"You are the condo that your bugs [intestinal flora] helped to build and design. The bugs redecorate you every day. They turn the thermostat up and down, and bang on your pipes."
The Fat Drug
"Like an audience entertained by a magician, we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality."
Without a Trace: 'The Sixth Extinction,' by Elizabeth Kolbert
“It’s the first time in history we are trying this experiment of a sexuality that’s rooted in equality and that lasts for decades,” Esther Perel said. “It’s a tall order for one person to be your partner in Management Inc., your best friend and passionate lover. There’s a certain part of you that with this partner will not be fulfilled. You deal with that loss. It’s a paradox to be lived with, not solved.”
The Stories We Tell
"The case of trade reflects a larger shift in the balance of power. As multinational or "stateless" capital diminishes the sovereignty of individual countries, including the United States, and strengthens the autonomy of international corporations, it weakens the already fragile economic security of millions of out-of-work Americans. Their plight appears to be unheeded in the world of "advisory committees." One can only fear what comes next."
Free Trade Disagreement
The Opinion Pages: Capitalism vs. Democracy
(We can have capitalism or we can have democracy, but we can't have both)
What Drives Success?
(be born somewhere else)
The Obama-Bush Nexus
(introverts, both of them)
If You See Something, Say Something
(human-caused climate change)
Among the Inept, Researchers Discover, Ignorance Is Bliss
"In Mr. Sherman’s book, Mr. Ailes is quoted by fellow Fox News executives as saying, “I want to elect the next U.S. president.” It could be argued that he succeeded, although it wasn’t the candidate he wanted."
Media & Advertising: Roger Ailes’s Permanent Pushback Campaign
Three Small-Cap Additions To Your Dividend Growth Portfolio
I have a few shares of Triangle Capitol Corporation.
“Rather than generating opinion shifts that would make redistributive policies more likely,” Kelly and Enns write, “increased economic inequality produces a conservative response in public sentiment.”
Does Rising Inequality Make Us Hardhearted?
1971, long before Edward Snowden:
“It became pretty obvious to us,” he said, “that if we don’t do it, nobody will.”
Burglars Who Took on F.B.I. Abandon Shadows
Op-Ed Columnist: The Gospel According to Mary
Books: Our Pleasure in Others’ Misfortune
‘The Joy of Pain,’ and What We Get Out of It
On Jammed Jets, Sardines Turn on One Another
Opinion: Triumph of the English Major
My Story: How I Found Love and Companionship Online
How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
I see I speak Kentuckian. Makes sense: the Scotch-Irish entered the country in the mid Atlantic states and worked their way west. I went a little more westward than my fellows.
Is American Culture to Blame for Failing Schools?
A Woman’s Fantasy in a Modern Reality
‘Fear of Flying’ by Erica Jong, 40 Years Later
It’s the Economy: Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive
In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns
Inside Intelligence: Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet’ Argues for the Power of Introverts
I've decided to become a movie maker:
What do you think of my work?
The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever
Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason can provide the tools that people need in order to make good decisions.
I Love Slime Molds and So Should You
Smarter than humans, they were here before we were, and they'll be here after we're gone.
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