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News Roundup 3/23/2022

News Roundup 3/23/2022

US News A police officer who tased a man in the genitals was denied qualified immunity. [Link] Julian Assange and Stella Moris marry in a UK prison as Assange faces extradition to the US. [Link] Colorado will divest from Unilever in its state pension fund because of...

News Roundup 3/23/2022

News Roundup 3/15/2022

US News The UK Supreme Court denies Julian Assange’s request to appeal his extradition to the US. [Link] While at a black site, Ammar al-Baluchi was used by the CIA to train people to torture. Baluchi was slammed into a wall for over two hours so agents could be...

The War Over Your Mind

The War Over Your Mind

Attention is the new currency. This isn’t an original thought. For decades there has been competition for your mind and attention on a multitude of fronts. With the popularity of social media and the twenty-four-hour news cycle the efforts have only accelerated. The...

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

Virtue signaling—the practice of highlighting what one takes to be one’s own moral superiority, often by loudly denouncing the character and comportment, including the speech, of other people—has become a dominant mode of rhetoric throughout social media and network...

Australia’s History of Benevolent Fascism

Australia’s History of Benevolent Fascism

You can read Part I of this essay, published in September 2021, here. Australia has had a history of complicated relationships between the governments that ruled over its vast sunburned lands and the individual citizens subject to such rule. The states and territories...

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