Psycho Archive

Maybe Sport Can Lead Us Out of Tribalism

In an age when tribalism is the unchecked force behind even the most intimate decisions we make, the NBA is sending a powerful message. The stars of the league will be playing for the love of the

Silence is Golden: A Short History of Talking

Reply-all didn’t end loneliness. It caused it. Offices became quieter, like classrooms filled with well-behaved children.

A New Approach to Gun Control: Give Every American One

Here’s my modest proposal. Give every American, when they register to vote, a gun. Each American can keep it or give it back, but that’s it. If America is going to keep a militia, let it be

Year-End Fripperies (With Leftovers Aplenty)

My package arrived without incident. Incident was mailed separately.

Hidden Homelessness Culprit: Agency (Twice)

Lost in that transition was any coherent way for the government to help those who cannot or will not help themselves. Many agencies, public and private, step into that breach and do heroic work on a daily

It’s Time for the West Coast to Unite

A unified front against Daylight Saving Time would expose the silliness for what it is. Think of the move as secession-lite.

Eugene Needs Fewer Losers — Here’s How

This is not a feel-good, trophy-for-everyone argument. Solutions that incorporate minority views are sturdier, more resilient, and often more creative.

Small Morsels About Food

Turkey, ham, roast beef, lamb — without those foods, the Earl of Sandwich would still be a viscount. The other days are celebrated with chocolate, which is likewise famous for its longevity.

Plastics Could Be The End of the Future

Now the collection is “streamlined” — which sounds good, unless you’re the stream for which it’s bound.

Majority Rules is Not Enough

Politics is not like sport, or shouldn’t be. If winning is all that matters, then losers have nothing to do except wait for their turn to be winners.