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News Roundup 11/18/21

News Roundup 11/18/21

Covid The White House will offer drug makers billions of dollars to increase the production ability of mRNA covid vaccines to one billion doses per year. [Link] The US will send Johnson and Johnson covid vaccines to the border of Thailand and Myanmar. The donated...

Why Demographics is not Destiny

Why Demographics is not Destiny

“Demographics is destiny” is a phrase uttered in some rightwing circles and quietly believed in some leftwing ones. In political terms, the phrase suggests either cultural or genetic determinism, or both—namely, that people of a particular culture, ethnicity, or race...

2019, The Palestinian Reality Check

2019, The Palestinian Reality Check

In recent weeks there has been a plethora of news surrounding of all things, the Trump administration and its policies. Between the talking points, much of the news has found one way or another, a comparison to the Palestinians and Israelis. For example, this week...

What Does Litter Say About Us?

With all the serious problems facing the nation and the world, the problem of littering seems insignificant. But it is not. Litter says a lot about us.  It says something about class, race, ethnicity, and even political ideology.  It speaks volumes about our sense of...

Reason Lets Me Down

Thanks to evolutionary psychology and biology, I’m like most hominoids:  a big bundle of emotions, chemical reactions, automatic motor functions, instincts, illogic, and irrationality; plus a much smaller amount of reason and rationality, but at least a larger amount...

When Our Faces Are Our ‘Papers’

A passenger on a bus at Fort Lauderdale’s Greyhound station recently recorded disturbing footage of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers walking up the bus’ aisle, asking for proof of citizenship. Although nothing new, it’s sad to see American law enforcement...

When Our Faces Are Our 'Papers'

A passenger on a bus at Fort Lauderdale’s Greyhound station recently recorded disturbing footage of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers walking up the bus’ aisle, asking for proof of citizenship. Although nothing new, it’s sad to see American law enforcement...

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