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Nov 28, 2018

We're told the world is getting better all the time. In January, The New York Times' Nick Kristof explained "Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History." The same month, Harvard professor and Bill Gates' favorite optimist Steven Pinker lamented (in a special edition of Time magazine guest edited by - who else? - Bill...

Nov 21, 2018

Focus groups have long-been derided by the left, right, and center for watering down culture and reducing creative and political endeavors to dull, show-of-hand reductionism.

But what if focus groups – which first arose from socialist experiments in 1920s Vienna – are not inherently bad? What if they've simply been...

Nov 14, 2018

In the wake of the 2016 election, many conservatives, liberals, and - unfortunately - even some on the left pointed to Democrats' reliance on so-called "identity politics" to explain Donald Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton.

One of the most popular manifestations of this sentiment was the controversy...

Nov 7, 2018

“Bush didn’t send enough Troops.”

“Trump needs authorization from Congress before launching a war.”

“Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories are not helpful.”

We hear these liberal objections to war and occupation all the time. On the surface, they sound opposed to...