Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Warriors in the Storm

Fate whispers to the warrior, “You can not withstand the storm.”The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.” —Jake Remington To call life the storm would be tempting but not quite right. It is THE WORLD that is the storm; the thing we struggle to navigate; the circumstances that try us, and break us, and …

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climate change

Three Key Points on Climate Change (for the Denier in Your Life)

For the deniers and doubters among us, I offer you three simple, brief points on climate change that may warrant your consideration. For those already convinced, these three points may be helpful to you in future debates… 1. Climate change science IS good science. What makes good science? The ability to make reliable predictions, for …

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I’m “Pro-Life” (But Not That Kind of “Pro-Life”)

There’s a lot of discussion underway about the legalities of abortion and women’s right to choose, of which I am a firm supporter. I believe strongly that everyone has the right to make decisions about their own bodies and health, as enshrined in the 1946 Constitution of the World Health Organization—and as we should all …

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How to Disable Trumpism: Target the Followers, Not their Leader

Narcissism, egotism, aggression, dishonesty, far-right extremism, and white nationalism (all of which have been collectively referred to as “Trumpism”) are on the rise around the world, influencing average citizens and political leaders alike—and significantly compromising the common good. This is how to stop it… What follows is a slightly revised, late-night train of thought on …

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This is the State of Us…

What is it going to take to make this work? This is a question that I often ask in the final lecture of personality psychology, a class that is both advanced degree fulfillment and crash course in human nature. The question is a reflection on just that—our nature. But it it is an increasingly difficult …

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It’s Time for a Revolution

The future is not as I imagined it would be when I was a child. In the seventh grade I submitted a science report entitled Will the Earth Ever End? I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty fascinated with apocalyptic scenarios since I was quite young. My report included everything from environmental collapse to a large-scale alien …

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