So when you think of moral elements in the matter of substance use, remember two things: do not underestimate the power of the feds, and do not underestimate the power of federal drug enforcement to screw things up.
I believe Sunstein and other public information gatekeepers see themselves acting in service to their country, to protect the republic from actual threats and pernicious influence of conspiracy crackpots.
The mathematician and philosopher Laplace said that “the weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its …
We still have our friends, we still have faith in ourselves, and most of all we can still reason effectively. Government can shut down a lot, but it can never shut down rational, free thought.
The U. S. mishandled this conflict from the start. You can make that judgment without any reference to international law. You only need common sense.
Only in a democratic republic do citizens have an obligation to protect themselves from corrupt rulers.
I decided way back when I wrote about Reagan that persuading people to change their minds about politics is not something I would ever try to do. It is like trying to change people’s minds about God or religion in general, another thing I never try to do.
Despite best efforts at analytical restraint, one wants to understand Trump’s supernal derangement. Is he a buffoon who acts like a strongman, or a strongman who acts like a buffoon?
Recognize these forms of dishonesty when you see them. With that recognition, you gain emotional resources to speak articulately when you encounter forceful people who practice these types of dishonesty. At a minimum, you can understand how their minds operate, and use that understanding to evaluate their arguments.
The poster looks so official and friendly, our big brother in the White House, but behind the curtain are a bunch of hamsters who run in their wheels until some food pellets drop out.
Trump’s election bears one loud message to Washington: stop! Stop what you are doing. Turn back. Donald Trump, however, is not the right leader for the message. He does not even understand it.
Immigration officials claim all the highest motives, but in fact they represent another instance of storm trooper government. They are mindless, armed and uniformed heavyweights who follow the empire’s orders.