Monthly Archives: September 2020

Epistemology, ontology, and the real

Counterpunch: Taking the Next Knee: Is the Athlete Revolt Real and is It a Danger to Trump? I’m not going to read the article. I just really like the title. It’s perfect.

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Guardian: The already vast fortunes of America’s 643 billionaires have soared by an average of 29% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has at the same time laid waste to tens of millions of jobs around the world. … Continue reading

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How does one outwit menacing evasiveness?

Los Angeles Times: More than a week after the Bobcat fire ignited in the rugged terrain of the Angeles National Forest, it has emerged as an unusual menace that has evaded fire crews and menaced local communities — despite burning no homes … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Signs note “face coverings are required per city/state” orders. They make no mention of the official policy of the Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service: Masks are not required, even indoors. And staff can suggest mask … Continue reading

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Intergroup attitudes can also be negatively impacted by climate change. In a recent study, survey respondents displayed more negative attitudes toward policies to support minorities and immigrants when temperatures were high (Cohen & Krueger, 2016). An experimental study showed that … Continue reading

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Teleology

BBC: The spread of coronavirus has pushed global development back more than two decades, an annual report by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has found. Tens of millions of people face greater inequality, disease and poverty, according to the … Continue reading

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Just like wine

SF Gate: August Complex Fire threatens Emerald Triangle, U.S.’s largest cannabis region Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall told the Press Democrat that while Covelo has an official population of about 1,500, more than 10,000 people live and work on surrounding … Continue reading

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… and the walls came down

Politico: A digital ad released by a fundraising arm of the Trump campaign on Sept. 11 calling on people to “support our troops” uses a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons. … “That’s definitely a MiG-29,” said Pierre … Continue reading

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S Teltow über Mauerweg nach U Zwickau

 

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Before the anomaly of Trump, everything was better in America. If anyone doubted that America is a place where all things are possible, wondered if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, questioned the power of our … Continue reading

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