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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…

Kate Daily On HubPages

The metaphorical lines drawn between self-defense and assault are blurred for most people. From her teen years until her passing at 98, Ms. Height ignored the prejudice against her for…

“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…

Biden makes largest ad buy yet as he continues to eclipse Trump on the airwaves

The Biden campaign announced its largest ad buy yet this week, lavishing some $65 million on broadcast, digital, and print in key battleground states, according to CNN. The announcement comes…

Symbols of Cosmic Order

Adam Smith says you and I are “lovers of toys.” This love drives the economy. The toys are of two sets. One is the tasks, business structures, and institutions comprising…

Thursday Night Owls: Covid-19 will soon take its 200,000th U.S. life. How many more have to die?

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Stephen Engelberg at Pro-Publica writes—America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many…

The Prospects Of Information Technology For A Feasible, Functioning Anarcho

Just like having a roommate requires certain rules of conduct about sharing a bathroom, kitchen, food etc., the cabinet that holds the office supplies also has its own set of…

Office Depot Hours

Clive Hamilton’s Quarterly Essay, “What’s Left? The Monnet plan stood on two clearly distinguishable intellectual premises. The first premise was neo-functionalist incrementalism: In the fifties and sixties, neo-functionalism was highly…