Bathroom Laws: Bathroom Rights

Embed from Getty Images One way to approach the moral issue of whether transgender people should be able to choose their bathrooms is to consider the matter in utilitarian terms. This would involve
Embed from Getty Images One way to approach the moral issue of whether transgender people should be able to choose their bathrooms is to consider the matter in utilitarian terms. This would involve [More]

Social Media & Shaming

Embed from Getty Images While shaming was weaponized long ago as a means of punishment, social media has transformed it into a weapon of reversed mass destruction. Rather than a single weapon
Embed from Getty Images While shaming was weaponized long ago as a means of punishment, social media has transformed it into a weapon of reversed mass destruction. Rather than a single weapon [More]

Guarding the Trumps

Embed from Getty Images While it has not always been the case, the current practice is for the American taxpayer to foot the bill for extensive protection of the president and their family. When
Embed from Getty Images While it has not always been the case, the current practice is for the American taxpayer to foot the bill for extensive protection of the president and their family. When [More]

A time for utopia?:

TP readers may be interested in my new IAI piece, on utopia as an aim and/or as a term of criticism:
TP readers may be interested in my new IAI piece, on utopia as an aim and/or as a term of criticism: [More]

Swarms

Anyone who has played RTS games such as Blizzard’s Starcraft knows the basics of swarm warfare: you build a vast swarm of cheap units and hurl them against the enemy’s smaller force of more
Anyone who has played RTS games such as Blizzard’s Starcraft knows the basics of swarm warfare: you build a vast swarm of cheap units and hurl them against the enemy’s smaller force of more [More]

Fake News II: Facebook

While a thorough analysis of the impact of fake news on the 2016 election will be an ongoing project, there are excellent reasons to believe that it was a real factor. For example, BuzzFeed’s
While a thorough analysis of the impact of fake news on the 2016 election will be an ongoing project, there are excellent reasons to believe that it was a real factor. For example, BuzzFeed’s [More]

Philosophy & My Old Husky V: Goodbye Good Girl

Isis, my husky, joined the pack in 2004. She was a year old and her soul was filled with a wildness and a love of destruction. I channeled that wildness into running and that (mostly) took care of
Isis, my husky, joined the pack in 2004. She was a year old and her soul was filled with a wildness and a love of destruction. I channeled that wildness into running and that (mostly) took care of [More]

White Nationalism II: The BLM Argument

Embed from Getty Images While there are some varieties of white nationalism, it is an ideology committed to the creation and preservation of a nation comprised entirely of whites (or at least white
Embed from Getty Images While there are some varieties of white nationalism, it is an ideology committed to the creation and preservation of a nation comprised entirely of whites (or at least white [More]

White Nationalism I: The Family Argument

Embed from Getty Images While more mainstream supporters of Trump insist he is not a racist, white nationalists and their ilk have rejoiced in his victory. Regardless of what Trump believes, his
Embed from Getty Images While more mainstream supporters of Trump insist he is not a racist, white nationalists and their ilk have rejoiced in his victory. Regardless of what Trump believes, his [More]

Religious Liberty

The authors of the United States Constitution were aware of the dangers presented by state infringement on religious liberty. The First Amendment provides two key protections for citizens. The first
The authors of the United States Constitution were aware of the dangers presented by state infringement on religious liberty. The First Amendment provides two key protections for citizens. The first [More]