Believing in the Afterlife Doesn't Mean Religious People Have A Death Wish

Your valuation of human life is almost certainly dependent upon hundreds, or perhaps even thousands of variables. The belief in an afterlife, or lack thereof, may indeed be one of those variables. But nothing more than that.

Ahmaud Arbery's Past Mistakes Do Not Justify the Vigilantism That Led to His Death

If we embrace the idea that the value of human life is permanently diminished by each and every mistake that we make, we must necessarily concede that many of us are just as deserving.

Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Accused of Union Busting, Retaliating Against Employees

The progressive news giant is in the midst of a very ugly battle with staff who say that their union activities are being met with resistance and retaliation.

An Open Letter to Jussie Smollett

I certainly don't think you belong in jail and I'm a believer in second chances. But first, you need to apologize.

Leave Billie Alone: On Joyless Culture War Polemics and the Transcendent Power of Art

Only in our cynical, all-encompassing political moment could Billie Eilish simultaneously be criticized as both a nihilistic radical and the embodiment of traditionalist whiteness.

'Star Trek: Picard' Can't Avoid Being Political, But it Should Refrain From Being Unnecessarily Preachy

If the show’s writers and producers choose to turn Picard into a garden-variety polemic against the Brexiteers and their conservative counterparts in America—they’ll waste a golden opportunity.

Review: Patricia Marcoccia's 'The Rise of Jordan Peterson'

I’m still not sure who the real Jordan Peterson is, and I’m not sure I ever will.

Dear Boomers and Millennials: Please Stop the Childish Bickering

We don’t have time for petty arguments over the precise amounts of blame that each generation should have to bear for the problems with which we’ve all been cursed.

Leaked Richard Spencer Audio Looks Terrible for His Apologists

In the past, mainstream media and online reactionaries have equivocated about calling Spencer a Nazi. That's exactly what he wants.

#SaveLuna: The Conservative Media Outrage Story Based on Lies

Jeffrey Younger's viral tale of his child's forced gender transition by their ideologically domineering mother is now looking like complete bullshit.

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