Liberate these links:
- Trigger Warning: Breakfast.
- On the city of Hartford, Connecticut.
- What the Media Isn’t Telling You about Israel’s Attack on Gaza .
- Why Israel’s Racist Violence is Getting Worse.
- Ruth Bader Ginsberg was Right, and We Already Have Proof.
- Rich People Curses.
- Property v. Liberty, on Hobby Lobby.
- Marriage and Modernity, from Shari’a law to Same Sex Marriage.
- The Political Motives of Mass Killers:
[V]iolence against black Americans is rarely called terrorism, while attacks on government or corporate structures (even those resulting in no casualties, like the ELF and ALF arsons in the 1990s and early 2000s) or public gatherings with large groups of white people are. The militia-movement inspired Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the anti-technology mail bombs of the Unabomber and Eric Rudolph’s attacking the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for “spreading world socialism” were all seen as acts of terrorism. Meanwhile, the targeted shootings and bombings at abortion clinics, gay bars and synagogues throughout the 1980s and ’90s and the attacks on Muslims and mosques more recently are often understood as hate crimes.
And yet even with this racist and reactionary definition of terrorism, school and mass shooters, who often attack affluent white people at random and in public, are never included. Rather, their actions are understood as senseless tragedies. But if the acts are really senseless, why do they keep happening, week after week? And why do the newscasters have to keep telling us, with increasing desperation, that they’re senseless?
- How Jeff Koons Turns Money into Art.
- Nowhereland, on separatism in Western Sahara.
- How Syria’s Ancient Treasures are Being Smashed.
- Dead Trees and Fallen Leaves Near Chernobyl aren’t Decaying.
- Nullification: Jurors’ Secret Weapon against Harsh Sentencing.
- On Facebook, Tech Companies, and Social Science Research.
- Why Hate Soccer?
The findings of our study largely support Foer’s argument that attitudes about globalization are the key driver of soccer hate. The best predictor of anti-soccer attitudes was not political party, social class, education, nor income. Rather, anti-soccer attitudes were best explained by how respondents felt about whether “American culture is strengthened by values and traditions…[of] new immigrants.”
In a sense, soccer represents a double-threat — it’s European and Hispanic! — to those who feel threatened by the encroachment of cultural globalization. Coulter admits as much when she says, “If more ‘Americans’ are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law.”
- Dead People Can’t Take Selfies, on the one-sided violence in Israel-Palestine.
- In Sweden, Being a Prostitute is Legal – But Paying One Isn’t.
- American Quakers Have Created an “Underground Railroad” for Uganda’s LGBT Population.
- Inside the Quiet Struggle for LGBT Rights in Ukraine.
- On the Neoliberal Rhetoric of Harm.
- Inventing the Social Network.
- This is Not a Vermeer & Uber for Art Forgeries.