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Call Our Mass Killings What They Are

August 16th, 2019 No Comments

Think of the superstitions that support our status quo. … Superstitions eventually require oblations. We’ve reached that point.

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Self-Selection is Diversity’s Natural Predator

August 16th, 2019 No Comments

Diversity accelerates adaptation, once self-selection has been removed. Allegiance to one another and to those who came before occurs less naturally, and so less often. History has less sway on the future.

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Outrage is Not Easily Contained

August 10th, 2019 No Comments

I watched how outrage brought people together more powerfully than anything else. It worried me. Outrage is rage aimed at outsiders. Both halves of that formula are dangerous.

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There Is Some Fakery in Our News

July 26th, 2019 No Comments

“Could not be determined” — in other, clearer words — has at least four different meanings: We didn’t ask; we don’t know; we can’t prove; we can’t say.

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Surveillance Capitalism Won’t be Benign

July 21st, 2019 No Comments

The watchful eye isn’t similar to a concerned parent, or even a “big brother.” Think instead of Santa Claus, without the gifts and the fatherly wink.

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Some Workers Deserve Their Robot Replacements

July 12th, 2019 No Comments

The engineer and conductor allowed Train 501 over the Point Defiance Bypass going too fast. Everyone else connected to the tragedy has been too slow.

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Overwhelmed? Join the Club

July 5th, 2019 No Comments

Since no one else is complaining, we assume that we’re the only ones who feel like we’re not keeping up — while those around us feel and assume the same things.

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Pelosi’s Secret Impeachment Strategy

July 4th, 2019 No Comments

If the timing is right, Democrats can spend the summer describing the particulars and the inevitability of impeachment. They can also ask voters to give them control of the Senate, so they can finish the job.

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Is There a Plan B for the Lane County Courthouse?

May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Leaders try to keep things clear for voters — up or down, yes or no. That may be smart politically, but it’s not how any of us make real choices in life. Politics seldom resembles real life, but both might be better if it did.

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Privacy Protections Will Lead to More Surveillance

May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Do you feel safer? Enjoy it while it lasts…. Is this the future we see for ourselves in Oregon? The Oregon Supreme Court has set us on that path.

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