The New Yorker, Jane Mayer writes—For Mitch McConnell, Keeping His Senate Majority Matters More Than…

Saturday Night Owls: The coronavirus pandemic is widening the racial wealth gap

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Rhitu Chatterjee at NPR reports: How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap: […] Sixty…

“Contextualizing” Jefferson

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has decided to add “context” to the statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University Rotunda. Their decision comes on the heels of a…