An Open Letter to the Atheist Community

An Open Letter to the Atheist Community

To begin, I want to say that I’m glad we’ve managed to create a community, and I’m proud of the work many of us do…

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Puns Don’t Kill People: An Almost-History of Puns

Puns Don’t Kill People: An Almost-History of Puns

The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollack Gotham Books, 211…

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Noose of Social Responsibility

Noose of Social Responsibility

It’s hard for people who feel that “something must be done.”  They struggle with an urge to make a difference however they can; they become…

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From the People who Brought you Cheese: on Embracing Neurodiversity

From the People who Brought you Cheese: on Embracing Neurodiversity

I’m sure someone else has said this, but it doesn’t appear to have caught on in human evolutionary speculation, so I’ll repeat it here: We…

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Single White Teacher seeks LTR/Financial Support

Single White Teacher seeks LTR/Financial Support

Last night, I sat in my room pondering a world in which teachers don’t have collective bargaining rights, living wages, health insurance, or anyone to…

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I Reserve the Right to Take Your Rights

I Reserve the Right to Take Your Rights

Public Unions are a touchy topic. Following the bill and the protests revoking collective bargaining in Wisconsin, many states with conservative governors tried to enact…

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Wait, I am “the Man”?

Wait, I am “the Man”?

A few weeks ago, a class full of middle-class white students sat in a classroom and listened to this: These students, a group of current…

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“Deadly and Unglamorous”: Cigarette Warning Labels, Class War, and Chocolate

“Deadly and Unglamorous”: Cigarette Warning Labels, Class War, and Chocolate

An era is ending, an era, which for better or for worse, I’ve called my own for many years, and, until the reality of my…

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Science on the Internet: Why we are left to our beliefs

Science on the Internet: Why we are left to our beliefs

As we stumble through the internet, we occasionally find a piece of real, reliable scientific information, facts and figures linked to their sources where one…

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5 Reasons Libertarianism is Unconscionable

5 Reasons Libertarianism is Unconscionable

It’s easy enough to tackle the straw man caricature of libertarianism that Ayn Rand imagines in which the world is starkly divided between the “parasites”…

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